Statewide hospitalizations have fallen to their lowest point since late July, according to the latest figures from the Indiana State Department of Health.
The department on Monday said 818 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 in Indiana as of Sunday, the smallest number since July 29.
Hospitalizations have plummeted 77% since hitting a pandemic high of 3,519 on Jan. 13. COVID patients occupy 8.6% of Indiana’s intensive care unit beds. The state has 24.9% of its ICU beds available overall.
The health department reported just 313 new COVID cases on Monday, down from a single-day record of 17,684 new cases only five weeks ago. Marion County reported just 39 new cases and Hamilton reported only 11. The other counties surrounding Marion County had fewer than 10 cases each.
No new COVID deaths were reported, which is common in a Monday report. The pandemic total is 21,953 in Indiana.
More than 3.68 million Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Monday at 5 a.m. More than 1.7 million Hoosiers have gotten vaccine boosters.
The department said 60.6% of Indiana residents 12 and older and 62.6% of residents 18 and older are fully vaccinated.
New COVID-19 cases: 313
Total cumulative cases: 1,681,685
New deaths: 0
Total cumulative deaths: 21,953
New tests administered: 10,118
Total tests administered: 18,959,208
Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 6.3%**
** 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: 222,927 (increase of 39)
Marion County new deaths: 7
Marion County cumulative deaths: 2,812
Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 4.7%
Hamilton County cumulative cases: 81,189
Hendricks County cumulative cases: 40,541
Johnson County cumulative cases: 42,079
Madison County cumulative cases: 32,465
Boone County cumulative cases: 15,032
Hancock County cumulative cases: 20,549
Morgan County cumulative cases: 16,356
Shelby County cumulative cases: 13,519
Statewide totals (Dec. 14, 2020–Feb. 28, 2022)
First dose administered: 3,755,917 (weekend increase of 1,592)
Fully vaccinated: 3,683,892 (weekend increase of 3,059)
Booster doses: 1,713,756 (weekend increase of 3,979)
Indiana intensive care unit usage
ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 8.6%
Available ICU beds: 24.9%