Indiana reports fewest COVID-19 deaths since late October

The Indiana State Department of Health on Sunday reported 5,127 new cases of COVID-19, the fifth day in a row that new cases have exceeded 5,000.

The department also reported 18 more deaths due to COVID-19, the lowest daily number since Oct. 27. Reported deaths had exceeded 25 for 38 straight days prior to Sunday’s report.

The state said 14,345 new individuals have been tested, bringing the cumulative total to 2,752,524.

Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 fell from 2,678 on Friday to 2,593 on Saturday, the third straight day of decreases. The high mark was 3,460 set on Nov. 30.

COVID-19 patients occupy 25.9% of the state’s intensive care beds.

The 7-day positivity rate for unique individuals is 28.5%.

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: 5,127

Total cumulative cases563,653

Increase in cases reported Dec. 1-Jan. 1: 173,400

Increase in cases reported Nov. 1-Dec. 1: 162,265

Increase in cases reported Oct. 1-Nov. 1: 60,932

Increase in cases reported Sept. 1-Oct. 1: 26,285

Increase in cases reported Aug. 1-Sept. 1: 27,769

Increase in cases reported July 1-Aug. 1: 21,170

Increase in cases reported June 1-July 1: 11,122

Increase in cases reported May 1-June. 1: 16,065

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 18

Total deaths: 8,613

Increase in deaths reported Dec. 1-Jan. 1: 2,418

Increase in deaths reported Nov. 1-Dec. 1: 1,474

Increase in deaths reported Oct. 1-Nov. 1: 706

Increase in deaths reported Sept. 1-Oct. 1: 325

Increase in deaths reported Aug. 1-Sept. 1: 322

Increase in deaths reported July 1-Aug. 1: 315

Increase in deaths reported June 1-July 1: 480

Increase in deaths reported May 1-June. 1: 914

Increase in deaths reported April 1-May 1: 997

COVID-19 testing

New tested individuals: 14,345

Total cumulative tested individuals: 2,752,524

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 20.5%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 28.5%**

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 10.8%

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 16.3%**

Increase in unique tested individuals reported Dec. 1-Jan. 1: 432,706

Increase in unique tested individuals reported Nov. 1-Dec. 1: 507,314

Increase in unique tested individuals reported Oct. 1-Nov. 1: 322,213

Increase in unique tested individuals reported Sept. 1-Oct. 1: 303,966

Increase in unique tested individuals reported Aug. 1-Sept. 1: 325,159

Increase in unique tested individuals reported July 1-Aug. 1: 268,890

Increase in unique tested individuals reported June 1-July 1: 223,820

Increase in unique tested individuals reported May 1-June 1: 166,257

Increase in unique tested individuals reported April 1-May 1: 85,264

** 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 – Jan 5)

First dose administered: 128,026

Fully vaccinated: 585

County numbers

Marion County cumulative cases: 77,884 (increase of 624)

Marion County new deaths: 4

Marion County cumulative deaths: 1,243

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 26.1%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 15.9%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 26,769

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 13,070

Johnson County cumulative cases: 13,717

Madison County cumulative cases: 10,015

Boone County cumulative cases: 5,090

Hancock County cumulative cases: 6,001

Morgan County cumulative cases: 4,859

Shelby County cumulative cases: 3,828

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 23.8%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 25.9%

Available ventilators: 72.9%

Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 10.4%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Sunday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 22,177,373

U.S. deaths: 372,884

Global cases: 89,892,099

Global deaths: 1,930,505

*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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