The Indiana State Department of Health on Thursday reported 6,543 new COVID-19 cases, the highest number of cases since Dec. 20.
Reported cases have been on the rise for four straight days after dropping significantly over the Christmas holiday weekend.
The department also reported 99 more deaths due to COVID-19, bringing the cumulative total to 7,911. Indiana has reported 373 total deaths in the last three reports, an average of 124 per day. Deaths have exceeded 25 in the report for 29 straight days.
The department said 14,272 new individuals were tested, the first time testing in that category exceeded 10,000 people since Dec. 26.
Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 dropped from 2,941 on Tuesday to 2,842 on Wednesday. The high mark was 3,460 set on Nov. 30.
COVID-19 patients occupy 29.8% of the state’s intensive care beds.
The 7-day positivity rate for unique individuals is 23.7%.
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.
*New COVID-19 cases: 6,543
Total cumulative cases: 511,485
New deaths: 99
Total deaths: 7,911
New tested individuals: 14,272
Total cumulative tested individuals: 2,636,695
Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 19.4%
Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 23.7%**
Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 10.6%
Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 14.1%**
** The health department reports the 7-day positivity rates with a six-day lag to allow time for more comprehensive results.
Marion County cumulative cases: 70,610 (increase of 823)
Marion County new deaths: 17
Marion County cumulative deaths: 1,144
Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 21.4%
Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 13.7%
Hamilton County cumulative cases: 23,916
Hendricks County cumulative cases: 11,466
Johnson County cumulative cases: 12,098
Madison County cumulative cases: 8,968
Boone County cumulative cases: 4,453
Hancock County cumulative cases: 5,144
Morgan County cumulative cases: 4,257
Shelby County cumulative cases: 3,404
Indiana intensive care unit usage
Available ICU beds: 20.4%
ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 29.6%
Available ventilators: 69.4%
Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 12.6%
U.S. and worldwide numbers
As of Thursday, from Johns Hopkins University:
U.S. cases: 19,763,768
U.S. deaths: 342,634
Global cases: 82,891,737
Global deaths: 1,808,450
*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.