While still high, statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 have been on the decline for six straight days, according to Monday’s coronavirus update from the Indiana State Department of Health.
Hospitalizations hit an eight-month high of 2,687 on Sept. 13, but have fallen every day since, to 2,432 on Sunday. Almost a third (31.2%) of Indiana’s intensive care unit beds are occupied by COVID patients.
The state on Monday reported three more deaths from COVID-19, raising the cumulative total to 14,684, however, the cumulative total rose by 69 over Friday’s report. The seven-day moving average of new deaths is 20 per day, the health department said.
The state on Monday reported 1,920 new cases of COVID-19. The cumulative total rose to 934,586 cases, up by 7,982 cases over Friday’s report.
More than 3.21 million Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Monday at 5 a.m., a weekend increase of 20,249. Department statistics say 58.6% of Indiana residents 18 and older are now fully vaccinated.
The health department on Monday reported the latest figures related to schools. The results are updated weekly. The latest report covered the week ended Sept. 17.
The latest figures showed a rise in student COVID-19 cases of 4,499, an increase of 210 teacher cases and 332 more staff cases.
Cumulative case counts since the beginning of the school year rose to 26,726 students, 1,356 teachers and 1,986 staff members.
The state said 1,820 schools have reported one or more cases, while 71 have seen no cases. Another 477 schools have not reported data to the state.
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.
*New COVID-19 cases: 1,920
Total cumulative cases: 934,586
New deaths: 3
Total cumulative deaths: 14,684
New tested individuals: 5,914
Total cumulative tested individuals: 4,116,117
Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 22.7%
Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 8.7%
Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 20.9%**
Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 11.5%**
** 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–Sept. 20)
First dose administered: 3,217,384 (weekend increase of 14,751)
Fully vaccinated: 3,214,764 (weekend increase of 20,249)
Marion County cumulative cases: 127,287 (increase of 262)
Marion County new deaths: 0
Marion County cumulative deaths: 1,967
Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 18.8%
Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 11.2%
Hamilton County cumulative cases: 43,603
Hendricks County cumulative cases: 22,102
Johnson County cumulative cases: 23,466
Madison County cumulative cases: 17,213
Boone County cumulative cases: 8,351
Hancock County cumulative cases: 10,749
Morgan County cumulative cases: 8,813
Shelby County cumulative cases: 6,526
Indiana intensive care unit usage
ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 31.2%
Available ICU beds: 19.7%
U.S. and worldwide numbers
As of Monday, from Johns Hopkins University:
U.S. cases: 42,101,341
U.S. deaths: 673,911
Global cases: 228,688,628
Global deaths: 4,694,578