Indiana reports another 1,762 COVID-19 cases, 26 more deaths

The Indiana State Department of Health on Thursday reported 1,762 new cases of COVID-19, the 10th time in 12 days that new cases have been below 2,000.

The state also reported 26 new deaths due to the coronavirus, the lowest number reported since Feb. 1 . Reported deaths due to COVID-19 have exceeded single digits in 122 of the past 123 days.

The department said 8,990 new individuals were tested Wednesday.

Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 dropped from 1,273 on Tuesday to 1,226 on Wednesday, the lowest number since Oct. 9. The high mark was 3,460, set on Nov. 30.

The state said more than 279,900 Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Thursday at 5 a.m. More than 759,900 had received the first dose of a vaccination.

Following are the latest COVID-19 numbers from the Indiana State Department of Health. The department updates its data daily based on information received through 11:59 p.m. the previous day.

COVID-19 cases

*New COVID-19 cases: 1,762

Total cumulative cases: 645,006

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 26

Total deaths: 11,604

COVID-19 testing

New tested individuals: 8,990

Total cumulative tested individuals: 3,029,943

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 21.3%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 14%**

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 10.3%

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 6.1%**

** The health department reports the 7-day positivity rates with a six-day lag to allow time for more comprehensive results.

COVID-19 vaccinations

Statewide totals (Dec. 14 – Feb. 11)

First dose administered: 759,992 (daily increase of 23,507)

Fully vaccinated: 279,995 (daily increase of 21,785)

County numbers

Marion County cumulative cases: 88,695 (increase of 198)

Marion County new deaths: 3

Marion County cumulative deaths: 1,597

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 11.1%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 5.6%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 31,146

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 15,398

Johnson County cumulative cases: 15,994

Madison County cumulative cases: 11,533

Boone County cumulative cases: 5,926

Hancock County cumulative cases: 7,259

Morgan County cumulative cases: 5,886

Shelby County cumulative cases: 4,504

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 35.8%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 11%

Available ventilators: 79.4%

Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 4.2%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Thursday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 27,295,950

U.S. deaths: 471,956

Global cases: 107,482,468

Global deaths: 2,358,085

*New cases, deaths and tests are previously unreported cases, deaths and tests submitted to the Indiana State Health Department in the 24 hours through 11:59 p.m. the previous day. The cases and testing categories typically contain numerous duplicates—as many as 20% or more—that are later eliminated from the cumulative totals.

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