COVID-19 hospitalizations in Indiana reach all-time high

The Indiana State Department of Health on Tuesday reported 2,951 new COVID-19 cases and 50 more deaths as hospitalizations in the state due to the coronavirus hit their highest mark of the pandemic.

The department said the seven-day moving average for cases reached another all-time high of 3,084.

Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 rose from 1,759 on Sunday to an all-time high of 1,867 on Monday. The previous high was 1,799 on April 13, in the early weeks of the pandemic.

Newly reported COVID-19 deaths have topped 25 for eight straight days and have been in double digits 26 times over the past 28 days.

The department reported the testing of 11,084 more unique individuals, bringing the total in that category to 1,733,575. Testing of new individuals has exceeded 10,000 for seven straight days.

The state’s seven-day positivity rate for unique individuals jumped from 15.9% on Monday to 16.2% on Tuesday.

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: 2,951

Total cumulative cases reported Tuesday: 188,066

Total cumulative cases reported Monday: 185,185

Increase in cumulative cases: 2,881

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: 50

Total deaths: 4,199

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: 11,084

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

Total cumulative tested individuals reported Monday: 1,722,842

Increase in cumulative tested individuals: 10,733

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 10.8%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 16.2%**

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 6%

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 8.4%**

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: 28,276 (increase of 306)

Marion County new deaths: 3

Marion County cumulative deaths: 797

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 13%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 7,283

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 3,756

Johnson County cumulative cases: 3,709

Madison County cumulative cases: 2,926

Boone County cumulative cases: 1,458

Hancock County cumulative cases: 1,409

Morgan County cumulative cases: 1,147

Shelby County cumulative cases: 1,053

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 32.3%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 26.4%

Available ventilators: 77.4%

Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 6.9%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Tuesday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 9,300,314

U.S. deaths: 231,665

Global cases: 47,331,327

Global deaths: 1,208,654

*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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4 thoughts on “COVID-19 hospitalizations in Indiana reach all-time high

  1. This isn’t the all-time high for positive cases – which you Trumpsters would blame exclusively on increased testing. This is an all-time high for hospitalizations! There’s no disputing that fact and that it isn’t just like the flu since you don’t get admitted to a hospital unless you’re having seriously bad symptoms with breathing, etc. So, we “rounded the corner”, right, Trumpsters? Curiously silent the last week or two as this issue is getting worse and worse throughout the entire country. I suppose you can claim a pyrrhic victory by saying at least THE SCIENTISTS have developed some helpful treatments that are keeping the death toll from growing exponentially. Oh, and as it turns out we’ve over-produced ventilators at the expense of keeping the spread contained. So we’re not forcing doctors to play God and decide which patients get a ventilator and which don’t. Let’s hope we don’t get like some cities and bring in refrigerated trucks as temporary morgues.

    1. With Covid-19 exploding, all they can talk about now is looting and rioting that ended months ago.

  2. Randy and Wesley….you guys can stay locked in your basement indefinitely. The rest of us will still practice social distancing, good hand-washing hygiene but continue to live a bit so we don’t go cray-cray like the two of you!

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