Indiana’s daily COVID-19 cases hit highest mark in 11 weeks

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The Indiana State Department of Health on Friday reported 1,406 new COVID-19 cases, the most cases in the daily report since Feb. 11, when 1,762 daily cases were reported.

The seven-day moving average of positive cases in Indiana rose from 1,040 on Wednesday to 1,089 on Thursday—up from 985 at the beginning of the month.

The state reported eight new deaths from COVID-19, raising the cumulative total to 12,921.

Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 rose from 890 on Wednesday to 920 on Thursday. Hospitalizations are up 32% since April 1. The all-time high mark was 3,460, set on Nov. 30.

The health department reported the testing of 5,908 new individuals.

The state said more than 1.88 million Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Friday at 5 a.m. More than 2.34 million had received the first dose of a two-dose 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: 1,494

Total cumulative cases: 720,425

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 8

Total deaths: 12,921

COVID-19 testing

New tested individuals: 5,908

Total cumulative tested individuals: 3,381,943

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 21.3%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 12.2%**

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 8.9%

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 4.4%**

** 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 – April 30)

First dose administered: 2,344,638 (daily increase of 13,661)

Fully vaccinated: 1,884,466 (daily increase of 43,800)

County numbers

Marion County cumulative cases: 98,285 (increase of 226)

Marion County new deaths: 0

Marion County cumulative deaths: 1,734

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 12.2%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 5.1%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 35,172

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 17,130

Johnson County cumulative cases: 17,757

Madison County cumulative cases: 12,480

Boone County cumulative cases: 6,628

Hancock County cumulative cases: 8,162

Morgan County cumulative cases: 6,505

Shelby County cumulative cases: 4,861

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 30.7%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 8.4%

Available ventilators: 79.1%

Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 2.5%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Thursday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 32,296,353

U.S. deaths: 575,270

Global cases: 150,673,998

Global deaths: 3,169,019

*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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