The Indiana Department of Health has classified all 92 counties in the state at its highest-possible "red" designation, signaling high community spread of COVID-19 in every single county.
The district has seen 340 new cases from Jan. 4 to Jan. 13. The day with the highest number of reported new cases was Jan. 4, the first day of classes, at 102 new cases reported.
The Indiana Department of Health has designated 81 of the state's 92 counties at its highest-possible "red" classification, signaling uncontrolled spread of COVID-19 in each of those counties.
A record 3,467 individuals were hospitalized Monday because of COVID-19, topping the prior peak tally of 3,460 COVID-19 hospital patients on Nov. 30, 2020.
County government offices will remain open and functioning, Commissioner Laura Blaney said.
"Box, who is fully vaccinated and received a booster dose in November, is one of an estimated 113,000 Hoosiers to suffer a breakthrough case since Jan. 18, 2021," the state says.
"Indiana typically uses about 50,000 rapid tests per week but is only guaranteed to receive 11,000 a week at this time," the state said.
Data released Monday show 20,584 Hoosiers tested positive for COVID-19 between Friday and Sunday — despite limited testing opportunities due to the New Year's holiday and severe winter weather.
"Based on data from other countries who are further along in their omicron surge, we expect to see a very steep rise in cases over the next several weeks," said Dr. Kristina Box, state health commissioner.
Altogether, 170 additional Indiana residents have died from COVID-19, including 23 people on Christmas Eve and 34 people on both Christmas Day and Sunday, according to preliminary counts.
Altogether, 369 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 in Northwest Indiana Sunday, including both ICU and standard patients, according to the Indiana Department of Health.
Statewide, just 12.2% of intensive care unit hospital beds are classified as "available." In Northwest Indiana, just 24 ICU beds are vacant, according to the state health agency.
The Omicron variant of COVID-19 has been detected in Indiana.
Data released by the Indiana Department of Health show 3,058 people were hospitalized in Indiana on Tuesday due to the coronavirus — the highest number of COVID-19 hospitalizations since Dec. 22, 2020.
The Pfizer vaccine is the only vaccine that is authorized to use for people younger than 18 years old.
New data show 46 of the state's 92 counties, including Porter, LaPorte, and Newton, are at the highest-possible "red" designation based on their COVID-19 case counts and testing positivity rate.
Another 6,164 Hoosiers were diagnosed with COVID-19 on Tuesday, up 113% from 2,898 confirmed daily infections three weeks ago.
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Republican legislative leaders are backing off plans to hastily enact a new Indiana law limiting COVID-19 vaccine requirements at private businesses.
Hoosiers interested in treating their COVID-19 infection with monoclonal antibodies now can call 211 for more information about the service.
On Friday the Indiana Department of Health announced that anyone 18 or older can get a booster dose of Pfizer or Moderna.
Newton County is now in the red designation, the highest rating showing 200 or more weekly cases per 100,000 residents.
U.S. Sen. Todd Young has no regrets about voting against the once-in-a-generation federal infrastructure funding legislation set to be signed into law in coming days by Democratic President Joe Biden.