COVID-19 kills 51 more Hoosiers as cases top 2,000 for fifth straight day

The Indiana State Department of Health on Tuesday reported 2,062 new COVID-19 cases, the fifth day in a row that new cases have topped 2,000.

The department said the seven-day moving average for cases has reached an all-time high of 2,282.

Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 hit 1,687 on Monday, the highest number since mid-April, near the beginning of the pandemic.

The state reported 51 new deaths due to COVID-19, bringing Indiana’s total to 3,958. Newly reported deaths have been in double digits 20 times over the past 22 days.

The department reported the testing of 8,961 more unique individuals.

The state’s seven-day positivity rate for unique individuals inched higher from 13.3% on Monday to 13.4% 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: 2,062

Total cumulative cases: 166,564

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 51

Total deaths: 3,958

COVID-19 testing

New tested individuals: 8,961

Total cumulative tested individuals: 1,646,542

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 10.1%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 13.4%**

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 5.8%

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 7%**

** 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: 26,255 (211 new)

Marion County new deaths: 3

Marion County cumulative deaths: 795

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 11.0%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 6,462

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 3,442

Johnson County cumulative cases: 3,307

Madison County cumulative cases: 2,547

Boone County cumulative cases: 1,310

Hancock County cumulative cases: 1,250

Morgan County cumulative cases: 1,004

Shelby County cumulative cases: 918

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 34.7%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 22.8%

Available ventilators: 78.3%

Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 5.5%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Sunday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 8,710,703

U.S. deaths: 225,817

Global cases: 43,633,558

Global deaths: 1,161,422

*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 kills 51 more Hoosiers as cases top 2,000 for fifth straight day

  1. The value of these reports could be greatly improved if the numbers of fatalities due to non-Covid causes were included, by category of cause, and then total fatalities per unit time of this year compared to last year could be calculated. Then we could have a better idea of the “net increase of fatalities due to Covid-19” from last year to this year … which we have no clue about the way the reports are currently made and have been made during all of this year.

    A local hospital board member told me this morning that while our local hospital has an increase in hospitalizations due to Covid-19, the average length of stay for these hospitalizations has decreased to an average of 5 days, down considerably from earlier hospitalizations. He also said that none of these patients are on ventilators. He said that now they are getting cases from many age groups, which is a change from earlier in the year when it was almost all elderly. He also said that improved drug therapies are believed to account for the decreased number of days per stay in the hospital for these current hospitalizations.

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