Statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations, cases climbing again

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Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 have risen more than 20% over the past 10 days, with increases seen in four of the past five days, according to statistics from the Indiana State Department of Health.

Hospitalizations rose from 1,376 on Sunday to 1,468 on Monday, the highest number since Oct. 19. COVID patients occupy 16.2% of Indiana’s intensive care unit beds.

The department on Tuesday reported 2,830 more cases of COVID-19, increasing the pandemic total to 1,058,379. The moving average of daily cases has climbed from 1,659 at the beginning of the month to 2,517.

Just more than 3.4 million Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Tuesday at 5 a.m. after a daily increase of 2,130. Meanwhile, more than 606,000 Hoosiers have already gotten vaccine boosters.

The health department reported 42 more COVID-19 deaths in the state, raising the total to 16,577.

The department said 59.8% of Indiana residents 18 and older are fully vaccinated.

COVID-19 cases

*New COVID-19 cases: 2,830

Total cumulative cases: 1,058,379

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 42

Total cumulative deaths: 16,577

COVID-19 testing

New tested individuals: 5,264

Total cumulative tested individuals: 4,445,106

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 23.7%

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 8.5%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 17.3%**

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 8.7%**

** 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–Nov. 16)

First dose administered: 3,421,017 (daily increase of 31,607)

Fully vaccinated: 3,404,713 (daily increase of 2,130)

Booster doses: 606,807 (daily increase of 12,219)

County numbers

Marion County cumulative cases: 140,209 (increase of 330)

Marion County new deaths: 4

Marion County cumulative deaths: 2,196

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 12.3%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 6.5%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 48366

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 24,888

Johnson County cumulative cases: 26,227

Madison County cumulative cases: 19,647

Boone County cumulative cases: 9,378

Hancock County cumulative cases: 12,287

Morgan County cumulative cases: 9,875

Shelby County cumulative cases: 7,724

Indiana intensive care unit usage

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 16.2%

Available ICU beds: 28.5%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Tuesday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 47,277,678

U.S. deaths: 765,212

Global cases: 254,225,731

Global deaths: 5,112,821

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