Statewide hospitalizations from COVID continue to tick down

The Indiana State Department of Health on Monday reported 1,822 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the pandemic total in the state to 972,067 cases.

Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 decreased from 1,883 on Saturday to 1,861 on Sunday, the department said. That’s the lowest number since Aug. 22. About 24% of Indiana’s intensive care unit beds are occupied by COVID patients. Cases have been slowly falling since reaching a recent peak of 2,687 on Sept. 13.

The department reported no new deaths from COVID, but that number consists of deaths reported on Sunday only. The cumulative number of deaths since Friday rose by 80, to 15,273.

The seven-day moving average of new deaths was 18 per day, the health department said.

More than 3.28 million Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Monday at 5 a.m., after a weekend increase of 17,710. Department statistics say 59.8% of Indiana residents 18 and older are now fully vaccinated.

COVID-19 cases

*New COVID-19 cases: 1,72,067

Total cumulative cases: 965,982

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 0

Total cumulative deaths: 15,273

COVID-19 testing

New tested individuals: 5,413

Total cumulative tested individuals: 4,218,553

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 23%

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 8.6%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 17.9%**

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 9.5%**

** 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–Oct. 4)

First dose administered: 3,264,721 (weekend increase of 11,575)

Fully vaccinated: 3,287,689 (weekend increase of 17,710)

County numbers

Marion County cumulative cases: 132,000 (increase of 233)

Marion County new deaths: 0

Marion County cumulative deaths: 2,037

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 16.1%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 9.3%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 45,064

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 23,054

Johnson County cumulative cases: 24,285

Madison County cumulative cases: 17,994

Boone County cumulative cases: 8,632

Hancock County cumulative cases: 11,317

Morgan County cumulative cases: 9,154

Shelby County cumulative cases: 6,865

Indiana intensive care unit usage

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 24.1%

ICU beds in use by non-COVID-19 patients: 52.5%

Available ICU beds: 23.4%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of  Monday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 43,799,517

U.S. deaths: 702,444

Global cases: 235,283,427

Global deaths: 4,806,649

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