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.
*New COVID-19 cases: 2,888
Total cumulative cases: 959,409
New deaths: 65
Total cumulative deaths: 15,132
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.
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)
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