The Indiana State Department of Health on Wednesday reported another 72 deaths from COVID-19, raising the cumulative total to 14,836. More than 150 new deaths have been reported in the past two days.
The seven-day moving average of new deaths rose from 26 to 27 per day, the health department said.
Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 dipped from 2,477 on Tuesday to 2,436 on Wednesday, down from a recent peak of 2,676 on Sept. 10. Almost a third (30.8%) of Indiana’s intensive care unit beds are occupied by COVID patients.
The state on reported 3,936 new cases of COVID-19, increasing the cumulative total to 941,120.
More than 3.22 million Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Wednesday at 5 a.m., after a daily increase of 5,784. Department statistics say 58.8% of Indiana residents 18 and older are now fully vaccinated.
*New COVID-19 cases: 3,936
Total cumulative cases: 941,120
New deaths: 72
Total cumulative deaths: 14,836
New tested individuals: 10,729
Total cumulative tested individuals: 4,131,566
Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 22.8%
Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 8.7%
Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 20.2%**
Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 11%**
** 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. 22)
First dose administered: 3,225,111 (daily increase of 3,296)
Fully vaccinated: 3,227,295 (daily increase of 5,784)
Marion County cumulative cases: 128,251 (increase of 647)
Marion County new deaths: 6
Marion County cumulative deaths: 1,983
Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 18.4%
Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 11.2%
Hamilton County cumulative cases: 43,827
Hendricks County cumulative cases: 22,250
Johnson County cumulative cases: 23,609
Madison County cumulative cases: 17,366
Boone County cumulative cases: 8,389
Hancock County cumulative cases: 10,841
Morgan County cumulative cases: 8,865
Shelby County cumulative cases: 6,584
Indiana intensive care unit usage
ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 30.8%
Available ICU beds: 18.1%
U.S. and worldwide numbers
As of Wednesday, from Johns Hopkins University:
U.S. cases: 42,425,566
U.S. deaths: 678,815
Global cases: 229,708,118
Global deaths: 4,712,053