Statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to fall

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Hospitalizations related to COVID-19 continue to fall rapidly in Indiana, dropping to their lowest mark since Nov. 18.

The Indiana State Department of Health on Tuesday said 1,600 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 in Indiana as of Monday. Hospitalizations have plummeted 55% since hitting a pandemic high of 3,519 on Jan. 13. COVID patients occupy 17% of Indiana’s intensive care unit beds. The state has 21.4% of its ICU beds available overall.

The department reported 64 new deaths from COVID, raising the cumulative total to 21,399.

Also on Tuesday, the state reported 1,469 new COVID-19 cases, for a pandemic total of 1,669,872.

More than 3.67 million Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Tuesday at 5 a.m. More than 1.69 million Hoosiers have gotten vaccine boosters.

The department said 60.5% of Indiana residents 12 and older and 62.5% of residents 18 and older are fully vaccinated.

COVID-19 cases

New COVID-19 cases: 1,469

Total cumulative cases: 1,669,872

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 64

Total cumulative deaths: 21,399

COVID-19 testing

New tested individuals: 2,546

Total cumulative tested individuals: 5,062,405

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 31.7%

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 10.8%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 29%**

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 15.8%**

** 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: 222,158 (increase of 120)

Marion County new deaths: 8

Marion County cumulative deaths: 2,754

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 18.9%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 12.5%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 80,457

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 40,260

Johnson County cumulative cases: 41,861

Madison County cumulative cases: 32,231

Boone County cumulative cases: 14,911

Hancock County cumulative cases: 20,436

Morgan County cumulative cases: 16,249

Shelby County cumulative cases: 13,451

COVID-19 vaccinations

Statewide totals (Dec. 14, 2020–Feb. 15, 2022)

First dose administered: 3,748,648 (daily increase of 893)

Fully vaccinated: 3,670,036 (daily increase of 1,286)

Booster doses: 1,695,779 (daily increase of 1,405)

Indiana intensive care unit usage

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 17%

Available ICU beds: 21.4%

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