Indiana COVID-19 hospitalizations hit highest mark since April

The Indiana State Department of Health on Saturday reported 2,765 new COVID-19 cases, the second-highest number of new cases reported so far in the department’s daily report.

The department said the seven-day moving average for cases has reached an all-time high of 2,081.

Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 rose again, hitting 1,685 as of Friday, marking the highest number since April 14, near the beginning of the pandemic.

The state reported 24 new deaths due to COVID-19. Newly reported deaths have been in double digits 17 times over the past 19 days.

The department reported the testing of 13,092 more unique individuals, the second time testing has surpassed 13,000 in three days.

The state’s seven-day positivity rate for unique individuals rose from 13% to 13.1%.

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: 2,765

Total cumulative cases reported Saturday: 160,454

Total cumulative cases reported Friday: 157,713

Increase in cumulative cases: 2,741

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: 24

Total deaths: 3,882

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: 13,092

Total cumulative tested individuals reported Saturday: 1,618,331

Total cumulative tested individuals reported Friday: 1,605,596

Increase in cumulative tested individuals: 12,735

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 9.9%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 13.1%**

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 5.8%

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 6.9%**

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: 25,691 (increase of 300)

Marion County new deaths: 2

Marion County cumulative deaths: 791

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 11.4%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 6,293

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 3,337

Johnson County cumulative cases: 3,207

Madison County cumulative cases: 2,449

Boone County cumulative cases: 1,269

Hancock County cumulative cases: 1,223

Morgan County cumulative cases: 974

Shelby County cumulative cases: 872

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 30.9%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 22.4%

Available ventilators: 78.1%

Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 5.4%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Saturday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 8,499,132

U.S. deaths: 224,058

Global cases: 42,307,731

Global deaths: 1,145,847

*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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7 thoughts on “Indiana COVID-19 hospitalizations hit highest mark since April

  1. I wish Indiana and all of its governmental agencies would REALLY do something that is effective to combat Covid-19. The physicians in our State, as well as, all of the Hospitals in our State have to demand better leadership at the State and County governmental levels. Please read the link to a recent article in BIOSPACE which references an editorial from the New England Journal of Medicine: . Also READ the editorial:

    Our State governmental leadership believes that health and the economy cannot be addressed effectively and simultaneously. It appears that the economy appears to be the more important goal in its eyes. It is not rocket science to appreciate that Stage 5 is failing, and we, the citizens of the State, are suffering the consequences. The State has the resources to address both the pandemic and the economy, but only seems to support the economy at the expense of our health.

  2. Friendly reminder: the Indiana death rate for the year is 0.000579402985075 of Hoosiers. 3882 of 6,700,000 Hoosiers. Less than pneumonia.

    Also, only 10 weeks left in the year where the number of annual deaths will reset to zero making death probability from Covid for Hoosiers farther infinitesimal for 2021. Open Marion County like the rest of the state.

    1. Ryan H., why do you suppose the death rate is low? (Not that I’m going to check your math.) Could it have something to do with restrictions on gatherings, mask wearing, social distancing, hand washing, more outdoors than indoors (at least by those that care about others)? Note that hospitalizations are increasing. Note that there are many people who have long-term health impacts that we are only beginning to identify. But sure, we’ll take your advice and just stop all the stuff that has kept things at bay. /s If obeying common sense protocols grinds on you so much, abandon the cities and suburbs and move someplace where there is low incidence of problems (ultra rural). We won’t miss guys like you.

  3. Marion County should open like the rest of the state. We know what to do, the collateral damage is causing death that is ignored or may not present itself for years to come. Be safe but don’t be a coward.

  4. Why has my comment from yesterday still “awaiting moderation”. It was posted at 1:07PM prior to the other comments which the viewers were able to see. So nobody from IBJ works on the weekend because of the pandemic?????

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