The Indiana State Department of Health on Tuesday said statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 are continuing to soar, hitting their highest mark since early January.
Hospitalizations rose from 2,443 on Thursday to 2,518 on Monday, the largest number since Jan. 10, when 2,537 people were hospitalized. Nearly a third (31.4%) of Indiana’s intensive care unit beds are occupied by COVID patients.
The health department said 2,863 new cases of COVID-19 were reported to the state on Monday. However, the cumulative number of cases rose by 12,981 over Friday’s report.
The department said no new deaths from the virus were reported on Monday. The cumulative total rose by 51 deaths over Friday’s report, to 14,172.
More than 3.13 million Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Tuesday at 5 a.m. after a weekend increase of 16,770.
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: 2,863
Total cumulative cases: 886,461
New deaths: 0
Total cumulative deaths: 14,172
New tested individuals: 8,044
Total cumulative tested individuals: 3,995,480
Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 22.2%
Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 8.6%
Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 19.6%**
Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 11.5%**
** 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–Sept. 7)
First dose administered: 3,156,416 (weekend increase of 15,764)
Fully vaccinated: 3,135,727 (weekend increase of 16,770)
Marion County cumulative cases: 120,999 (increase of 337)
Marion County new deaths: 0
Marion County cumulative deaths: 1,902
Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 18.3%
Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 11.7%
Hamilton County cumulative cases: 41,855
Hendricks County cumulative cases: 20,923
Johnson County cumulative cases: 22,355
Madison County cumulative cases: 16,250
Boone County cumulative cases: 7,988
Hancock County cumulative cases: 10,159
Morgan County cumulative cases: 8,316
Shelby County cumulative cases: 6,039
Indiana intensive care unit usage
ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 31.4%
Available ICU beds: 21.5%
U.S. and worldwide numbers
As of Tuesday, from Johns Hopkins University:
U.S. cases: 40,028,975
U.S. deaths: 649,134
Global cases: 221,314,774
Global deaths: 4,579,211
*New cases, deaths an