Indiana’s COVID-19 death toll rises past 11,000

The Indiana State Department of Health on Thursday reported 2,403 new cases of COVID-19, the highest daily tally in six days.

The state also reported 36 new deaths due to the coronavirus. Reported deaths due to COVID-19 have exceeded single digits in 115 of the past 116 days.

The health department also added 1,507 historical deaths to the cumulative death total, raising it to 11,231. The department said those deaths were identified through an audit of 2020 and 2021 death records and test results.

The department said 9,817 new individuals were tested Wednesday, the largest number since Jan. 29

Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 fell from 1,582 on Tuesday to 1,541 on Wednesday, the lowest number since Oct. 21. The high mark was 3,460, set on Nov. 30.

The state said more than 178,000 Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as Thursday at 5 a.m. More than 637,000 had received the first dose of a 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: 2,403

Total cumulative cases: 633,690

Increase in cases reported Jan. 1-Feb. 1: 110,618

Increase in cases reported Dec. 1-Jan. 1: 173,400

Increase in cases reported Nov. 1-Dec. 1: 162,265

Increase in cases reported Oct. 1-Nov. 1: 60,932

Increase in cases reported Sept. 1-Oct. 1: 26,285

Increase in cases reported Aug. 1-Sept. 1: 27,769

Increase in cases reported July 1-Aug. 1: 21,170

Increase in cases reported June 1-July 1: 11,122

Increase in cases reported May 1-June. 1: 16,065

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 37

Total deaths: 11,231 (today’s total includes the addition of 1,507 historical deaths identified through an audit of 2020 and 2021 death records and test results.)

Increase in deaths reported Jan. 1-Feb. 1: 1,597

Increase in deaths reported Dec. 1-Jan. 1: 2,418

Increase in deaths reported Nov. 1-Dec. 1: 1,474

Increase in deaths reported Oct. 1-Nov. 1: 706

Increase in deaths reported Sept. 1-Oct. 1: 325

Increase in deaths reported Aug. 1-Sept. 1: 322

Increase in deaths reported July 1-Aug. 1: 315

Increase in deaths reported June 1-July 1: 480

Increase in deaths reported May 1-June. 1: 914

Increase in deaths reported April 1-May 1: 997

COVID-19 testing

New tested individuals: 9,817

Total cumulative tested individuals: 2,983,026

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 21.2%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 15.7%**

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 10.5%

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 7.5%**

Increase in unique tested individuals reported Jan. 1-Feb. 1: 313,617

Increase in unique tested individuals reported Dec. 1-Jan. 1: 432,706

Increase in unique tested individuals reported Nov. 1-Dec. 1: 507,314

Increase in unique tested individuals reported Oct. 1-Nov. 1: 322,213

Increase in unique tested individuals reported Sept. 1-Oct. 1: 303,966

Increase in unique tested individuals reported Aug. 1-Sept. 1: 325,159

Increase in unique tested individuals reported July 1-Aug. 1: 268,890

Increase in unique tested individuals reported June 1-July 1: 223,820

Increase in unique tested individuals reported May 1-June 1: 166,257

Increase in unique tested individuals reported April 1-May 1: 85,264

** 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 – Feb. 4)

First dose administered: 637,906 (daily increase of 27,449)

Fully vaccinated: 178,560 (daily increase of 12,985)

County numbers

Marion County cumulative cases: 87,295 (increase of 286)

Marion County new deaths: 2

Marion County cumulative deaths: 1,553

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 14.6%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 7.3%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 30,686

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 15,009

Johnson County cumulative cases: 15,748

Madison County cumulative cases: 11,405

Boone County cumulative cases: 5,781

Hancock County cumulative cases: 7,083

Morgan County cumulative cases: 5,764

Shelby County cumulative cases: 4,404

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 30.4%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 15.2%

Available ventilators: 77.8%

Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 6.3%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Thursday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 26,561,428

U.S. deaths: 450,887

Global cases: 104,520,297

Global deaths: 2,271,794

*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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3 thoughts on “Indiana’s COVID-19 death toll rises past 11,000

  1. How is it possible almost 1 year into this, that an “audit” “found” 1500 new Covid deaths, which was over 15% of the cumulative total? Another case of Craine’s Clowns making it up as they go.

    1. Completely agree. And of course that’s the headline. Not that nearly every Covid metric is moving in a positive direction.

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