Statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations hit lowest level since July 8

The Indiana State Department of Health on Thursday reported 962 new cases of COVID-19, the highest number since Feb. 26.

The state also reported 32 new deaths due to the coronavirus, also the highest number since Feb. 26. Reported deaths due to COVID-19 have exceeded single digits in 142 of the past 144 days.

The department said 5,974 new individuals were tested Monday.

Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 dropped from 731 on Tuesday to 692 on Wednesday, the lowest number since July 8. The high mark was 3,460, set on Nov. 30.

The state said more than 633,000 Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Thursday at 5 a.m. More than 1.06 million had received the first dose of a vaccination.

Following are the latest COVID-19 numbers from the Indiana State Department of Health. The department updates its data daily based on information received through 11:59 p.m. the previous day.

COVID-19 cases

*New COVID-19 cases: 962

Total cumulative cases: 664,446

Increase in cases reported Feb. 1-March 1: 33,822

Increase in cases reported Jan. 1-Feb. 1: 110,618

Increase in cases reported Dec. 1-Jan. 1: 173,400

Increase in cases reported Nov. 1-Dec. 1: 162,265

Increase in cases reported Oct. 1-Nov. 1: 60,932

Increase in cases reported Sept. 1-Oct. 1: 26,285

Increase in cases reported Aug. 1-Sept. 1: 27,769

Increase in cases reported July 1-Aug. 1: 21,170

Increase in cases reported June 1-July 1: 11,122

Increase in cases reported May 1-June. 1: 16,065

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 32

Total deaths: 12,231

Increase in deaths reported Feb. 1-March 1: 2,549

Increase in deaths reported Jan. 1-Feb. 1: 1,597

Increase in deaths reported Dec. 1-Jan. 1: 2,418

Increase in deaths reported Nov. 1-Dec. 1: 1,474

Increase in deaths reported Oct. 1-Nov. 1: 706

Increase in deaths reported Sept. 1-Oct. 1: 325

Increase in deaths reported Aug. 1-Sept. 1: 322

Increase in deaths reported July 1-Aug. 1: 315

Increase in deaths reported June 1-July 1: 480

Increase in deaths reported May 1-June. 1: 914

Increase in deaths reported April 1-May 1: 997

COVID-19 testing

New tested individuals: 5,974

Total cumulative tested individuals: 3,133,323

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 21.2%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 9.3%**

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 9.8%

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 3.4%**

Increase in unique tested individuals reported Feb. 1-March 1: 156,614

Increase in unique tested individuals reported Jan. 1-Feb. 1: 313,617

Increase in unique tested individuals reported Dec. 1-Jan. 1: 432,706

Increase in unique tested individuals reported Nov. 1-Dec. 1: 507,314

Increase in unique tested individuals reported Oct. 1-Nov. 1: 322,213

Increase in unique tested individuals reported Sept. 1-Oct. 1: 303,966

Increase in unique tested individuals reported Aug. 1-Sept. 1: 325,159

Increase in unique tested individuals reported July 1-Aug. 1: 268,890

Increase in unique tested individuals reported June 1-July 1: 223,820

Increase in unique tested individuals reported May 1-June 1: 166,257

Increase in unique tested individuals reported April 1-May 1: 85,264

** 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 – March 4)

First dose administered: 1,061,173 (daily increase of 29,932)

Fully vaccinated: 633,123 (daily increase of 24,494)

County numbers

Marion County cumulative cases: 90,951 (increase of 103)

Marion County new deaths: 4

Marion County cumulative deaths: 1,650

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 7.5%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 3.1%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 32,182

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 15,877

Johnson County cumulative cases: 16,407

Madison County cumulative cases: 11,776

Boone County cumulative cases: 6,109

Hancock County cumulative cases: 7,428

Morgan County cumulative cases: 6,106

Shelby County cumulative cases: 4,619

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 32.5 %

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 6%

Available ventilators: 79.4%

Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 2.3%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Thursday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 28,763,373

U.S. deaths: 518,530

Global cases: 115,331,329

Global deaths: 2,562,739

*New cases, deaths and tests are previously unreported cases, deaths and tests submitted to the Indiana State Health Department in the 24 hours through 11:59 p.m. the previous day. The cases and testing categories typically contain numerous duplicates—as many as 20% or more—that are later eliminated from the cumulative totals.

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