Indiana reports another 65 deaths from COVID-19

The Indiana State Department of Health on Wednesday reported 65 new deaths from COVID-19, bringing the pandemic total in the state to 15,132.

The seven-day moving average of new deaths rose from 25 to 28 per day, the health department said.

Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 increased from 2,113 on Monday to 2,129 on Tuesday, the department said. More than 26% of Indiana’s intensive care unit beds are occupied by COVID patients.

The department reported 2,888 new cases of COVID-19, up from 2,378 cases the previous day.

More than 3.26 million Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Wednesday at 5 a.m., after an increase of 9,826. Department statistics say 59.4% of Indiana residents 18 and older are now fully vaccinated.

COVID-19 cases

*New COVID-19 cases: 2,888

Total cumulative cases: 959,409

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 65

Total cumulative deaths: 15,132

COVID-19 testing

New tested individuals: 7,404

Total cumulative tested individuals: 4,183,248

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 22.9%

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 8.6%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 19.3%**

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 9.9%**

** 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–Sept. 29)

First dose administered: 3,248,607 (daily increase of 4,783)

Fully vaccinated: 3,264,427 (daily increase of 9,826)

County numbers

Marion County cumulative cases: 130,434 (increase of 267)

Marion County new deaths: 8

Marion County cumulative deaths: 2,020

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 16.8%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 9.6%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 44,499

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 22,700

Johnson County cumulative cases: 24,000

Madison County cumulative cases: 17,732

Boone County cumulative cases: 8,542

Hancock County cumulative cases: 11,085

Morgan County cumulative cases: 9,038

Shelby County cumulative cases: 6,760

Indiana intensive care unit usage

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 26.5%

ICU beds in use by non-COVID-19 patients: 54.3%

Available ICU beds: 19.2%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of  Wednesday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 43,347,572

U.S. deaths: 695,041

Global cases: 233,201,667

Global deaths: 4,772,958

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