Indiana’s COVID-19 death toll surpasses 20,000

Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 have fallen for four days in a row and are down more than 10% since hitting a pandemic peak on Jan. 13, the Indiana State Department of Health reported Monday.

Meanwhile, total COVID-19 deaths during the pandemic passed the 20,000 mark over the weekend.

The health department said 3,137 people were hospitalized on Sunday, down from 3,506 on Wednesday. The pandemic high was 3,519 on Jan. 13. COVID patients occupy 33.1% of Indiana’s intensive care unit beds. The state has 9.6% of its ICU beds available overall.

The health department reported no new deaths from COVID-19 in Monday’s report, but that figure included only the deaths that were reported to the department on Sunday. The cumulative death total, however, rose by 41 since Friday’s report, to 20,033.

The department said 5,965 new COVID cases were reported on Sunday. The cumulative total, however, rose by 35,590 over the weekend.

Every county in Indiana was colored red on the state’s advisory-level map Monday for the fourth report in a row. Red is the highest level on the four-color map, which means every county is seeing at least 200 new cases week per 100,000 residents and seven-day positivity rate for all tests of 15% or more.

The state said 74.3% of COVID test samples checked for their variant strain in January have been the Omicron variant while 25.3% were the Delta variant.

More than 3.62 million Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Monday at 5 a.m. More than 1.63 million Hoosiers have gotten vaccine boosters.

The department said 60.1% of Indiana residents 12 and older and 62.1% of residents 18 and older are fully vaccinated.

COVID-19 cases

New COVID-19 cases: 5,965

Total cumulative cases: 1,560,117

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 0

Total cumulative deaths: 20,033

COVID-19 testing

New tested individuals: 4,305

Total cumulative tested individuals: 4,957,354

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 30.3%

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 10.4%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 45.6%**

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 31.1%**

** The health department reports the 7-day positivity rates with a six-day lag to allow time for more comprehensive results.

County numbers

Marion County cumulative cases: 211,811 (increase of 748)

Marion County new deaths: 0

Marion County cumulative deaths: 2,563

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 44.6%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 33.4%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 75,541

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 37,933

Johnson County cumulative cases: 39,600

Madison County cumulative cases: 30,330

Boone County cumulative cases: 13,924

Hancock County cumulative cases: 19,314

Morgan County cumulative cases: 15,091

Shelby County cumulative cases: 12,225

COVID-19 vaccinations

Statewide totals (Dec. 14, 2020–Jan. 24, 2022)

First dose administered: 3,721,309 (increase of 6,924)

Fully vaccinated: 3,626,421 (increase of 5,570)

Booster doses: 1,638,531 (increase of 16,411)

Indiana intensive care unit usage

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 32.3%

Available ICU beds: 12.8%

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