Statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations hit lowest mark since Aug. 11

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Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 are continuing a steady fall after a recent peak in mid-September, according to statistics released Monday by the Indiana State Department of Health.

COVID hospitalizations in the state dropped from 1,348 on Saturday to 1,314 on Sunday, the lowest mark since Aug. 11. They have dropped 32% since the beginning of the month and 51% since hitting a recent peak of 2,687 on Sept. 13.

COVID patients occupy almost 18% of Indiana’s intensive care unit beds.

The health department reported no new deaths from COVID-19 based on those reported on Sunday, however, the cumulative total of deaths rose by 50 over the weekend, to 15,980. The seven-day moving average of new deaths rose dipped from 19 to 12 per day, the department said.

The department reported 912 more cases of COVID-19, raising the pandemic total to 1,011,197. The total increased by 3,516 cases over the weekend.

More than 3.35 million Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Monday at 5 a.m., after a weekend increase of 6,787. More than 284,000 Hoosiers have already gotten vaccine boosters, after a weekend increase of more than 23,000.

The health department said 59.3% of Indiana residents 18 and older are now fully vaccinated.

COVID-19 cases

*New COVID-19 cases: 912

Total cumulative cases: 1,011,197

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 0

Total cumulative deaths: 15,980

COVID-19 testing

New tested individuals: 3,324

Total cumulative tested individuals: 4,334,355

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 23.3%

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 8.5%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 16.1%**

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 8.5%**

** 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–Oct. 25)

First dose administered: 3,320,491 (weekend increase of 6,126)

Fully vaccinated: 3,355,865 (weekend increase of 6,787)

Booster doses: 284,477 (daily increase of 23,702)

County numbers

Marion County cumulative cases: 135,929 (increase of 95)

Marion County new deaths: 0

Marion County cumulative deaths: 2,129

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 12.8%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 7.1%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 46,498

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 23,960

Johnson County cumulative cases: 25,196

Madison County cumulative cases: 18,820

Boone County cumulative cases: 8,965

Hancock County cumulative cases: 11,773

Morgan County cumulative cases: 9,506

Shelby County cumulative cases: 7,216

Indiana intensive care unit usage

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 17.8%

ICU beds in use by non-COVID-19 patients: 51.5%

Available ICU beds: 30.7%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Monday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 45,302,743

U.S. deaths: 733,229

Global cases: 242,671,833

Global deaths: 4,932,999

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