Statewide COVID hospitalizations hit lowest mark since early August

Statewide hospitalizations have fallen to their lowest point in more than six months, according to the latest figures from the Indiana State Department of Health.

The department on Wednesday said 1,090 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 in Indiana as of Tuesday, the smallest number since Aug. 5.

Hospitalizations have plummeted 69% since hitting a pandemic high of 3,519 on Jan. 13. COVID patients occupy 10.7% of Indiana’s intensive care unit beds. The state has 20.9% of its ICU beds available overall.

The state reported 935 new COVID cases. The seven-day moving average of cases has dropped to 1,049, down from 8,728 on Feb. 1.

Another 63 COVID-19 deaths were reported, raising the pandemic total to 21,818 in Indiana.

More than 3.67 million Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Tuesday at 5 a.m. More than 1.69 million Hoosiers have gotten vaccine boosters.

The department said 60.6% of Indiana residents 12 and older and 62.6% of residents 18 and older are fully vaccinated.

COVID-19 cases

New COVID-19 cases: 935

Total cumulative cases: 1,678,628

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 63

Total cumulative deaths: 21,818

COVID-19 testing

New tested individuals: 2,837

Total cumulative tested individuals: 5,074,663

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 31.8%

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 10.7%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 15.2.%**

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 8.3%**

** 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: 222,927 (increase of 82)

Marion County new deaths: 7

Marion County cumulative deaths: 2,797

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 10.6%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 6.3%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 81,094

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 40,455

Johnson County cumulative cases: 42,028

Madison County cumulative cases: 32,416

Boone County cumulative cases: 15,007

Hancock County cumulative cases: 20,524

Morgan County cumulative cases: 16,313

Shelby County cumulative cases: 13,496

COVID-19 vaccinations

Statewide totals (Dec. 14, 2020–Feb. 23, 2022)

First dose administered: 3,754,636 (daily increase of 780)

Fully vaccinated: 3,680,272 (daily increase of 1,220)

Booster doses: 1,707,012 (daily increase of 1,601)

Indiana intensive care unit usage

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 10.7%

Available ICU beds: 20.9%

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