Indiana COVID cases rise above 6,000 again; 80 more deaths reported

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The Indiana State Department of Health on Wednesday reported 6,214 new cases of COVID-19 and 80 more deaths due to the coronavirus.

The case number was the highest so far this month. Deaths have exceeded 25 in the report for 35 straight days.

The department said 13,092 new individuals were tested, the highest number in five days.

Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 decreased from 2,907 on Monday to 2,782 on Tuesday. The high mark was 3,460 set on Nov. 30.

COVID-19 patients occupy 27.4% of the state’s intensive care beds.

The 7-day positivity rate for unique individuals is 27.7%.

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 COVID-19 cases: 6,214

Total cumulative cases539,229

Increase in cases reported Dec. 1-Jan. 1: 173,400

Increase in cases reported Nov. 1-Dec. 1: 162,265

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: 80

Total deaths: 8,371

Increase in deaths reported Dec. 1-Jan. 1: 2,418

Increase in deaths reported Nov. 1-Dec. 1: 1,474

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: 13,092

Total cumulative tested individuals: 2,694,585

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 20%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 27.7%**

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 10.7%

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 16.3%**

Increase in unique tested individuals reported Dec. 1-Jan. 1: 432,706

Increase in unique tested individuals reported Nov. 1-Dec. 1: 507,314

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: 74,434 (increase of 804)

Marion County new deaths: 17

Marion County cumulative deaths: 1,205

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 25.5%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 15.9%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 25,415

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 12,289

Johnson County cumulative cases: 12,915

Madison County cumulative cases: 9,565

Boone County cumulative cases: 4,826

Hancock County cumulative cases: 5,629

Morgan County cumulative cases: 4,571

Shelby County cumulative cases: 3,624

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 22.6%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 27.4%

Available ventilators: 70.6%

Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 10.8%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Wednesday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 21,074,724

U.S. deaths: 358,107

Global cases: 86,704,216

Global deaths: 1,874,732

*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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