Indiana sees 3,595 more COVID cases, drop in hospitalizations

The Indiana State Department of Health on Friday reported 3,595 new cases of COVID-19, up from 2,326 the previous day, bringing the pandemic total in the state to 982,444 cases.

The department also reported 29 new deaths from COVID, raising the total to 15,469.

The seven-day moving average of new deaths rose from 23 per day to 24 per day, the health department said. Almost 90% of those who have died of COVID in Indiana are at least 60 years old.

Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 decreased from 1,838 on Wednesday to 1,780 on Thursday, their lowest mark since Aug. 21. About 22% of Indiana’s intensive care unit beds are occupied by COVID patients. Hospitalizations reached a recent peak of 2,687 on Sept. 13.

More than 3.3 million Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Friday at 5 a.m., after a daily increase of 4,486. Department statistics show 60.1% of Indiana residents 18 and older are now fully vaccinated.

The state released the latest statistics for so-called breakthrough cases, hospitalizations and deaths on Thursday, reflecting data through Sept. 30. The numbers, which are updated weekly, showed that 44,479 Hoosiers who had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 have since tested positive for the virus, while 907 required hospitalization and 420 died. The average age of a breakthrough death was 79 years old.

COVID-19 cases

*New COVID-19 cases: 3,595

Total cumulative cases: 982,444

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 29

Total cumulative deaths: 15,469

COVID-19 testing

New tested individuals: 11,156

Total cumulative tested individuals: 4,245,998

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 23.1%

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 8.6%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 17.9%**

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 9.4%**

** 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–Oct. 8)

First dose administered: 3,277,381 (daily increase of 4,289)

Fully vaccinated: 3,304,235 (daily increase of 4,486)

County numbers

Marion County cumulative cases: 132,897 (increase of 306)

Marion County new deaths: 6

Marion County cumulative deaths: 2,060

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 15.3%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 9%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 45,412

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 23,318

Johnson County cumulative cases: 24,530

Madison County cumulative cases: 18,206

Boone County cumulative cases: 8,712

Hancock County cumulative cases: 11,440

Morgan County cumulative cases: 9,242

Shelby County cumulative cases: 6,982

Indiana intensive care unit usage

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 21.5%

ICU beds in use by non-COVID-19 patients: 54.7%

Available ICU beds: 23.8%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of  Friday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 44,175,158

U.S. deaths: 710,530

Global cases: 236,940,594

Global deaths: 4,837,772

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3 thoughts on “Indiana sees 3,595 more COVID cases, drop in hospitalizations

  1. The numbers, which are updated weekly, showed that 44,479 Hoosiers who had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 have since tested positive for the virus, while 907 required hospitalization and 420 died. The average age of a breakthrough death was 79 years old.

    Break it down for us Joe B.

    Seems the mortality is not affected by the vaccine…

    1. Well, well, the ones that died from breakthrough were standing by their grandchildren waiting for the school bus outside masked who were only wearing surgical masks. The ones that didn’t die from breakthrough had considerate grandchildren that wore N95s with perfect mask hygiene while waiting for the school bus. Didn’t you know?

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