Indiana reports highest daily COVID-19 case count since Feb. 20

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The Indiana State Department of Health on Thursday reported 1,408 new COVID-19 cases, the highest number of new cases since Feb. 20, when 1,449 were reported. New reported cases have topped 1,000 in eight of the past 10 days.

The seven-day moving average of positive cases in Indiana was 1,191 on Wednesday, up from 1,184 on Tuesday and from 985 on April 1.

The state reported seven new deaths from COVID-19, increasing the cumulative total 12,789.

Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 dropped from 881 on Tuesday to 833 on Wednesday. The all-time high mark was 3,460, set on Nov. 30.

The health department reported the testing of 6,163 new individuals.

The state said more than 1.49 million Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Thursday at 5 a.m. Almost 2.1 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: 1,408

Total cumulative cases: 703,345

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 7

Total deaths: 12,789

COVID-19 testing

New tested individuals: 6,163

Total cumulative tested individuals: 3,316,399

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 21.2%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 13.3%**

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 9%

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 5%**

** 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 15)

First dose administered: 2,091,055 (daily increase of 36,853)

Fully vaccinated: 1,497,753 (daily increase of 32,464)

County numbers

Marion County cumulative cases: 95,969 (increase of 175)

Marion County new deaths: 0

Marion County cumulative deaths: 1,716

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 12.6%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 5.7%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 34,288

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 16,735

Johnson County cumulative cases: 17,451

Madison County cumulative cases: 12,302

Boone County cumulative cases: 6,524

Hancock County cumulative cases: 7,939

Morgan County cumulative cases: 6,370

Shelby County cumulative cases: 4,777

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 28%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 8.6%

Available ventilators: 78.9%

Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 2.6%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Thursday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 31,423,436

U.S. deaths: 564,387

Global cases: 138,416,498

Global deaths: 2,975,875

*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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2 thoughts on “Indiana reports highest daily COVID-19 case count since Feb. 20

  1. It is clear that personal responsibility is key. Apparently, the ideal of collective responsibility shall not be achieved.

    Without a mask mandate, many locations in Indiana may approach a massive increases in cases as exhibited in Michigan. Directives can be made and laws enacted, but people will do as they please until unable to do so. Perhaps a next wave of infections may result in fewer hospitalizations. However, the longer term effects on the relatively healthy remains unknown. So, it appears to be a risk that many are willing to take. Others can continue to maintain a more cautious behaviour with mask wearing and social distancing and crowd avoidance.