Indiana reports another 72 deaths from COVID-19

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.

COVID-19 cases

*New COVID-19 cases: 3,936

Total cumulative cases: 941,120

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 72

Total cumulative deaths: 14,836

COVID-19 testing

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.

COVID-19 vaccinations

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)

County numbers

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

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