New coronavirus cases jumped in Indiana in the week ending Sunday, rising 40.8% as 6,749 cases were reported. The previous week had 4,793 new cases of the virus causing COVID-19.
Indiana ranked 31st among the states where coronavirus spread fastest per capita. person, shows an analysis of the USA TODAY Network. Johns Hopkins University data shows. In the past week, coronavirus cases in the United States increased by 21.4% from the week before, with 605,127 reported cases. With 2.02% of the country’s population, Indiana had 1.12% of the country’s cases in the last week. Across the country, 47 states had more cases in the past week than they had in the week before.
Monroe County reported 313 cases and one death in the past week. One week earlier, it had reported 232 cases and zero deaths. During the entire pandemic, it has reported 28,850 cases and 281 deaths.
Within Indiana, the worst weekly outbreaks were per. person in Monroe County with 211 cases per 100,000 pr. week; Vermillion County with 206; and Tippecanoe County with 203. Centers for Disease Control says high levels of community transmission begin at 100 cases per year. 100,000 a week.
Adding the most new cases overall was Lake County, with 829 cases; Marion County, with 761 cases; and Hamilton County, by 562. The weekly number of cases increased in 74 counties from the previous week. The worst increases from the previous week’s pace were in Lake, Marion and Hamilton counties.
Indiana ranked 46th among states in the proportion of people who received at least one shot, with 61.5% of the population at least partially vaccinated. The national rate is 77.7%, shows a US TODAY analysis of CDC data. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, which are the most widely used in the United States, require two doses to be administered every few weeks.
In the week ending Wednesday, Indiana reported having administered an additional 38,152 vaccine doses, including 4,746 first doses. In the previous week, the state administered 43,295 vaccine doses, including 5,104 first doses. In total, Indiana reported that it has administered 9,542,620 total doses.
Across Indiana, cases dropped in 15 counties, with the best drop in Tippecanoe County, with 397 cases from 435 a week earlier; in Jennings County, with 14 cases out of 28; and in LaGrange County, with 6 cases out of 14.
In Indiana, 22 people were reported dead of COVID-19 in the week ending Sunday. In the week before that, 27 people were reported dead.
A total of 1,713,834 people in Indiana have been tested positive for coronavirus since the pandemic began, and 23,636 people have died from the disease, data from Johns Hopkins University shows. In the United States, 82,468,606 people tested positive and 999,602 people died.
Indiana’s COVID-19 hospital admissions are rising
USA TODAY analyzed federal hospital data from Sunday, May 15th.
Likely COVID patients admitted to the state:
- Last week: 856
- The week before: 635
- Four weeks ago: 502
Likely COVID patients admitted to the country:
- Last week: 49,753
- The week before: 44,912
- Four weeks ago: 37,527
Hospitals in 45 states reported more COVID-19 patients than a week earlier, while hospitals in 29 states had more COVID-19 patients in intensive care units. Hospitals in 41 states admitted more COVID-19 patients in the past week than a week before, the U.S. TODAY analysis of U.S. Health and Human Services data shows.
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