COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, testing hit all-time highs in Indiana

The Indiana State Department of Health on Wednesday reported 3,756 new COVID-19 cases, an all-time high in the department’s daily report. Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 rose from 1,867 on Monday to an all-time high of 1,897 on Tuesday.

The state on Wednesday reported 25 more COVID-19 deaths. Newly reported deaths have reached or topped 25 for nine straight days and have been in double digits 27 times over the past 29 days.

The department said the seven-day moving average for cases reached another all-time high of 3,245.

The department reported the testing of 15,159 more unique individuals, an all-time daily high except for a few days in which the department included large amounts of historic data. Testing of new individuals has exceeded 10,000 for eight straight days.

The state’s seven-day positivity rate for unique individuals jumped from 16.2% on Tuesday to 16.7% on Wednesday.

Following are the latest COVID-19 numbers from the Indiana State Department of Health. The department updates its data daily based on information received through 11:59 p.m. the previous day.

COVID-19 cases

*New cases: 3,756

Total cumulative cases reported Wednesday: 191,764

Total cumulative cases reported Tuesday: 188,066

Increase in cumulative cases: 3,698

Increase in cases reported Oct. 1-Nov. 1: 60,932

Increase in cases reported Sept. 1-Oct. 1: 26,285

Increase in cases reported Aug. 1-Sept. 1: 27,769

Increase in cases reported July 1-Aug. 1: 21,170

Increase in cases reported June 1-July 1: 11,122

Increase in cases reported May 1-June. 1: 16,065

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 25

Total deaths: 4,224

Increase in deaths reported Oct. 1-Nov. 1: 706

Increase in deaths reported Sept. 1-Oct. 1: 325

Increase in deaths reported Aug. 1-Sept. 1: 322

Increase in deaths reported July 1-Aug. 1: 315

Increase in deaths reported June 1-July 1: 480

Increase in deaths reported May 1-June. 1: 914

Increase in deaths reported April 1-May 1: 997

COVID-19 testing

New tested individuals: 15,159

Total cumulative tested individuals reported Wednesday: 1,748,496

Total cumulative tested individuals reported Tuesday: 1,733,575

Increase in cumulative tested individuals: 14,921

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 11%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 16.7%**

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 6%

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 8.7%**

Increase in unique tested individuals reported Oct. 1-Nov. 1: 322,213

Increase in unique tested individuals reported Sept. 1-Oct. 1: 303,966

Increase in unique tested individuals reported Aug. 1-Sept. 1: 325,159

Increase in unique tested individuals reported July 1-Aug. 1: 268,890

Increase in unique tested individuals reported June 1-July 1: 223,820

Increase in unique tested individuals reported May 1-June 1: 166,257

Increase in unique tested individuals reported April 1-May 1: 85,264

** The health department reports the 7-day positivity rates with a six-day lag to allow time for more comprehensive results.

County numbers

Marion County cumulative cases: 28,669 (increase of 393)

Marion County new deaths: 1

Marion County cumulative deaths: 798

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 13.6%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 7,471

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 3,808

Johnson County cumulative cases: 3,791

Madison County cumulative cases: 2,973

Boone County cumulative cases: 1,497

Hancock County cumulative cases: 1,449

Morgan County cumulative cases: 1,168

Shelby County cumulative cases: 1,099

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 30.1%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 25.1%

Available ventilators: 77.1%

Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 6.5%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Wednesday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 9,394,282

U.S. deaths: 232,742

Global cases: 47,656,015

Global deaths: 1,217,540

*New cases, deaths and tests are previously unreported cases, deaths and tests submitted to the Indiana State Health Department in the 24 hours through 11:59 p.m. the previous day. The cases and testing categories typically contain numerous duplicates—as many as 20% or more—that are later eliminated from the cumulative totals.

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