State reports 3,218 more COVID cases, 28 deaths

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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.

COVID-19 cases

*New COVID-19 cases: 3,218

Total cumulative cases: 965,982

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 28

Total cumulative deaths: 15,193

COVID-19 testing

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.

COVID-19 vaccinations

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)

County numbers

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

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