Statewide COVID-19 cases reach all-time high

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The Indiana State Department of Health on Thursday reported 16,563 new cases of COVID-19, an all-time high for the department’s daily update. The previous high was 15,277 on Jan. 7.

The health department said 56.1% of the COVID test samples so far in January have consisted of the Delta variant and 43.7% have consisted of the Omicron variant.

COVID-related hospitalizations dipped to 3,451 on Wednesday after hitting an all-time high of 3,488 on Tuesday. COVID patients occupy 38% of Indiana’s intensive care unit beds. The state has just 10% of its ICU beds available overall.

The state reported 75 more deaths from COVID, increasing the cumulative death toll to 19,393. The seven-day moving average of deaths rose from 32 to 41 per day.

The state released the latest statistics for breakthrough cases, hospitalizations and deaths on Thursday, reflecting cumulative data through Jan. 6. The numbers, which are updated weekly, showed that 156,880 Hoosiers who had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 have since tested positive for the virus, while 2,479 required hospitalization and 1,320 died. The average age of a breakthrough death was 79 years old.

More than 3.59 million Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Thursday at 5 a.m. More than 1.5 million Hoosiers have gotten vaccine boosters.

The department said 59.7% of Indiana residents 12 and older are fully vaccinated.

COVID-19 cases

*New COVID-19 cases: 16,563

Total cumulative cases: 1,410,021

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 75

Total cumulative deaths: 19,393

COVID-19 testing

New tested individuals: 12,985

Total cumulative tested individuals: 4,875,925

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 28.3%

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 9.8%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 39.8%**

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 26.5%**

** The health department reports the 7-day positivity rates with a six-day lag to allow time for more comprehensive results.

County numbers

Marion County cumulative cases: 192,629 (increase of 2,252)

Marion County new deaths: 7

Marion County cumulative deaths: 2,477

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 47.7%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 35.9%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 67,890

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 33,466

Johnson County cumulative cases: 35,555

Madison County cumulative cases: 27,146

Boone County cumulative cases: 12,738

Hancock County cumulative cases: 17,393

Morgan County cumulative cases: 13,204

Shelby County cumulative cases: 10,826

COVID-19 vaccinations

Statewide totals (Dec. 14, 2020–Jan. 13, 2022)

First dose administered: 3,687,470 (daily increase of 6,273)

Fully vaccinated: 3,595,122 (daily increase of 4,041)

Booster doses: 1,534,717 (daily increase of 14,647)

Indiana intensive care unit usage

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 38%

Available ICU beds: 10%

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