Nearly half of Indiana residents eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine are now fully vaccinated against the coronavirus despite a continuing drop in the number of Hoosiers getting the jab each day.
As of Friday, about 2.73 million Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, the Indiana Department of Health said. That represents 47 percent of the state’s population eligible for the vaccine—those aged 12 and older, Indiana’s COVID-19 vaccination dashboard shows.
Fully vaccinated individuals have received a second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose vaccine.
Indiana’s COVID-19 vaccination rate has continued to stagnate, with about 10,500 Hoosiers getting the vaccine each day, according to the state’s seven-day average as of Thursday.
That is down from the state’s peak of more than 50,000 per day in early April.
Health officials have been trying to boost Indiana’s daily vaccination rate by bringing mobile vaccine clinics to cities and towns across the state, including this week at the Jennings County Fair in the southern Indiana city of North Vernon.
The state on Friday reported 218 new COVID-19 cases, marking the 17th straight daily report with fewer than 500 cases.
The department reported two new deaths from COVID-19, raising the cumulative death tally to 13,346.
Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 dropped from 475 on Wednesday to 457 on Thursday, the lowest number since the opening weeks of the pandemic. Hospitalizations are down from a recent high of 1,019 on May 4. The pandemic-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.
*New COVID-19 cases: 218
Total cumulative cases: 750,702
New deaths: 2
Total cumulative deaths: 13,346
New tested individuals: 2,620
Total cumulative tested individuals: 3,554,010
Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 21.1%
Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 6.3%**
Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 8.5%
Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 2.6%**
** 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–June 18)
First dose administered: 2,750,695 (daily increase of 5,566)
Fully vaccinated: 2,725,903 (daily increase of 10,646)
Marion County cumulative cases: 103,237 (increase of 40)
Marion County new deaths: 1
Marion County cumulative deaths: 1,783
Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 6.2%
Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 2.6%
Hamilton County cumulative cases: 36,570
Hendricks County cumulative cases: 17,615
Johnson County cumulative cases: 18,432
Madison County cumulative cases: 13,141
Boone County cumulative cases: 6,943
Hancock County cumulative cases: 8,563
Morgan County cumulative cases: 6,747
Shelby County cumulative cases: 5,010
Indiana intensive care unit usage
Available ICU beds: 32.3%
ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 4.3%
U.S. and worldwide numbers
As of Friday, from Johns Hopkins University:
U.S. cases: 33,515,388
U.S. deaths: 601,125
Global cases: 177,573,179
Global deaths: 3,844,787
*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.