New Indiana COVID-19 cases rise above 1,000

The Indiana State Department of Health on Friday reported 1,080 new cases of COVID-19, the first time in five days that the daily count has risen above 1,000.

The state also reported 44 new deaths due to the coronavirus. The department has reported 209 deaths from COVID-19 over the past seven days, an average of nearly 30 per day. That’s down from 411, or 58.7 deaths per day, the previous week.

Reported deaths due to COVID-19 have exceeded single digits in 130 of the past 131 days.

The department said 4,757 new individuals were tested Thursday.

Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 dipped from 966 on Wednesday to 948 on Thursday, the lowest number since Oct. 2. The high mark was 3,460, set on Nov. 30.

The state said more than 402,000 Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Friday at 5 a.m. More than 866,000 had received the first dose of a vaccination.

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: 1,080

Total cumulative cases: 653,245

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 44

Total deaths: 11,898

COVID-19 testing

New tested individuals: 4,757

Total cumulative tested individuals: 3,069,866

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 21.3%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 11.3%**

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 10.1%

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 4.4%**

** 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 – Feb. 19)

First dose administered: 866,680 (daily increase of 15,422)

Fully vaccinated: 402,792 (daily increase of 25,473)

County numbers

Marion County cumulative cases: 89,700 (increase of 120)

Marion County new deaths: 3

Marion County cumulative deaths: 1,616

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 9.1%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 4.2%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 31,551

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 15,620

Johnson County cumulative cases: 16,167

Madison County cumulative cases: 11,629

Boone County cumulative cases: 6,005

Hancock County cumulative cases: 7,351

Morgan County cumulative cases: 5,998

Shelby County cumulative cases: 4,561

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 36.9%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 8.3%

Available ventilators: 80.6%

Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 3.1%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Friday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 27,898,118

U.S. deaths: 493,176

Global cases: 110,439,431

Global deaths: 2,444,329

*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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