The Indiana State Department of Health on Friday reported 19 more deaths due to COVID-19, raising the cumulative total to 15,713.
The seven-day moving average of new deaths rose from at 20 to 18 per day, the health department said.
Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 decreased from 1,634 on Wednesday to 1,599 on Thursday, the lowest number since Aug. 16. Hospitalizations reached a recent peak of 2,687 on Sept. 13. COVID patients occupy nearly 21% of Indiana’s intensive care unit beds.
The department reported 2,303 new cases of COVID-19, down from 2,644 the previous day. The cumulative total of cases rose to 996,341.
More than 3.3 million Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Friday at 5 a.m., after a daily increase of 4,266.
The health department said 58.8% of Indiana residents 18 and older are now fully vaccinated.
The state released the latest statistics for so-called breakthrough cases, hospitalizations and deaths on Thursday, reflecting data through Oct. 7. The numbers, which are updated weekly, showed that 48,676 Hoosiers who had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 have since tested positive for the virus, while 1,042 required hospitalization and 485 died. The average age of a breakthrough death was 79 years old.
*New COVID-19 cases: 2,303
Total cumulative cases: 996,341
New deaths: 19
Total cumulative deaths: 15,713
New tested individuals: 6,957
Total cumulative tested individuals: 4,286,141
Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 23.2%
Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 8.6%
Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 17.4%**
Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 9%**
** The health department reports the 7-day positivity rates with a six-day lag to allow time for more comprehensive results.
Statewide totals (Dec. 14–Oct. 15)
First dose administered: 3,297,715 (daily increase of 3,614)
Fully vaccinated: 3,329,239 (daily increase of 4,266)
Marion County cumulative cases: 134,326 (increase of 237)
Marion County new deaths: 4
Marion County cumulative deaths: 2,101
Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 12.8%
Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 7.2%
Hamilton County cumulative cases: 45,963
Hendricks County cumulative cases: 23,647
Johnson County cumulative cases: 24,821
Madison County cumulative cases: 18,538
Boone County cumulative cases: 8,819
Hancock County cumulative cases: 11,597
Morgan County cumulative cases: 9,361
Shelby County cumulative cases: 7,115
Indiana intensive care unit usage
ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 20.7%
ICU beds in use by non-COVID-19 patients: 56%
Available ICU beds: 23.3%
U.S. and worldwide numbers
As of Friday, from Johns Hopkins University:
U.S. cases: 44,783,838
U.S. deaths: 721,848
Global cases: 239,777,485
Global deaths: 4,885,059