The Indiana State Department of Health on Wednesday reported 86 more deaths from COVID-19, raising the total death toll to 18,057. The seven-day average of deaths from COVID remained unchanged at 36 per day.
The health department reported 4,813 new cases of COVID, up from 3,805 the previous day. The seven-day moving average of cases is at 4,284 per day.
The department said reported COVID hospitalizations rose dipped from 3,002 on Monday to 2,940 on Tuesday. The pandemic high was 3,460 on Nov. 20, 2020.
COVID patients now occupy 36.5% of Indiana’s intensive care unit beds. Taking into account the 51.3% of ICU beds in use for other reasons, the percentage of available ICU beds statewide is 12.2%.
Nearly 3.53 million Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Wednesday at 5 a.m. after a daily increase of 4,477. Nearly 1.25 million Hoosiers have gotten vaccine boosters.
The department said 54.3% of Indiana residents 5 and older are fully vaccinated.
*New COVID-19 cases: 4,813
Total cumulative cases: 1,200,926
New deaths: 86
Total cumulative deaths: 18,057
New tested individuals: 8,590
Total cumulative tested individuals: 4,690,162
Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 25.4%
Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 8.9%
Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 24.6%**
Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 13.4%**
** The health department reports the 7-day positivity rates with a six-day lag to allow time for more comprehensive results.
Marion County cumulative cases: 154,816 (increase of 646)
Marion County new deaths: 8
Marion County cumulative deaths: 2,332
Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 20.9%
Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 12.4%
Hamilton County cumulative cases: 55,131
Hendricks County cumulative cases: 28,120
Johnson County cumulative cases: 29,588
Madison County cumulative cases: 22,910
Boone County cumulative cases: 10,529
Hancock County cumulative cases: 14,267
Morgan County cumulative cases: 11,222
Shelby County cumulative cases: 9,179
Statewide totals (Dec. 14, 2020–Dec. 22, 2021)
First dose administered: 3,592,343 (daily increase of 7,236)
Fully vaccinated: 3,533,145 (daily increase of 4,477)
Booster doses: 1,254,879 (daily increase of 27635,401)
Indiana intensive care unit usage
ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 36.5%
Available ICU beds: 12.2%