The Indiana State Department of Health on Friday reported 28 more deaths from COVID-19, bringing the pandemic total in the state to 15,193.
The seven-day moving average of new deaths dropped from 28 to 27 per day, the health department said.
The department reported 3,218 new cases of COVID-19, down from 3,482 cases the previous day.
Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 decreased from 2,055 on Wednesday to 2007 on Thursday, the department said. That’s the lowest number in more than a month. About 26% of Indiana’s intensive care unit beds are occupied by COVID patients.
More than 3.27 million Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Thursday at 5 a.m., after an increase of 3,370. Department statistics say 59.5% of Indiana residents 18 and older are now fully vaccinated.
*New COVID-19 cases: 3,218
Total cumulative cases: 965,982
New deaths: 28
Total cumulative deaths: 15,193
New tested individuals: 8,972
Total cumulative tested individuals: 4,200,736
Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 23%
Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 8.6%
Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 18.3%**
Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 9.7%**
** 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. 30)
First dose administered: 3,253,451 (daily increase of 3,015)
Fully vaccinated: 3,270,143 (daily increase of 3,370)
Marion County cumulative cases: 131,202 (increase of 349)
Marion County new deaths: 2
Marion County cumulative deaths: 2,027
Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 16.4%
Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 9.2%
Hamilton County cumulative cases: 44,819
Hendricks County cumulative cases: 22,873
Johnson County cumulative cases: 24,153
Madison County cumulative cases: 17,873
Boone County cumulative cases: 8,586
Hancock County cumulative cases: 11,207
Morgan County cumulative cases: 9,096
Shelby County cumulative cases: 6,824
Indiana intensive care unit usage
ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 26%
ICU beds in use by non-COVID-19 patients: 53.8%
Available ICU beds: 20.2%
U.S. and worldwide numbers
As of Friday, from Johns Hopkins University:
U.S. cases: 43,392,163
U.S. deaths: 695,829
Global cases: 233,518,049
Global deaths: 4,778,083