Indiana reports lowest COVID-19 case count in nearly a year

Cummins employee Devon Harden receives a COVID vaccine at a company-sponsored clinic. Cummins contracted with Premise Health to administer the shots. (Photo courtesy of Cummins Inc.)

The Indiana State Department of Health on Wednesday reported 282 new COVID-19 cases, the fewest number of cases in almost a year. The last time the daily report had fewer cases was June 24, when 281 cases were reported.

In the nine-county Indianapolis area, only Marion County (55 cases) reported more than seven new cases. Shelby County reported no new cases and Hendricks County had only two. Boone, Hancock and Morgan had just three apiece.

The state has reported fewer than 1,000 new cases for 25 straight daily reports.

The department also reported 11 new deaths from COVID-19, raising the cumulative death tally to 13,220.

The state said more than 2.53 million Hoosiers have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. More than 2.65 million had received the first dose of a two-dose vaccination.

Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 decreased from 705 on Monday to 699 on Tuesday. They are down from 1,019 on May 4. The all-time high mark was 3,460, set on Nov. 30.

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: 282

Total cumulative cases: 744,474

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 11

Total deaths: 13,220

COVID-19 testing

New tested individuals: 2,171

Total cumulative tested individuals: 3,504,875

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 21.2%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 9.2%**

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 8.6%

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 4.5%**

** 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–June 2)

First dose administered: 2,657,898 (increase of 5,634)

Fully vaccinated: 2,532,217 (increase of 14,635)

County numbers

Marion County cumulative cases: 102,018 (increase of 55)

Marion County new deaths: 2

Marion County cumulative deaths: 1,767

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

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 4.7%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 36,204

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 17,498

Johnson County cumulative cases: 18,245

Madison County cumulative cases: 12,920

Boone County cumulative cases: 6,862

Hancock County cumulative cases: 8,464

Morgan County cumulative cases: 6,691

Shelby County cumulative cases: 4,987

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 36.3%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 6.3%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Wednesday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 33,289,121

U.S. deaths: 595,302

Global cases: 171,273,305

Global deaths: 3,567,234

*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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3 thoughts on “Indiana reports lowest COVID-19 case count in nearly a year

  1. We are reaching the low double digits for the positivity rate. 12.57% of those in today’s tests were positive for Covid. That’s a good sign. We will hopefully hit single digits these first two weeks of June.

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