Indiana COVID-19 cases hit another high; deaths highest since June 6

The Indiana State Department of Health on Saturday reported another all-time daily high of 2,521 new COVID-19 cases, topping the previous high of 2,328 set Friday.

Saturday’s number contained “approximately 100 cases whose reporting was delayed due to a technical issue over the past few days,” the department said. Friday’s number was inflated by about 300 cases for the same reason.

Even without the additional 100 cases, Saturday’s number is still an all-time high. Cases have hit record numbers for three straight days. The seven-day moving average for cases rose to 1,799.

The state also reported 31 additional deaths from COVID-19, the highest number of deaths contained in the daily report since June 6, when 32 new deaths were reported. Newly reported deaths have been in double digits 10 times over the past 12 days.

The department reported the testing of 13,596 more unique individuals, the highest testing number since Sept. 4.

Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 have risen to 1,358 as of Friday, the highest number since May 13.

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: 2,521

Total cumulative cases reported Saturday: 145,977

Total cumulative cases reported Friday: 143,495

Increase in cumulative cases: 2,482

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: 31

Total deaths: 3,685

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: 13,596

Total cumulative tested individuals reported Saturday: 1,545,927

Total cumulative tested individuals reported Friday: 1,532,949

Increase in cumulative tested individuals: 12,978

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 9.4%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 10.9%**

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 5.8%

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 5.9%**

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: 24,290 (increase of 255)

Marion County new deaths: 3

Marion County cumulative deaths: 780

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 8.8%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 5,822

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 3,093

Johnson County cumulative cases: 2,919

Madison County cumulative cases: 2,214

Boone County cumulative cases: 1,171

Hancock County cumulative cases: 1,112

Morgan County cumulative cases: 901

Shelby County cumulative cases: 765

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 33.5%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 18.1%

Available ventilators: 78.8%

Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 4.7%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Saturday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 8,054,067

U.S. deaths: 218,625

Global cases: 39,421,733

Global deaths: 1,105,751

*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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