Statewide COVID hospitalizations hit highest level since June 15

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The Indiana State Department of Health on Monday said statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 have risen to their highest level in more than a month.

Hospitalizations rose from 461 on Saturday to 493 on Sunday. That’s the highest level since June 15, when 532 people were hospitalized in Indiana due to the virus. Hospitalizations are down from a recent high of 1,019 on May 4. The pandemic-high mark was 3,460, set on Nov. 30.

The health department on Monday reported 285 new cases of COVID-19. That’s the highest number of cases in a Monday report since May 24.

The health department reported no new deaths from COVID-19 on Sunday, but the cumulative death total rose by 11 over the weekend, to 13,525. The state said it has averaged one new death per day from COVID over the past seven days.

The state said more than 2.89 million Hoosiers have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 after a weekend increase of 9,947. More than 2.86 million had received the first dose of a two-dose 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. The department no longer issues reports on Saturday and Sunday.

COVID-19 cases

*New COVID-19 cases: 285

Total cumulative cases: 761,472

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 0

Total cumulative deaths: 13,525

COVID-19 testing

New tested individuals: 1,611

Total cumulative tested individuals: 3,635,079

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 20.9%

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 8.4%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 5.1%**

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 4.8%**

** 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–July 18)

First dose administered: 2,868,151 (weekend increase of 10,446)

Fully vaccinated: 2,898,312 (weekend increase of 9,947)

County numbers       

Marion County cumulative cases: 104,549 (increase of 42)

Marion County new deaths: 0

Marion County cumulative deaths: 1,803

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 4.5%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 4.5%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 36,995

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 17,956

Johnson County cumulative cases: 18,679

Madison County cumulative cases: 13,392

Boone County cumulative cases: 7,112

Hancock County cumulative cases: 8,688

Morgan County cumulative cases: 6,859

Shelby County cumulative cases: 5,069

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 37.1%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 4.7%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Monday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 34,085,761

U.S. deaths: 609,041

Global cases: 190,600,596

Global deaths: 4,092,565

*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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4 thoughts on “Statewide COVID hospitalizations hit highest level since June 15

    1. So long haulers aren’t a thing, and every recovery is back to 100% normal? No side effects? Like tinnitus so bad you commit suicide?

      Let me guess – that’s not really a COVID death anyway.

  1. It will be interesting when insurance companies start declining to cover unvaccinated people’s ICU bills who contract Covid-19. These are the same people who hate government funded health care. Get ready to sell your house because you chose to be anti-vax and continue voting Republican.