The Indiana State Department of Health on Wednesday reported another escalation in COVID-19 cases and another jump in hospitalizations from the virus.
The department reported 5,037 new cases of COVID-19, the highest daily number since Jan. 10, when 5,127 new cases were reported.
Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 rose from 1,956 on Monday to 2,048 on Tuesday, the largest number since Jan. 23, when 2,188 people were hospitalized with the virus. Almost a quarter (24.2%) of Indiana’s intensive care unit beds are occupied by COVID patients.
The state reported another 19 deaths from COVID-19, raising the cumulative death toll to 13,903. The seven-day moving average of new deaths remained at 14 per day, the health department said.
More than 3 million Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Wednesday at 5 a.m. About 20,000 other Hoosiers had received the first dose of a two-dose vaccine but not the second dose.
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.
*New COVID-19 cases: 5,037
Total cumulative cases: 833,968
New deaths: 19
Total cumulative deaths: 13,903
New tested individuals: 13,982
Total cumulative tested individuals: 3,849,767
Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 21.7%
Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 8.5%
Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 18.6%**
Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 10.9%**
** 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–Aug. 25)
First dose administered: 3,085,734 (daily increase of 8,318)
Fully vaccinated: 3,065,718 (daily increase of 7,586)
Marion County cumulative cases: 114,334 (increase of 542)
Marion County new deaths: 1
Marion County cumulative deaths: 1,856
Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 16.1%
Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 10.7%
Hamilton County cumulative cases: 39,912
Hendricks County cumulative cases: 19,639
Johnson County cumulative cases: 20,822
Madison County cumulative cases: 15,074
Boone County cumulative cases: 7,648
Hancock County cumulative cases: 9,447
Morgan County cumulative cases: 7,641
Shelby County cumulative cases: 5,571
Indiana intensive care unit usage
ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 24.2%
Available ICU beds: 24.1%
U.S. and worldwide numbers
As of Wednesday, from Johns Hopkins University:
U.S. cases: 38,088,128
U.S. deaths: 630,928
Global cases: 213,461,327
Global deaths: 4,457,027
*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.