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.
*New COVID-19 cases: 1,471
Total cumulative cases: 1,012,606
New deaths: 57
Total cumulative deaths: 16,022
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.
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)
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