Indiana reports uptick in COVID hospitalizations, slowdown in vaccinations

The Indiana State Department of Health on Wednesday reported 289 new COVID-19 cases, raising the total to 756,070 cases in the state during the pandemic.

Marion County reported 48 new COVID-19 cases, but the eight surrounding counties each reported seven or fewer. Shelby County counted no new cases, and Hamilton and Hancock counties had just two each.

The state health department reported seven new deaths from COVID-19, increasing the cumulative death tally to 13,466. The state has averaged four deaths per day from COVID over the past seven days.

Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 increased from 413 on Monday to 423 on Tuesday, the highest mark in more than two weeks. Hospitalizations are down from a recent high of 1,019 on May 4. The pandemic-high mark was 3,460, set on Nov. 30.

The state said more than 2.84 million Hoosiers have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. More than 2.82 million had received the first dose of a two-dose vaccination.

Far fewer people, however, are showing up to be vaccinated on a daily basis. The seven-day daily average of daily doses was 6,752 on Tuesday, down from 9,423 on July 1 and 15,544 one month ago.

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. The department no longer issues reports on Saturday and Sunday.

COVID-19 cases

*New COVID-19 cases: 289

Total cumulative cases: 756,070

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 7

Total cumulative deaths: 13,466

COVID-19 testing

New tested individuals: 2,009

Total cumulative tested individuals: 3,595,672

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 21%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 6.1%**

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 8.4%

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 2.8%**

** 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–July 7)

First dose administered: 2,823,552 (daily increase of 4,249)

Fully vaccinated: 2,846,920 (daily increase of 6,855)

County numbers       

Marion County cumulative cases: 103,773 (increase of 48)

Marion County new deaths: 1

Marion County cumulative deaths: 1,793

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 5.1%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 2.3%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 36,766

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 17,791

Johnson County cumulative cases: 18,544

Madison County cumulative cases: 13,250

Boone County cumulative cases: 7,047

Hancock County cumulative cases: 8,625

Morgan County cumulative cases: 6,799

Shelby County cumulative cases: 5,050

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 38.3%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 3.1%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Wednesday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 33,751,942

U.S. deaths: 606,000

Global cases: 184,763,311

Global deaths: 3,996,202

*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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