Indiana reports drop in COVID-19 hospitalizations, 68 more deaths

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The Indiana State Department of Health on Wednesday reported 68 more deaths from COVID-19, raising the cumulative total to 14,550. The seven-day moving average of new deaths rose from 23 to 26 per day, the health department said.

Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 dropped from 2,687 on Monday to 2,527 on Tuesday. Monday’s number was the highest mark since Jan. 7, when hospitalizations reached 2,769. The peak was Nov. 30, when 3,460 were hospitalized.

Almost a third (32.4%) of Indiana’s intensive care unit beds are occupied by COVID patients.

The state reported 4,733 cases of COVID-19, up from 3,580 cases in Tuesday’s report.

More than 3.18 million Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Wednesday at 5 a.m., up by 5,436 from the previous day.

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: 4,733

Total cumulative cases: 918,230

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 91

Total cumulative deaths: 14,550

COVID-19 testing

New tested individuals: 11,496

Total cumulative tested individuals: 4,070,643

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 22.6%

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 8.7%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 21.2%**

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 11.8%**

** 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. 15)

First dose administered: 3,193,151 (daily increase of 4,332)

Fully vaccinated: 3,180,415 (daily increase of 5,437)

County numbers

Marion County cumulative cases: 125,249 (increase of 631)

Marion County new deaths: 12

Marion County cumulative deaths: 1,952

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 19.3%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 11.8%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 43,009

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 21,708

Johnson County cumulative cases: 23,106

Madison County cumulative cases: 16,899

Boone County cumulative cases: 8,231

Hancock County cumulative cases: 10,534

Morgan County cumulative cases: 8,654

Shelby County cumulative cases: 6,386

Indiana intensive care unit usage

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 32.4%

Available ICU beds: 18.3%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of  Wednesday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 41,371

U.S. deaths: 664,019

Global cases: 225,988,972

Global deaths: 4,652,516

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