Indiana COVID-19 cases, deaths, testing all increased in August

The Indiana State Department of Health on Tuesday reported 721 new COVID-19 cases, the lowest number of new cases in a daily report since Aug. 23.

The state also reported the testing of 7,095 more individuals, the first time daily testing has fallen below 8,000 since Aug. 19.

COVID-19 cases, deaths and testing in Indiana all showed a bigger increase in August than they did in July. August saw an increase of 27,769 reported cases, up from 21,170 the previous month. August saw an increase of 322 deaths, compared with 315 in July.

More than 325,159 unique individuals were tested in August, up from 268,890 who were tested 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: 721

Total cumulative cases reported Tuesday: 94,891

Total cumulative cases reported Monday: 94,196

Increase in cumulative cases: 695

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: 16

Total deaths: 3,093

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: 7,095

Total cumulative tested individuals reported Tuesday: 1,083,765

Total cumulative tested individuals reported Monday: 1,076,947

Increase in cumulative tested individuals: 6,818

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 8.8%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 6.8%

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 6.7%

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 5.2%

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 department began including antigen test results in its data on Aug. 24.

County numbers

Marion County cumulative cases: 18,567 (increase of 101)

Marion County new deaths: 0

Marion County cumulative deaths: 747

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 6.9%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 3,957

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 2,337

Johnson County cumulative cases: 2,039

Madison County cumulative cases: 1,327

Boone County cumulative cases: 847

Hancock County cumulative cases: 819

Morgan County cumulative cases: 597

Shelby County cumulative cases: 622

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 42.3%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 10.1%

Available ventilators: 83.6%

Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 2.6%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Tuesday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 6,036,569

U.S. deaths: 183,689

Global cases: 25,533,086

Global deaths: 851,647

*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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