The Indiana State Department of Health on Thursday reported 78 more deaths due to COVID-19, raising the cumulative total to 15,694.
The seven-day moving average of new deaths rose from at 17 to 20 per day, the health department said.
Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 decreased from 1,708 on Tuesday to 1,634 on Wednesday, the lowest number since Aug. 17. Hospitalizations reached a recent peak of 2,687 on Sept. 13. COVID patients occupy 21% of Indiana’s intensive care unit beds.
The department reported 2,644 new cases of COVID-19, down from 2,773 the previous day. The cumulative total of cases rose to 991,460.
More than 3.3 million Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Wednesday at 5 a.m., after a daily increase of 3,916.
The health department said 58.7% of Indiana residents 18 and older are now fully vaccinated.
*New COVID-19 cases: 2,644
Total cumulative cases: 994,079
New deaths: 78
Total cumulative deaths: 15,694
New tested individuals: 7,598
Total cumulative tested individuals: 4,279,667
Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 23.2%
Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 8.6%
Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 17.5%**
Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 9%**
** 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–Oct. 14)
First dose administered: 3,294,272 (daily increase of 3,273)
Fully vaccinated: 3,325,091 (daily increase of 3,658)
Marion County cumulative cases: 134,094 (increase of 253)
Marion County new deaths: 11
Marion County cumulative deaths: 2,086
Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 13%
Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 7.4%
Hamilton County cumulative cases: 45,877
Hendricks County cumulative cases: 23,603
Johnson County cumulative cases: 24,778
Madison County cumulative cases: 18,488
Boone County cumulative cases: 8,793
Hancock County cumulative cases: 11,562
Morgan County cumulative cases: 9,346
Shelby County cumulative cases: 7,085
Indiana intensive care unit usage
ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 21%
ICU beds in use by non-COVID-19 patients: 55.6%
Available ICU beds: 23.5%
U.S. and worldwide numbers
As of Wednesday, from Johns Hopkins University:
U.S. cases: 44,680,231
U.S. deaths: 719,483
Global cases: 239,111,930
Global deaths: 4,873,330