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.
New COVID-19 cases: 935
Total cumulative cases: 1,678,628
New deaths: 63
Total cumulative deaths: 21,818
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.
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
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%