Indiana’s death toll from COVID-19 increases by 61

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The Indiana State Department of Health on Tuesday reported 61 more deaths from COVID-19, raising the cumulative total to 15,832.

The  seven-day moving average of new deaths rose from 14 per day to 19 per day, the health department said.

The department reported 1,593 more cases of COVID-19, up from 701 the previous day. The cumulative total rose to 1,001,697.

Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 decreased from 1,576 on Sunday to 1,551 on Monday, their lowest number since Aug. 16. Hospitalizations reached a recent peak of 2,687 on Sept. 13. COVID patients occupy 19% of Indiana’s intensive care unit beds.

The department had not updated vaccination statistics as early Tuesday afternoon. More than 3.3 million Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Monday at 5 a.m., after a weekend increase of 8,928. More than 235,000 Hoosiers have already gotten vaccine boosters, with a weekend increase of nearly 15,000.

The health department said 58.8% of Indiana residents 18 and older are now fully vaccinated.

COVID-19 cases

*New COVID-19 cases: 1,593

Total cumulative cases: 1,001,697

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 61

Total cumulative deaths: 15,832

COVID-19 testing

New tested individuals: 4,324

Total cumulative tested individuals: 4,303,064

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 23.3%

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 8.6%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 17.8%**

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 9.2%**

** 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–Oct. 18 – not updated as of Tuesday afternoon )

First dose administered: 3,303,693 (weekend increase of 6,256)

Fully vaccinated: 3,337,984 (weekend increase of 8,928)

Booster doses: 235,088 (weekend increase of 14,943)

County numbers

Marion County cumulative cases: 134,914 (increase of 167)

Marion County new deaths: 8

Marion County cumulative deaths: 2,114

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 13%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 7.1%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 46,157

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 23,767

Johnson County cumulative cases: 24,961

Madison County cumulative cases: 18,662

Boone County cumulative cases: 8,874

Hancock County cumulative cases: 11,639

Morgan County cumulative cases: 9,427

Shelby County cumulative cases: 7,160

Indiana intensive care unit usage

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

ICU beds in use by non-COVID-19 patients: 52.7%

Available ICU beds: 28.4%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Tuesday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 45,052,861

U.S. deaths: 726,274

Global cases: 241,293,510

Global deaths: 4,908,879

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