More than 1M Hoosiers now vaccinated against COVID-19

The Indiana State Department of Health on Thursday reported 977 new cases of COVID-19. Daily COVID-19 cases have been below 1,000 for 19 straight days and for 27 of the past 28 days.

The state said more than 1 million Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Thursday at 5 a.m. More than 1.5 million had received the first dose of a two-dose vaccination.

Indiana also reported the deaths of eight more people from COVID-19, raising the cumulative number to 12,576.

The department said 2,197 new individuals were tested Wednesday.

Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 increased from 584 on Tuesday to 627 0n Wednesday. The high mark was 3,460, set on Nov. 30.

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: 977

Total cumulative cases: 680,998

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 8

Total deaths: 12,576

COVID-19 testing

New tested individuals: 2,197

Total cumulative tested individuals: 3,224,904

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 21.1%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 8.9%**

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 9.3%

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 3.4%**

** 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 – March 25)

First dose administered: 1,530,924 (daily increase of 33,587)

Fully vaccinated: 1,018,521 (daily increase of 25,918)

County numbers

Marion County cumulative cases: 92,897 (increase of 103)

Marion County new deaths: 0

Marion County cumulative deaths: 1,691

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 6.4%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 2.9%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 33,146

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 16,243

Johnson County cumulative cases: 16,896

Madison County cumulative cases: 11,997

Boone County cumulative cases: 6,315

Hancock County cumulative cases: 7,633

Morgan County cumulative cases: 6,240

Shelby County cumulative cases: 4,702

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 33.1 %

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 5.1%

Available ventilators: 81.2%

Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 1.6%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Thursday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 30,015,938

U.S. deaths: 545,3557

Global cases: 124,971,776

Global deaths: 2,746,581

*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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2 thoughts on “More than 1M Hoosiers now vaccinated against COVID-19

  1. Do you know if Indiana recently changed its methodology for reporting testing and positive results? The positivity rate the last two days has been abnormally large. Sometimes, it seems to be an anomaly (one day is really low and the next day is abnormally high – like February 21 and 22). But, these are two days in a row. Here is where I aggregate the data (see Column H):

    1. All I’ve noticed is that our percentage is getting pretty high compared to total number of tests. 800 positives out of 40,000 was pretty good, but now it’s more like 1,000 positives out of 20,000.

      It’s going to be an ugly 4-6 weeks until the masses get vaccinated.