Indiana reports highest daily case count since March 6

The Indiana State Department of Health on Thursday reported 1,240 new cases of COVID-19, the highest number of cases in the daily report since March 6. Cases have topped 1,000 in three of the last six days, but only four times in the past 35 days.

The seven-day moving average of positive cases in Indiana was 981 on Wednesday, up from 758 two weeks ago.

Indiana reported nine new deaths from COVID-19, raising the cumulative total to 12,642.

The department reported the testing of 5,582 new individuals.

Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 rose 657 on Tuesday to 677 on Wednesday. The high mark was 3,460, set on Nov. 30.

The state said more than 1.16 million Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Thursday at 5 a.m. More than 1.69 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: 1,240

Total cumulative cases: 686,497

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 9

Total deaths: 12,642

COVID-19 testing

New tested individuals: 5,582

Total cumulative tested individuals: 3,262,518

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 21.1%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 10.2%**

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 9.2%

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 4%**

** 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 – April 1)

First dose administered: 1,695,022 (daily increase of 28,553)

Fully vaccinated: 1,162,464 (daily increase of 28,553)

County numbers

Marion County cumulative cases: 93,681 (increase of 107)

Marion County new deaths: 3

Marion County cumulative deaths: 1,697

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 9.1%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 3.9%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 33,520

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 16,386

Johnson County cumulative cases: 17,080

Madison County cumulative cases: 12,084

Boone County cumulative cases: 6,372

Hancock County cumulative cases: 7,705

Morgan County cumulative cases: 6,286

Shelby County cumulative cases: 4,707

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 31.8 %

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 5.5%

Available ventilators: 81.2%

Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 1.6%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Thursday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 30,462,642

U.S. deaths: 552,140

Global cases: 129,073,878

Global deaths: 2,818,576

*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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7 thoughts on “Indiana reports highest daily case count since March 6

    1. Of course the Corona Bros are back, when the numbers go their way. Hey Wes, can you explain why the numbers in MI are through the roof with your Democrat Queen and a mask mandate in place?

    2. chuck explain what you mean by “when the numbers go their way” who are “they” and what way are the numbers going? When you can answer that we can unpack the rest of your statement and explain to you what is going on.

    3. Well Chuck, Michigan’s problem is that there are a lot of residents there like you. They choose to think the virus is hoax and won’t wear masks or get vaccines. Masks need to be worn until everyone who wants a vaccine can get one. Two weeks after all of those people are vaccinated, we can get rid of masks. That’s all assuming the virus doesn’t continue to mutate and make our vaccines worthless. Get your Republican friends to get a shot if you don’t want to wear masks and endure more shutdowns. Tough it out for another month or two. Wearing a mask isn’t that difficult.

  1. Uh, vaccinations are available to nearly all with a pulse. Vaccinated people don’t spread the virus. At this point if you choose to not get vaccinated it’s on you, and the masks are useless virtue-signaling.

    1. Vaccines take 6-8 weeks to kick in, so masks need to continue until that happens.

      But otherwise – 6-8 weeks after March 31st, unless there’s some whack mutation that renders vaccines useless, everything should be opened up. After that point, if you don’t want to get vaccinated, it’s on you.

  2. “democrat queen” . . . . can the condescending and negative language cease. The governor in Michigan can define policy but she cannot make people wear masks.

    Would “republican king or queen” be appropriate references. Neither party has all answers. To err on the side of conservative is still better for everyone’s health.

    The SD governor (not a queen perhaps?) chose to keep the state open. Granted SD is generally a low population and low density state outside of Sioux Falls and Rapid. And SD posted absolutely horrendous statistics regarding infection rates. The choice was hers. And it was made perhaps considering the statement: Give me liberty or give me death.

    The mask mandate was flouted by many.

    Once the mandate ends those who wish to cease with mask wearing can immediately do so and be completely compliant with state policy. Those who wish to think of personal health and also be considerate of others’ well being can continue with masks. Those with absolutely fear a mask-free environment must choose between staying home or venturing out.

    Perhaps the behaviour of many Michigan residents is the issue, not that of the elected governor. Indiana certainly is not a shining star of health, safety, well being, or sound government.