Indiana’s COVID death toll rises by 22

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The Indiana State Department of Health on Thursday reported 22 more COVID-19 deaths in the state, raising the total to 16,301.

The seven-day moving average of deaths dipped from 16 to 15.

The department reported 2,065 more cases of COVID-19, up from 2,024 cases the previous day.

Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 decreased from 1,327 on Tuesday to to 1,312 on Wednesday. COVID patients occupy 16.2% of Indiana’s intensive care unit beds.

More than 3.37 million Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Thursday at 5 a.m. after a daily increase of more than 1,900. More than 445,000 Hoosiers have already gotten vaccine boosters.

The health department said 59.7% of Indiana residents 18 and older are now fully vaccinated.

COVID-19 cases

*New COVID-19 cases: 2,065

Total cumulative cases: 1,027,981

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 22

Total cumulative deaths: 16,301

COVID-19 testing

New tested individuals: 6,119

Total cumulative tested individuals: 4,381,296

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 23.5%

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 8.5%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 14.9%**

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 7.4%**

** 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–Nov. 4)

First dose administered: 3,352,943 (daily increase of 3,734)

Fully vaccinated: 3,379,245 (daily increase of 1,928)

Booster doses: 445,871 (daily increase of 12,984)

County numbers

Marion County cumulative cases: 137,479 (increase of 200)

Marion County new deaths: 6

Marion County cumulative deaths: 2,167

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 10.6%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 5.7%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 47,161

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 24,290

Johnson County cumulative cases: 25,550

Madison County cumulative cases: 19,194

Boone County cumulative cases: 9,103

Hancock County cumulative cases: 11,933

Morgan County cumulative cases: 9,614

Shelby County cumulative cases: 7,319

Indiana intensive care unit usage

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 16.2%

ICU beds in use by non-COVID-19 patients: 59.9%

Available ICU beds: 23.9%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Thursday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 46,300,738

U.S. deaths: 751,046

Global cases: 248,448,647

Global deaths: 5,027,285

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