Statewide hospitalizations, deaths due to COVID-19 continue to climb

The Indiana State Department of Health on Friday reported 1,433 statewide hospitalizations from COVID-19, the largest number since Feb. 4, when 1,446 people were hospitalized with the virus. The number has tripled in the past month.

More than 15% of the state’s intensive care unit beds are occupied by COVID patients.

The state reported 2,721 new cases of COVID-19, down from a near-seven-month high of 3,186 in Thursday’s report. Marion County reported 392 new COVID-19 cases.

The state also reported 12 new deaths from COVID, raising the cumulative total to 13,698. The seven-day moving average of new deaths rose from eight to nine, the health department said.

The state said more than 3 million Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Friday at 5 a.m. More than 3 million had received the first dose of a two-dose vaccination. About 5,900 Hoosiers received the first dose of a two-dose vaccine on Thursday.

The state released the latest statistics for so-called breakthrough cases, hospitalizations and deaths on Thursday, reflecting data through Aug. 5. The numbers showed that 6,740 Hoosiers who had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 have since tested positive for the virus, while 226 required hospitalization and 78 died. The average age of a breakthrough death was 80 years old.

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.

COVID-19 cases

*New COVID-19 cases: 2,721

Total cumulative cases: 796,733

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 12

Total cumulative deaths: 13,698

COVID-19 testing

New tested individuals: 8,521

Total cumulative tested individuals: 3,738,803

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 21.3%

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 8.4%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 18.5%**

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 9.7%**

** 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–Aug. 13)

First dose administered: 3,015,552 (daily increase of 5,898)

Fully vaccinated: 3,001,375 (daily increase of 4,637)

County numbers

Marion County cumulative cases: 109,530 (increase of 392)

Marion County new deaths: 1

Marion County cumulative deaths: 1,831

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 16.6%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 9.9%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 38,434

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 18,783

Johnson County cumulative cases: 19,624

Madison County cumulative cases: 14,240

Boone County cumulative cases: 7,462

Hancock County cumulative cases: 9,098

Morgan County cumulative cases: 7,210

Shelby County cumulative cases: 5,309

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 24.7%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 15.5%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Friday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 36,307,177

U.S. deaths: 619,094

Global cases: 205,611,815

Global deaths: 4,338,593

*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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2 thoughts on “Statewide hospitalizations, deaths due to COVID-19 continue to climb

  1. There is no way those Indians vaccination numbers are correct. I thought it was, perhaps, just a typo but then it was repeated. The total population of Indiana is right around 6.8 million and around 1.5 million of those are children under the age of 14. . 3 million FULLY vaccinated + 3 million who’ve had the first dose of a 2 dose vaccine = 6 million at least partially vaccinated and that just cannot be true.

    1. Yes, I thought the same thing when I read it several days ago. The way it is worded makes it seem like we have 3 million fully vaccinated plus another 3 million who have had their first shot.

      Actually, though, it’s just misleading wording on the part of the IBJ. Of those 3 million people who have had a first dose, 2.8 million have ALSO had their second dose and thus they are included in the 3 million total who are fully vaccinated. The total for fully vaccinated includes that 2.8 million who have had both doses plus a little over 200,000 who have gotten the one-dose J&J vaccine. The number of people who have gotten the first dose of Pfizer or Moderna but who have not yet gotten the second dose is actually more like 244,000. That means the number of Hoosiers who are either partially or fully vaccinated is really just 3.25 million, not 6 million. I really don’t know why the IBJ reports it the way they do… it is not inaccurate, but it is totally easy to misinterpret.