Nearly half of eligible Hoosiers now vaccinated for COVID-19

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.

COVID-19 cases

*New COVID-19 cases: 218

Total cumulative cases: 750,702

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 2

Total cumulative deaths: 13,346

COVID-19 testing

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.

COVID-19 vaccinations

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)

County numbers       

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.

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