The Indiana State Department of Health on Monday reported 275 new COVID-19 cases, the fewest number of new cases reported in the daily report since 264 on June 17, 2020.
The state has reported fewer than 1,000 new cases for 29 straight daily reports.
The department also reported two new deaths from COVID-19, raising the cumulative death tally to 13,269.
The state said more than 2.58 million Hoosiers have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. More than 2.69 million had received the first dose of a two-dose vaccination.
Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 decreased from 625 on Friday to 601 on Sunday. They are down from a recent high of 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.
*New COVID-19 cases: 275
Total cumulative cases: 747,083
New deaths: 2
Total deaths: 13,269
New tested individuals: 2,887
Total cumulative tested individuals: 3,525,889
Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 21.2%
Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 8.3%**
Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 8.6%
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.
Statewide totals (Dec. 14–June 7)
First dose administered: 2,690,103 (increase of 8,560)
Fully vaccinated: 2,589,796 (increase of 15,663)
Marion County cumulative cases: 102,715 (increase of 37)
Marion County new deaths: 0
Marion County cumulative deaths: 1,768
Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 7.9%
Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 4.1%
Hamilton County cumulative cases: 36,411
Hendricks County cumulative cases: 17,535
Johnson County cumulative cases: 18,342
Madison County cumulative cases: 13,089
Boone County cumulative cases: 6,897
Hancock County cumulative cases: 8,526
Morgan County cumulative cases: 6,721
Shelby County cumulative cases: 4,995
Indiana intensive care unit usage
Available ICU beds: 33.5%
ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 5.8%
U.S. and worldwide numbers
As of Monday, from Johns Hopkins University:
U.S. cases: 33,364,653
U.S. deaths: 597,668
Global cases: 173,378,250
Global deaths: 3,730,776
*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.
4 thoughts on “Indiana reports lowest daily case count in nearly a year”
From the story: “The state said more than 2.58 million Hoosiers have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. More than 2.69 million had received the first dose of a two-dose vaccination.”
Lest anyone be confused and think that either a whopping 2.69 million, or a paltry 110,000 Hoosiers are awaiting their second dose: 192,000 of the 2.58 million Hoosiers fully vaccinated received the one-dose J&J vaccine. Therefore, 2.39 million of the 2.69 million who received the first dose have already received the second dose, leaving ~300,000 who have received the first dose, but not yet the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines.
While it’s been great to see Indiana’s decrease in its 7-day average of new positive cases from 1,098 on May 5th to 431 on June 5th (61% decline), it’s not keeping pace with the nationwide rate of decline, falling from 45,368 to 12,780 (72%) over the same period. Said another way, on May 5th, Indiana accounted for 2.42% of the nation’s new cases (Indiana’s 6.6 million population is almost exactly 2% of the U.S. population of 330 million), but on June 5th, Indiana accounted for 3.37% of the nation’s new cases. Given the much lower rate of vaccinations among Hoosiers compared to the U.S. population as a whole, it will be interesting to see if new cases continue to trend higher here compared to the nation overall.
One other note: Indiana’s COVID-19 dashboard indicates only 149 new positive cases confirmed on May 30th, probably impacted by it being the day before Memorial Day, but still lower than today’s report of 275 new cases confirmed yesterday.
And D-bag Joe still has the mask mandate in place. If you ever wondered if he was in over his head, there cant be a question in a reasonable mind now.
Fewer than half of the eligible Hoosiers have been vaccinated. Put another way, more half of our residents are prime targets for Covid or its variants in the next wave. For those of us who are fully vaccinated, we can once again live normal lives without fear.