Statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations tick down from all-time high

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COVID-19-related hospitalizations dropped over the weekend after hitting an all-time high late last week, according to the latest numbers from the Indiana State Department of Health, released Monday.

The department said 3,363 people were hospitalized because of COVID on Sunday, down from 3,462 on Friday. Hospitalizations hit a pandemic high of 3,519 on Thursday.

COVID patients occupy 35.8% of Indiana’s intensive care unit beds. The state has 12.7% of its ICU beds available overall.

The department on Monday reported 9,870 new cases of COVID-19, but those were the cases reported solely on Sunday. The cumulative total of cases rose by 36,579 over the weekend.

The state reported no new deaths from COVID, but the cumulative death toll rose from 19,491 to 19,566 over the weekend, an increase of 75.

More than 3.6 million Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Monday at 5 a.m. More than 1.5 million Hoosiers have gotten vaccine boosters.

The department said 59.9% of Indiana residents 12 and older are fully vaccinated.

COVID-19 cases

*New COVID-19 cases: 9,870

Total cumulative cases: 1,462,456

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 0

Total cumulative deaths: 19,566

COVID-19 testing

New tested individuals: 12,050

Total cumulative tested individuals: 4,913,839

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 29%

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 10%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 42%**

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 28%**

** 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: 200,592 (increase of 1,487)

Marion County new deaths: 0

Marion County cumulative deaths: 2,494

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 47.2%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 35.7%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 70,705

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 35,078

Johnson County cumulative cases: 37,119

Madison County cumulative cases: 28,036

Boone County cumulative cases: 13,172

Hancock County cumulative cases: 18,289

Morgan County cumulative cases: 13,934

Shelby County cumulative cases: 11,231

COVID-19 vaccinations

Statewide totals (Dec. 14, 2020–Jan. 18, 2022)

First dose administered: 3,702,650 (increase of 11,1484)

Fully vaccinated: 3,609,964 (increase of 10,544)

Booster doses: 1,593,478 (daily increase of 43,707)

Indiana intensive care unit usage

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 35.8%

Available ICU beds: 12.7%

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