Indiana’s death toll from COVID-19 passes 16,000 after 57 more deaths

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The death toll from COVID-19 in Indiana has surpassed 16,000 after 57 more deaths were reported by the Indiana State Department of Health.

The cumulative total of deaths during the pandemic officially rose to 16,022, the department said Tuesday. Another 545 probable deaths due to COVID also have been reported.

The seven-day moving average of new deaths rose rose from 12 to 17 per day, the department said.

The department reported 1,471 more cases of COVID-19 in its daily report Tuesday, up from 912 the previous day.

One day after statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 dropped to their lowest mark since Aug. 11, hospitalization rose from 1,314 on Sunday to 1,349 on Monday. Their most recent peak was 2,687 on Sept. 13.

COVID patients occupy 17.2% of Indiana’s intensive care unit beds.

More than 3.35 million Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Tuesday at 5 a.m., after a daily increase of 1,544. More than 293,000 Hoosiers have already gotten vaccine boosters, after a daily increase of more than 9,000.

The health department said 59.3% of Indiana residents 18 and older are now fully vaccinated.

COVID-19 cases

*New COVID-19 cases: 1,471

Total cumulative cases: 1,012,606

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 57

Total cumulative deaths: 16,022

COVID-19 testing

New tested individuals: 4,309

Total cumulative tested individuals: 4,337,346

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 23.3%

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 8.5%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 15.9%**

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 8.1%**

** 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. 26)

First dose administered: 3,322,580 (daily increase of 2,127)

Fully vaccinated: 3,357,373 (daily increase of 1,544)

Booster doses: 293,635 (daily increase of 9,183)

County numbers

Marion County cumulative cases: 136,068 (increase of 147)

Marion County new deaths: 6

Marion County cumulative deaths: 2,133

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 12.4%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 6.9%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 46,545

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 23,977

Johnson County cumulative cases: 25,224

Madison County cumulative cases: 18,848

Boone County cumulative cases: 8,976

Hancock County cumulative cases: 11,788

Morgan County cumulative cases: 9,512

Shelby County cumulative cases: 7,236

Indiana intensive care unit usage

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 17.2%

ICU beds in use by non-COVID-19 patients: 55.8%

Available ICU beds: 27%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Tuesday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 45,572,949

U.S. deaths: 737,831

Global cases: 244,342,963

Global deaths: 4,960,582

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6 thoughts on “Indiana’s death toll from COVID-19 passes 16,000 after 57 more deaths

  1. The questions remain of the accuracy of the numbers as to why each case of death needs audited as to find exactly if it was other prevailing catastrophic health conditions as the primary cause of death over a pre or post mordem C19 test.

    If it actually wasn’t the C19 that took the patient’s life, all Federal Funds paid to the healthcare facility for that case should be refunded and criminal charges for those committing fraud and false reporting.

    1. If there was fraud that you’d allege, some poor broke reporter drowning in student loan debt would have broken the story and be set for life.

      It’s beautiful logic that y’all have. COVID isn’t really that bad, everyone who dies from it had it coming anyway … but in the next breath, you can’t trust what’s in the vaccine because there isn’t long-term data, the American-made vaccine is riskier than the virus made in a Chinese lab, the best medicine is something made for horses, and to top it all, masks don’t work either. I mean, when I put it like that, doesn’t it sound totally insane?

      So our state full of people with pre-existing conditions like obesity, diabetes, smoking, and agedness is, what … supposed to just pretend like COVID isn’t a thing? Lean into death? Stay locked in their houses for another couple years until the long-term vaccine data comes in?

      I am inclined to agree with you on one point. If someone buys all this COVID misinformation, contracts COVID, then dies, maybe their delusional behavior should be listed as a catastrophic health condition. Maybe the people responsible should be those who peddle the misinformation for profit and power.

    2. Stop with the horse medicine baloney Joe B. It’s an drug that can be prescribed to humans. Do you eat all the crap that is fed to you?

  2. I agree with you Darrell. I strongly suspect that they have been fudging the numbers all along … It bothers me that the main focus is on how many positive tests and deaths are counted and reported daily but no figures are provided of the millions of people who contracted the disease and recovered successfully. Guess that does not fit the narrative.

  3. “with Covid” vs “from Covid” needs differentiated.
    My neighbor’s 87-yer old mom died of heart and liver failure – cause of death listed as the Covid.
    Another friend died in a motorcycle crash – cause of death listed as the Covid.
    It’s all about the money and how doctors and hospitals code things to get reimbursed.