Nearly a third of state’s intensive care unit beds full of COVID patients

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.

COVID-19 cases

*New COVID-19 cases: 2,863

Total cumulative cases: 886,461

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 0

Total cumulative deaths: 14,172

COVID-19 testing

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.

COVID-19 vaccinations

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)

County numbers

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

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8 thoughts on “Nearly a third of state’s intensive care unit beds full of COVID patients

  1. So when you say that the cumulative number of cases rose by 12,981 over Friday’s report, does that just include Saturday and Sunday? Or, does it also include Monday’s numbers?

    1. Gary, we got 12,981 by taking the cumulative total listed in Friday’s report and subtracting it from the cumulative number in today’s report. The state is no longer issuing reports on Saturdays and Sundays (and this week on Monday because of the holiday).

  2. Gary B., 12/981 are total numbers reported since Friday. 886,461 total positives reported today minus 873,480 reported on Friday = 12,981. On the Indiana Coronavirus Dashboard, this was the relevant data/explanation: Total Positive Cases 886,461
    03/06/2020 … 09/06/2021

    With the 09/06/2021 date included, that suggests some data was collected on Monday. Hope this helps.

    1. I presume you know that we typically use ICU beds for patients with all sorts of other ailments than Covid, yes? But I guess later this year when we have a headline that reads “200 homicides in Indianapolis this year”, we could change it to “More than 887,000 residents of Indianapolis not murdered this year.”

  3. What will convince them is when their employer’s force them to get the shot or find a new job. When airlines stop allowing people to fly unless they get the shot. When schools start making the shots mandatory for students. That’s where this is heading, luckily.

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