Indiana’s daily COVID-19 death count lowest since Jan. 31

The Indiana State Department of Health on Wednesday reported 786 new cases of COVID-19. New cases have been below 1,000 nine times over the past 11 days.

The state also reported 9 new deaths due to the coronavirus, marking the first time since Jan. 31 that deaths have fallen to single digits in the daily report. Reported deaths due to COVID-19 have exceeded single digits in 141 of the past 143 days.

The department said 4,825 new individuals were tested Monday.

Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 dropped from 765 on Monday to 731 on Tuesday, the lowest number since Sept. 12. The high mark was 3,460, set on Nov. 30.

The state said more than 608,000 Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Wednesday at 5 a.m. More than 1 million 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: 786

Total cumulative cases: 663,511

Increase in cases reported Feb. 1-March 1: 33,822

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: 9

Total deaths: 12,200

Increase in deaths reported Feb. 1-March 1: 2,549

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: 4,825

Total cumulative tested individuals: 3,127,593

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 21.2%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 9.6%**

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 9.8%

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 3.5%**

Increase in unique tested individuals reported Feb. 1-March 1: 156,614

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 – March 3)

First dose administered: 1,031,266 (daily increase of 16,640)

Fully vaccinated: 608,638 (daily increase of 21,281)

County numbers

Marion County cumulative cases: 90,851 (increase of 85)

Marion County new deaths: 0

Marion County cumulative deaths: 1,647

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 7.3%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 3%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 32,138

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 15,855

Johnson County cumulative cases: 16,380

Madison County cumulative cases: 11,764

Boone County cumulative cases: 6,103

Hancock County cumulative cases: 7,418

Morgan County cumulative cases: 6,103

Shelby County cumulative cases: 4,614

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 34 %

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 6%

Available ventilators: 79.7%

Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 2.3%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Wednesday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 28,725,592

U.S. deaths: 517,006

Global cases: 114,912,129

Global deaths: 2,552,687

*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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