COVID-19 cases in Indiana again top 6,000

The Indiana State Department of Health on Thursday reported 6,458 new COVID-19 cases, the 21st time daily cases have exceeded 6,000.

New cases have topped 4,000 in 43 straight daily reports.

The state reported 79 more deaths due to COVID-19, the eighth time deaths have exceeded 70 in the past 10 reports.

Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 dipped from 3,192 on Tuesday to 3,147 on Wednesday. The high was 3,460 set on Nov. 30.

COVID-19 patients occupy 31.9% of the state’s intensive care beds and non-COVID patients are taking up 47.9%, leaving 20.2% available.

The department said it tested 16,962 new individuals, the 51st straight day that testing in that category has exceeded 10,000.

The 7-day positivity rate for unique individuals remained at 24.5%.

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: 6,458

Total cumulative cases447,190

Increase in cases reported Nov. 1-Dec. 1: 162,265

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: 79

Total deaths: 6,860

Increase in deaths reported Nov. 1-Dec. 1: 1,474

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: 16,962

Total cumulative tested individuals: 2,477,734

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 18%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 24.5%**

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 7.9%

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 12.4%**

Increase in unique tested individuals reported Nov. 1-Dec. 1: 507,314

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: 61,376 (increase of 920)

Marion County new deaths: 12

Marion County cumulative deaths: 1,018

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 23.8%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 13.6%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 20,184

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 9,530

Johnson County cumulative cases: 10,112

Madison County cumulative cases: 7,621

Boone County cumulative cases: 3,737

Hancock County cumulative cases: 4,331

Morgan County cumulative cases: 3,607

Shelby County cumulative cases: 2,925

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 20.2%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 31.9%

Available ventilators: 69.9%

Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 13.6%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Thursday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 17,000,408

U.S. deaths: 307,770

Global cases: 74,423,687

Global deaths: 1,652,906

*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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One thought on “COVID-19 cases in Indiana again top 6,000

  1. Big drop in Covid-19 patients using ICU beds (mid 40s for weeks, and now down to 31.9%). Overall hospitalizations down as well since the beginning of December. Feels like some pretty good news….

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