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.
New COVID-19 cases: 1,469
Total cumulative cases: 1,669,872
New deaths: 64
Total cumulative deaths: 21,399
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.
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
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%