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Indiana COVID-19 Hospitalizations Drop Beneath 1,000

A CDC rendering of a microscopic image of the new coronavirus.

(CDC/Alissa Eckert, MS)

The Indiana Department of Health’s COVID-19 hospital census on Wednesday fell below 1,000 virus-related hospitalizations for the first time since Oct. 3.

Indiana saw COVID-19 hospitalizations begin rising in early October, along with cases and deaths, to eventually peak at 3,460 on Nov. 30. Since then, the hospital census has fluctuated and slowly fallen to the current point with 955 Hoosiers hospitalized due to the virus.

Along with the new hospital count, the IDOH reported 933 new positive cases and 20 new deaths, increasing state totals to 651,453 cases and 11,825 deaths. Today marks the third day in a row that Indiana recorded fewer than 1,000 new cases — something that has not occurred since the first days of October.

The state has administered more than 7.6 million tests on more than 3 million Hoosiers with a seven-day positivity rate of 4.7%.

More than 834,000 Indiana residents have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 356,206 Hoosiers have been fully vaccinated.

READ MORE: COVID-19 Vaccines To Resume, CDC Announces More Time To Get Second Shot

In Monroe County, the IDOH reported 11 new cases of COVID-19, increasing the county total to 10,142 cases. The county death toll remained at 156.

Thirty-nine residents in the area are currently hospitalized with COVID-19, and patients with the virus occupy less than 5% of ICU beds. More than 67% of ICU beds in the area remain available.

Monroe County has administered 312,852 tests on 79,876 county residents, with a 1.1% seven-day positivity rate.

IDOH data shows 16,057 county residents have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 8,071 — about 5.5% of the county’s population — have received both doses.

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