INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s COVID-19 hospitalizations have topped 3,000 people for the first time in nearly a year amid the state’s ongoing infection surge.

State health department tracking shows Indiana hospitals were treating 3,020 COVID-19 patients as of Monday.

That is up about 150% in the past five weeks and the most such patients since just before Christmas Day last year.

About a quarter of those patients are in hospital intensive care units.

The Indiana Hospital Association said last week the state’s hospitals are seeing their highest-ever total patient counts.

Indiana has been averaging about 35 COVID-19 deaths a day so far this month.