State’s daily COVID cases climb to 1,461, plus six deaths

The daily count of COVID-19 diagnoses in Indiana continues to climb.

The Indiana State Department of Health on Friday reported that 1,461 Hoosiers had tested positive for COVID-19, the highest number of daily new infections since 1,483 cases were reported on April 29.

Friday’s count was a sizable increase from the 1,284 reported on Thursday and 1,248 on Wednesday. The daily counts this week have all been above 1,000, after several weeks of reports in the triple digits.

The department also said that six people in Indiana had died in the latest daily count. The state reported 15 deaths on Tuesday, 12 on Wednesday and six on Thursday.

The state’s cumulative death toll is now 13,576.

Hospitalizations declined to 755 in Friday’s report, slipping from 795 the previous day. Hospitalizations are down from a recent high of 1,019 on May 4. The pandemic-high mark was 3,460, set on Nov. 30.

The state said nearly 2.94 million Hoosiers have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. More than 2.92 million had received the first dose of a two-dose 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. The department no longer issues reports on Saturday and Sunday.

COVID-19 cases

*New COVID-19 cases: 1,461

Total cumulative cases: 771,299

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 6

Total cumulative deaths: 13,576

New tested individuals: 5,336

Total cumulative tested individuals: 3,669,635

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 21%

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 8.4%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 14%**

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 6.8%**

** 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–July 29)

First dose administered: 2,923,037

Fully vaccinated: 2,939,841

County numbers       

Marion County cumulative cases: 105,947 (increase of 193)

Marion County new deaths: 1

Marion County cumulative deaths: 1,808

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 12%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 7.4%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 37,458

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 18,168

Johnson County cumulative cases: 18,899

Madison County cumulative cases: 13,604

Boone County cumulative cases: 7,236

Hancock County cumulative cases: 8,799

Morgan County cumulative cases: 6,948

Shelby County cumulative cases: 5,128

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 29%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 8.5%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Wednesday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 34,760,860

U.S. deaths: 612,160

Global cases: 196,847,238

Global deaths: 4,203,020

*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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