COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, testing hit new high marks

The Indiana State Department of Health on Friday reported a record number of new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations for the third day in a row.

The state reported 4,714 new cases on Friday, topping the previous high of 4,462 set Thursday.

Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 rose from 1,948 on Wednesday to 2,001 on Thursday. About 28% of the state’s intensive care beds are still available. About 25% are occupied by COVID-19 patients.

Friday’s report also included 37 more COVID-19 deaths. Newly reported deaths have reached or topped 25 for 11 straight days and have been in double digits 29 times over the past 31 days.

The department said the seven-day moving average for cases reached another all-time high of 3,576.

The department reported the testing of 15,488 more unique individuals, an all-time daily high. Testing of new individuals has exceeded 10,000 for 10 straight days.

The state’s seven-day positivity rate for unique individuals jumped from 17.1% on Thursday to 17.3% on Friday.

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: 4,714

Total cumulative cases reported Friday: 200,823

Total cumulative cases reported Thursday: 196,176

Increase in cumulative cases: 4,647

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: 37

Total deaths: 4,306

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: 15,488

Total cumulative tested individuals reported Friday: 1,777,105

Total cumulative tested individuals reported Thursday: 1,761,947

Increase in cumulative tested individuals: 15,158

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 11.3%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 17.3%**

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 6.1%

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 8.9%**

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: 29,451 (increase of 408)

Marion County new deaths: 1

Marion County cumulative deaths: 801

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 13.7%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 7,922

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 3,930

Johnson County cumulative cases: 3,957

Madison County cumulative cases: 3,131

Boone County cumulative cases: 1,556

Hancock County cumulative cases: 1,549

Morgan County cumulative cases: 1,247

Shelby County cumulative cases: 1,174

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 28.6%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 24.9%

Available ventilators: 77.2%

Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 6.8%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Friday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 9,623,471

U.S. deaths: 235,056

Global cases: 48,885,919

Global deaths: 1,236,707

*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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3 thoughts on “COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, testing hit new high marks

  1. I posted this yesterday, and I will keep posting this as long we have an incompetent government which does not want to keep its citizens safe!!!!!

    New record numbers every day!!!! How many citizens are we going let get sick, and how many are we going let die? It really is as simple as that.
    However, let me try to understand the logic of the State response to the surging pandemic: Stage 5 is okay. Our focus, per Dr. Box, is to increase the amount of healthcare staff and healthcare capacity to take care of the increasing number of sick people. Oh by the way, please wear you mask, pretty please!! (I love it when Health Commissioner, who recently got over COVID-19 episode, has only this to offer to curb the raging pandemic in our State.
    As I have said before our State needs outside expertise (e.g. Dr. Anthony Fauci) to tell us citizens the REAL status of our State’s current plan to mitigate the pandemic of our State. The current “experts” from State outside of government (e.g. IU) have done little more than to create a bunch of numbers that are totally not understood by the common lay person.
    There needs to a ground swell of outrage from the medical community (i.e. hospital, physicians, medical organizations, nursing organization, pharmacists, etc.) to force a change in how our State is handling the pandemic.
    The State has the money to finance, through the Care ACT, to fund a more comprehensively plan to provide all the necessary tools (PPE, testing, contact tracing, etc.) to get the situation under control.
    A responsible government would be able to balance the economy AND public health. Indiana appears not to be able to multi-task. A responsible State government would be able to do both. (As a small business owner, I have lost at least 50% of my income for the year. I know the financial consequences of the pandemic. It took months as the beginning to obtain the necessary amount of PPE to keep my employees and customers safe. I have been able to keep the staff intact as well. However, one does not know what the future will bring)
    Hopefully, with the election over for the State, our local leaders will begin to multi-task. Frankly, I do not expect any progress. With the flu season beginning and with more indoor events, we need to expect that things are just going to get worse.
    Everyone for our State should realize that our current situation was avoidable. Letting things get worse by this State’s administration is UNCONSCIONABLE and INDEFENSIBLE.
    Everyone should re-watch the scene from “NETWORK” where Peter Finch gives a speech that still resonates today. Here is the YOUTUBE link:

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