State reports 4,822 new COVID-19 cases, 29 more deaths

The Indiana State Department of Health on Wednesday reported 4,822 new cases of COVID-19 and 29 more deaths from the virus.

The seven-day moving average of new deaths rose from 17 to 18 per day, the health department said.

Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 dipped slightly,  from 2,300 on Monday to 2,294 on Tuesday. More than a quarter (28.4%) of Indiana’s intensive care unit beds are occupied by COVID patients.

More than 3.1 million Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Wednesday at 5 a.m. About 21,300 other Hoosiers had received the first dose of a two-dose vaccine but not the second dose.

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: 4,822

Total cumulative cases: 863,299

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 29

Total cumulative deaths: 14,078

COVID-19 testing

New tested individuals: 12,598

Total cumulative tested individuals: 3,932,278

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 22%

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 8.5%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 18.6%**

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 11.2%**

** 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. 1)

First dose administered: 3,129,039 (daily increase of 6,463)

Fully vaccinated: 3,107,722 (daily increase of 6,742)

County numbers

Marion County cumulative cases: 118,200 (increase of 545)

Marion County new deaths: 3

Marion County cumulative deaths: 1,885

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 17.2%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 11.5%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 40,946

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 20,327

Johnson County cumulative cases: 21,704

Madison County cumulative cases: 15,789

Boone County cumulative cases: 7,823

Hancock County cumulative cases: 9,879

Morgan County cumulative cases: 8,004

Shelby County cumulative cases: 5,848

Indiana intensive care unit usage

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 28.4%

Available ICU beds: 20.8%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Wednesday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 39,220,117

U.S. deaths: 640,281

Global cases: 217,947,269

Global deaths: 4,523,702

*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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