Indiana reports six-month low in daily COVID-19 cases

The Indiana State Department of Health on Monday reported 421 new cases of COVID-19, the lowest daily case count since Sept. 8, when 394 were reported at the end of the Labor Day weekend.

Daily cases have fallen below 1,000 for 17 of the past 18 days.

The state also reported eight new deaths due to the coronavirus. The department said 2,961 new individuals were tested.

Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 rose from 604 on Saturday to 610 on Sunday. The high mark was 3,460, set on Nov. 30.

The state said more than 837,000 Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Monday at 5 a.m. More than 1.27 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: 421

Total cumulative cases: 672,967

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 8

Total deaths: 12,454

COVID-19 testing

New tested individuals: 2,961

Total cumulative tested individuals: 3,185,150

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 21.1%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 8.7%**

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 9.5%

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 3.1%**

** 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 – March 15)

First dose administered: 1,276,777 (daily increase of 5,824)

Fully vaccinated: 837,233 (daily increase of 6,374)

County numbers

Marion County cumulative cases: 91,973 (increase of 41)

Marion County new deaths: 2

Marion County cumulative deaths: 1,675

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 5.9%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 2.5%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 32,739

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 16,076

Johnson County cumulative cases: 16,621

Madison County cumulative cases: 11,894

Boone County cumulative cases: 6,248

Hancock County cumulative cases: 7,540

Morgan County cumulative cases: 6,187

Shelby County cumulative cases: 4,671

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 37.3 %

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 4.7%

Available ventilators: 81.9%

Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 1.7%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Monday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 29,446,321

U.S. deaths: 534,946

Global cases: 120,002,856

Global deaths: 2,655,755

*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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