Indiana reports another 779 COVID-19 cases, 21 more deaths

The Indiana State Department of Health on Sunday reported 779 new cases of COVID-19. Daily cases have been below 1,000 for 15 straight days and for 23 of the past 24 days.

The state also reported 21 new deaths due to the coronavirus, the highest mark since March 13.

The department said 4,912 new individuals were tested Saturday.

Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 increased from 577 on Friday to 592 on Saturday. The high mark was 3,460, set on Nov. 30.

The state said more than 948,000 Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Sunday at 5 a.m. More than 1.43 million had received the first dose of a two-dose 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: 779

Total cumulative cases: 677,905

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 21

Total deaths: 12,536

COVID-19 testing

New tested individuals: 4,912

Total cumulative tested individuals: 3,215,271

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 21.1%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 8.5%**

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 9.4%

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 3.2%**

** 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 – March 21)

First dose administered: 1,434,023 (daily increase of 15,783)

Fully vaccinated: 948,555 (daily increase of 13,188)

County numbers

Marion County cumulative cases: 92,522 (increase of 104)

Marion County new deaths: 2

Marion County cumulative deaths: 1,687

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 6%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 2.8%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 33,000

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 16,181

Johnson County cumulative cases: 16,792

Madison County cumulative cases: 11,961

Boone County cumulative cases: 6,294

Hancock County cumulative cases: 7,605

Morgan County cumulative cases: 6,229

Shelby County cumulative cases: 4,691

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 34.9 %

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 3.6%

Available ventilators: 81.7%

Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 1.3%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Sunday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 29,791,371

U.S. deaths: 542,026

Global cases: 123,007,936

Global deaths: 2,712,137

*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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