Indiana COVID-19 hospitalizations reach another high mark

The Indiana State Department of Health on Sunday reported 4,355 new COVID-19 cases, the lowest count of new cases since Nov. 9.

Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19, however, continued to rise, reaching an all-time high Saturday of 3,392.

The health department reported the testing of 14,373 new individuals, but said the totals included a historic load of 2,231 negative lab tests to individuals.

Indiana reported another 24 deaths from COVID-19, the lowest number in a daily report since Nov. 15, when 22 new deaths were reported.

COVID-19 patients occupy 43.8% of the state’s intensive care beds. The state said 24.9% of its ICU beds are still available.

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: 4,335

Total cumulative cases333,312

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: 24

Total deaths: 5,418

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: 14,373

Total cumulative tested individuals: 2,188,928

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 15.2%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 21.2%**

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 7.2%

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 10.8%**

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: 45,371 (increase of 581)

Marion County new deaths: 3

Marion County cumulative deaths: 865

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 18.6%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 11.1%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 14,061

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 6,674

Johnson County cumulative cases: 6,973

Madison County cumulative cases: 5,410

Boone County cumulative cases: 2,619

Hancock County cumulative cases: 2,869

Morgan County cumulative cases: 2,287

Shelby County cumulative cases: 1,998

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 24.9%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 43.8%

Available ventilators: 70.9%

Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 12.7%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Sunday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 13,262,224

U.S. deaths: 266,164

Global cases: 62,448,117

Global deaths: 1,456,009

*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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