State reports 973 new COVID-19 cases, 28 more deaths

The Indiana State Department of Health on Friday reported 973 new cases of COVID-19, the 14th day in the past 15 in which daily cases have been below 1,000.

The state reported also 28 new deaths due to the coronavirus. The department said 6,204 new individuals were tested.

Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 increased from 598 on Wednesday to 608 on Thursday. The high mark was 3,460, set on Nov. 30.

The state said more than 792,000 Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Friday at 5 a.m. More than 1.23 million 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: 973

Total cumulative cases: 671,023

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 28

Total deaths: 12,409

COVID-19 testing

New tested individuals: 6,204

Total cumulative tested individuals: 3,172,282

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 21.2%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 8.7%**

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 9.6%

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 3.1%**

** 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 – March 12)

First dose administered: 1,230,710 (daily increase of 27,232)

Fully vaccinated: 792,217 (daily increase of 21,142)

County numbers

Marion County cumulative cases: 91,757 (increase of 109)

Marion County new deaths: 1

Marion County cumulative deaths: 1,669

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 6.1%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 2.6%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 32,655

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 16,030

Johnson County cumulative cases: 16,585

Madison County cumulative cases: 11,865

Boone County cumulative cases: 6,239

Hancock County cumulative cases: 7,517

Morgan County cumulative cases: 6,169

Shelby County cumulative cases: 4,664

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 33.5 %

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 4.8%

Available ventilators: 80.8%

Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 1.6%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Friday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 29,289,999

U.S. deaths: 530,962

Global cases: 118,742,439

Global deaths: 2,632,955

*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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