Indiana reports first increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations in five days

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The Indiana State Department of Health on Monday reported an increase in statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19, ending a five-day streak of declining numbers

Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 rose from 1,707 on Saturday to 1,746 on Sunday. More than 22% of Indiana’s intensive care unit beds are occupied by COVID patients. Hospitalizations reached a recent peak of 2,687 on Sept. 13.

The department reported 1,114 new cases of COVID-19, raising the pandemic total in the state to 987,164 cases. The cumulative total of cases rose by 4,720 over the weekend.

The department reported just one new death from COVID, but the cumulative total of deaths rose by 73 over the weekend, to 15,542.

The seven-day moving average of new deaths was at 16 per day, the health department said.

More than 3.3 million Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Monday at 5 a.m., after a weekend increase of 9,560. Department statistics show 60.3% of Indiana residents 18 and older are now fully vaccinated.

COVID-19 cases

*New COVID-19 cases: 1,114

Total cumulative cases: 987,164

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 1

Total cumulative deaths: 15,542

COVID-19 testing

New tested individuals: 3,875

Total cumulative tested individuals: 4,261,477

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 23.2%

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 8.6%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 17.7%**

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 9.3%**

** 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–Oct. 11)

First dose administered: 3,284,331 (weekend increase of 7,235)

Fully vaccinated: 3,313,593 (weekend increase of 9,560)

County numbers

Marion County cumulative cases: 133,459 (increase of 140)

Marion County new deaths: 0

Marion County cumulative deaths: 2,074

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 14.1%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 8.2%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 45,636

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 23,453

Johnson County cumulative cases: 24,625

Madison County cumulative cases: 18,309

Boone County cumulative cases: 8,742

Hancock County cumulative cases: 11,513

Morgan County cumulative cases: 9,277

Shelby County cumulative cases: 7,004

Indiana intensive care unit usage

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 22.4%

ICU beds in use by non-COVID-19 patients: 53.4%

Available ICU beds: 24.2%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of  Monday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 44,346,045

U.S. deaths: 713,432

Global cases: 238,011,720

Global deaths: 4,854,752

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One thought on “Indiana reports first increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations in five days

  1. It was probably DeSantis’s fault, or maybe that one guy who falsely claim he had a medical exemption to wear a mask on school property, or those dirty unvaxxed, or someone forgot to set their altar to St. Fraudxi the correct direction.