Region records 22 more deaths in week span, COVID data shows | Health Care

The majority of Indiana counties are now in the best blue designations on the color-coded map indicating the rate of COVID-19 infection in Indiana residents. 

The color-coded classifications for Indiana’s 92 counties showed that 56 counties are in the blue rating, indicating less than 10 new cases per 100,000 residents each week. Currently, 36 counties are in the yellow rating. 

There are no counties in the red rating, which indicates an uncontrolled spread of coronavirus with 200 or more positive cases per every 100,000 residents.

As of Friday, Lake, Porter, LaPorte, Newton and Jasper counties were all in the blue rating. 

A month ago on Feb. 12, 88 counties were in the red rating, showing a rapid improvement in infection rates across the state.  

State health records indicate a total of 522 Hoosiers were hospitalized with COVID-19 as of Friday in Indiana, according to the Indiana Department of Health. A month ago on Feb. 12, it was reported that a total of 1,765 Hoosiers had been hospitalized.

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Currently only 4.4% of ICU beds are in use by coronavirus patients with 22.8% of ICU beds in the state available.

As of Friday, a total of 22 more people died from COVID-19 in Northwest Indiana in a one-week period, according to data from the Indiana Department of Health.

Statistics updated Friday showed that there have been a total of 1,719 coronavirus-attributed deaths in Lake County, 530 in Porter County, 354 in LaPorte County, 66 in Newton County and 138 in Jasper County.

In a one-week period, Lake County reported 16 new deaths, Porter County reported one more death, LaPorte County recorded four more and Jasper County had one additional death. 

In total, COVID-19 has killed a total of 22,262 Hoosiers since the start of the pandemic, indicating an additional 152 deaths statewide in the last seven days, Friday data showed. 

Across state lines, a total of 7,809 residents in Calumet City and 6,781 residents in Lansing have tested positive for the virus. 

Records show that 56.7% of Hoosiers age 5 and up, the state’s eligible population, are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including 55.9% of eligible Lake County residents, 61.6% in Porter County, 56.3% in LaPorte County, 41.2% in Newton County and 46.4% in Jasper County. 

So far, a total of 1,726,749 people have received a booster shot statewide.

A complete list of COVID-19 vaccine sites is available online at ourshot.in.gov. 

Gallery: COVID-19 vaccine administered at PNW’s College of Nursing

PNW nursing school hosts vaccine clinic

Eva Parrish, left, of Gary, looks up as her sister, Elizabeth Vasquez, a graduate nursing student at Purdue University Northwest, finishes administering a COVID-19 vaccine shot on Wednesday at the Hammond campus. 



PNW nursing school hosts vaccine clinic

PNW nursing school hosts vaccine clinic

Andralia Hardrick, left, a junior at Purdue University Northwest, briefly winces as she receives a COVID-19 vaccine shot from graduate nursing student Elizabeth Vasquez on Wednesday at the Hammond campus.



PNW nursing school hosts vaccine clinic

PNW nursing school hosts vaccine clinic

Julie Wiejak, left, senior executive assistant to the chancellor for strategic initiatives at Purdue University Northwest, guides sophomore McKenna Bluhm to her COVID-19 vaccine appointment on Wednesday.



PNW nursing school hosts vaccine clinic

PNW nursing school hosts vaccine clinic

Christhyl Abad, nursing student at Purdue University Northwest, sits in the 15-minute holding zone in a nursing lab on Wednesday after receiving her COVID-19 vaccine. 



PNW nursing school hosts vaccine clinic

PNW nursing school hosts vaccine clinic

Christhyl Abad, a junior and nursing student at Purdue University Northwest, recieves her COVID-19 vaccine shot from graduate nursing student Douglas Mukorombindo on Wednesday.



PNW nursing school hosts vaccine clinic

PNW nursing school hosts vaccine clinic

A Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 shot and bandage are ready to be administered Wednesday at Purdue Northwest’s Hammond campus.



