Statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations hit another peak

Statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations have hit an all-time high for the second day in a row, according to the latest numbers reported Wednesday by the Indiana State Department of Health.

The health department said COVID hospitalizations rose to 3,488 on Tuesday, up from the previous peak of 3,467 on Monday.

COVID patients occupy 38% of Indiana’s intensive care unit beds. The state has just 8.9% of its ICU beds available overall.

The state health department also reported 125 new deaths from COVID, increasing the cumulative death toll to 19,319. The seven-day moving average of deaths remained at 32 per day.

The department said 15,091 more Hoosiers tested positive for COVID.

More than 3.59 million Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Wednesday 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: 15,091

Total cumulative cases: 1,393,574

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 125

Total cumulative deaths: 19,319

COVID-19 testing

New tested individuals: 11,692

Total cumulative tested individuals: 4,863,337

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 28.1%

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 9.7%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 39.4%**

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 25.7%**

** 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: 190,394 (increase of 2,206)

Marion County new deaths: 18

Marion County cumulative deaths: 2,470

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 47.5%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 35%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 67,017

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 33,030

Johnson County cumulative cases: 35,037

Madison County cumulative cases: 26,767

Boone County cumulative cases: 12,543

Hancock County cumulative cases: 167,091

Morgan County cumulative cases: 13,080

Shelby County cumulative cases: 10,734

COVID-19 vaccinations

Statewide totals (Dec. 14, 2020–Jan. 12, 2022)

First dose administered: 3,681,354 (daily increase of 5,276)

Fully vaccinated: 3,591,190 (daily increase of 3,932)

Booster doses: 1,520,150 (daily increase of 13,358)

Indiana intensive care unit usage

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

Available ICU beds: 8.9%

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