COVID-19 cases jumped 90% in Indiana in July amid rise in testing, but deaths fell

The Indiana State Department of Health on Saturday reported 989 new COVID-19 cases, the second-highest number of cases reported in the daily report since the beginning of the pandemic. The previous high was 1,011 on July 24.

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 rose 90% in Indiana in July compared to June, from 11,122 to 21,170. July testing increased 20% over the previous month, from 223,820 to 268,890. Deaths fell 34%, from 480 in June to 315 in July.

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: 989

Total cumulative cases reported Saturday: 67,122

Total cumulative cases reported Friday: 66,154

Increase in cumulative cases: 968

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: 16,200

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 6

Total deaths: 2,771

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

COVID-19 testing

*New tested individuals: 11,282

Total cumulative tested individuals reported Saturday: 758,606

Total cumulative tested individuals reported Friday: 747,383

Increase in cumulative tested individuals: 11,223

Increase in tests reported July 1-Aug. 1: 268,890

Increase in tests reported June 1-July 1: 223,820

Increase in tests reported May 1-June. 1: 166,257

Percentage of total testing positive: 8.8%

Seven-day testing-positivity rate: 7.6%

County numbers

Marion County cumulative cases: 14,578 (increase of 146)

Marion County new deaths: 0

Marion County cumulative deaths: 718

Marion County 7-day positivity rate: 8.8%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 2,446

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 1,731

Johnson County cumulative cases: 1,631

Madison County cumulative cases: 833

Boone County cumulative cases: 626

Hancock County cumulative cases: 608

Morgan County cumulative cases: 412

Shelby County cumulative cases: 508

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 35.4%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 14.7%

Available ventilators: 84.2%

Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 2.8%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Saturday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 4,579,761

U.S. deaths: 153,642

Global cases: 17,639,185

Global deaths: 680,575

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

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12 thoughts on “COVID-19 cases jumped 90% in Indiana in July amid rise in testing, but deaths fell

    1. @Neil….your math, actually. It’s when the positive cases outweigh the number tested, we need to worry…

    2. That statement has about as much value as stating, if only all those pregnant women in July had not taken that pregnancy test.

  1. After so many people gathered for 4th of July parades, picnics, bar-b-ques, fireworks, and in bars and restaurants, it’s not a surprise that the number of infections exploded. We MUST discipline ourselves to mask up and socially distance EVERYWHERE.

    1. And an Indiana student has already tested positive on the first day of school according to CNN. What’s so difficult about following directions that are in place for the good of all?

  2. I fear come September, the numbers will be even more staggering. Why? Over 100,000 race fans from all over the world will be congregating in Indy hotels, restaurants, bars and the track, A 500 without fans present would be so much more prudent during a pandemic. After all, the race will be live on TV locally, Gov, please show some political courage and integrity and make it without fans present.

    1. You are 100% correct. Indiana has done a terrific job of keeping Covid numbers down compared to other states. But now we are seeing a small uptick. We need to protect our state and not let the 500 go off with 80k+ people that who knows where they came from, and where they will spread out to. It’s just not that important.

  3. Positive case fatality rate (CFR) through early June held constant at about 5.7% — (calm down this is CASE fatality, not INFECTION fatality). But for the period June 6 thru July 29, the CFR has dropped by 60% to 2.25%.

    And in the same period, the CFR for those under 60 has declined from .67% to .19%.

    And who knows how many of those were deaths WITH not really deaths FROM.

    The state should tell us how many of 41 under 60 who died in that period had underlying risk factors. (They won’t because the answer will end the fear-mongering necessary to continue their Skinner box experiment in behavior modification.)

    We would have been SO much better off if all the money wasted the last 3 months on CV-19 testing had been used to test for pre-diabetes and hypertension. Then, if government leaders wanted to usefully exercise their powers to compel behavior to “keep us safe” they could have enforced compulsory diet and exercise regimens. Maybe next year ….

    1. So Mark … how many survivors are still dealing with the effects of COVID-19? How many are dealing with lung issues or blood clots or heart issues?

      If the government wanted to keep us safe, they’d figure out how to get the Russians and Chinese from attacking democracy with fake news. It’s people who believe all the nonsense on the Fox News and Facebook who are getting played and making everything worse.

  4. Joe –
    Doubtful that many of the survivors — and let’s be clear, of those under 60 the past 2 months the “survivors” are 99.8% of those infected, 21,501 of the 21,542 who were confirmed positive.
    If 1% had some lagging health problem, that would be 215 people. Does that seem like a lot? It isn’t. That would mean that 98.8% had “survived” with no issues.
    Again, the state knows who those 25,501 now-immune people are. Hopefully physicians are tracking their post-infection issues.
    Given the avalanche of research being done on Covid-19, I’m CERTAIN that if there were a large number of lingering health conditions among recovered infectees we would be hearing about it. Anecdotes abound, but a survey of research shows zero statistically significant covid-19 post infection hangover. As we move forward, it will get harder and harder for the 100% risk averse public health officials to sling their favorite weapon: “we don’t know what horrors lurk ahead.”

    1. Maybe you should get news from better sources, Mark.

      May 12th: “Hong Kong’s hospital authority has been monitoring a group of Covid-19 patients for up to two months since they were released. They found about half of the 20 survivors had lung function below the normal range, said Owen Tsang, the medical director of the infectious disease center at Princess Margaret Hospital.

      The diffusing capacity of their lungs — how well oxygen and carbon dioxide transfers between the lungs and blood — remained below healthy levels, Tsang observed.

      A study of blood samples from 25 recovered patients in Wuhan, the city where the virus first emerged, found that they had not fully recovered normal functioning regardless of the severity of their coronavirus symptoms, according to a paper published April 7.

      In another study, CT scans taken over a month of 90 Wuhan coronavirus patients found that of the 70 discharged from the hospital, 66 had mild to substantial residual lung abnormalities on their last CT scans, which showed ground-glass opacity, said a March paper published online in Radiology.”

      July 30th: “New evidence suggests the coronavirus has lasting impacts on the heart, raising alarm for cardiologists who have been concerned about potential long-term heart injury from COVID-19.

      Two German studies, published Tuesday in the peer-reviewed journal JAMA Cardiology, found heart abnormalities in COVID-19 patients months after they had already recovered from the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2.

      The first study included 100 patients from the University of Hospital Frankfurt COVID-19 Registry who were relatively healthy adults in their 40s and 50s. About one-third of the patients required hospitalization, while the rest recovered from home.

      Researchers looked at cardiac magnetic resonance imaging taken nearly two and a half months after they were diagnosed and compared them with images from people who never had COVID-19. The study found heart abnormalities in 78 patients, with 60 of those patients showing signs of inflammation in the heart muscle from the virus.”