PNW nursing school hosts vaccine clinic

PNW nursing school hosts vaccine clinic

Noelle Long, left, a sophomore at Purdue University Northwest, receives her COVID-19 vaccine shot from Lashaunda Hill, RN and clinical placement coordinator at PNW’s nursing school, on Wednesday.



PNW nursing school hosts vaccine clinic

PNW nursing school hosts vaccine clinic

Christhyl Abad, a junior nursing student at Purdue University Northwest, readies for her COVID-19 vaccine shot from graduate nursing student Douglas Mukorombindo on Wednesday.



PNW nursing school hosts vaccine clinic

PNW nursing school hosts vaccine clinic

Samantha Sommer, right, a graduate nursing student at Purdue University Northwest, administers COVID-19 vaccines on Wednesday at a clinic hosted at the nursing school at the Hammond campus.



PNW nursing school hosts vaccine clinic

PNW nursing school hosts vaccine clinic

Eva Parrish, left, of Gary, receives her first COVID-19 vaccine shot from her sister, Elizabeth Vasquez, a graduate nursing student at Purdue University Northwest, on Wednesday at the Hammond campus. Family members of PNW students and faculty were invited to receive inoculations from nursing students at the school.



PNW nursing school hosts vaccine clinic

PNW nursing school hosts vaccine clinic

Charrin Allen, audio and visual technician at Purdue University Northwest, volunteers Wednesday and helps schedule PNW students for COVID-19 vaccine appointments in the lobby of the Nils K. Nelson Bioscience Innovation Building.



PNW nursing school hosts vaccine clinic

PNW nursing school hosts vaccine clinic

Jamie Kozel, undergraduate instructor at Purdue University Northwest’s nursing school, gives a sticker to sophomore Logan Kosteroski on Wednesday at the Nils K. Nelson Bioscience Innovation Building in Hammond.



PNW nursing school hosts vaccine clinic

PNW nursing school hosts vaccine clinic

A stack of Centers for Disease Control & Prevention vaccination record cards wait for use on Wednesday at Purdue University Northwest in Hammond.



PNW nursing school hosts vaccine clinic

PNW nursing school hosts vaccine clinic

Myriam Changoluisa, a graduate student at Purdue University Northwest, sits in a waiting area for 15 minutes following her COVID-19 vaccine shot on Wednesday at the Hammond campus.



PNW nursing school hosts vaccine clinic

PNW nursing school hosts vaccine clinic

Purdue University Northwest students spend time in the 15-minute waiting zone in one of the nursing school’s labs on Wednesday at the Hammond campus. 



PNW nursing school hosts vaccine clinic

PNW nursing school hosts vaccine clinic

Jason Jeffress, left, audio and visual technician at Purdue University Northwest, volunteers Wednesday and helps schedule PNW students for COVID-19 vaccine appointments.



PNW nursing school hosts vaccine clinic

PNW nursing school hosts vaccine clinic

Tim Winders, vice chancellor for information services, helps schedule a vaccine appointment for nursing student Christhyl Abad on Wednesday at the Nils K. Nelson Bioscience Innovation Building in Hammond.



PNW nursing school hosts vaccine clinic

PNW nursing school hosts vaccine clinic

Elizabeth Vasquez, right, graduate nursing student at Purdue University Northwest, applies a bandage to the arm of her brother-in-law, Matt Parrish, on Wednesday after administering a COVID-19 vaccine shot. The nursing school hosted a clinic to administer initial inoculations for students, faculty and family members.



PNW nursing school hosts vaccine clinic

PNW nursing school hosts vaccine clinic

Eva Parrish, left, of Gary, receives her first COVID-19 vaccine shot from her sister, Elizabeth Vasquez, a graduate nursing student at Purdue University Northwest, on Wednesday at the Hammond campus. Family members of PNW students and faculty were invited to receive inoculations from nursing students at the school.