The Indiana State Department of Health on Wednesday reported 12,960 new COVID-19 cases across the state, an all-time high for the department’s daily update. The previous high mark was 12,020 cases on Dec. 30.
Marion County reported 2,185 new cases.
The state health department also reported 39 more deaths from COVID, raising the cumulative total to 18,644. The seven-day average of deaths remained at 36 per day.
The health department said 3,260 people were hospitalized with the virus as of Tuesday, an increase from 3,207 the previous day. That’s the highest mark since Dec. 3, 2020, when 3,289 people were hospitalized. The pandemic peak was 3,460, reached on Nov. 30, 2020.
COVID patients occupy 35.6% of Indiana’s intensive care unit beds. The state has only 10.2% of its ICU beds available overall.
More than 3.56 million Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Wednesday at 5 a.m. More than 1.4 million Hoosiers have gotten vaccine boosters.
The department said 59.4% of Indiana residents 12 and older are fully vaccinated.
*New COVID-19 cases: 12,960
Total cumulative cases: 1,286,590
New deaths: 39
Total cumulative deaths: 18,644
New tested individuals: 11,138
Total cumulative tested individuals: 4,782,283
Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 26.8%
Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 9.3%
Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 31.2%**
Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 19.7%**
** The health department reports the 7-day positivity rates with a six-day lag to allow time for more comprehensive results.
Marion County cumulative cases: 173,641 (increase of 2,185)
Marion County new deaths: 3
Marion County cumulative deaths: 2,386
Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 41.8%
Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 29.5%
Hamilton County cumulative cases: 61,252
Hendricks County cumulative cases: 30,499
Johnson County cumulative cases: 32,270
Madison County cumulative cases: 24,789
Boone County cumulative cases: 11,504
Hancock County cumulative cases: 15,706
Morgan County cumulative cases: 12,138
Shelby County cumulative cases: 9,918
Statewide totals (Dec. 14, 2020–Jan. 5, 2022)
First dose administered: 3,646,718 (daily increase of 5,390)
Fully vaccinated: 3,568,721 (daily increase of 3,908)
Booster doses: 1,425,417 (daily increase of 14,778)
Indiana intensive care unit usage
ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 35.6%
Available ICU beds: 10.2%