Indiana seeing surge in COVID-19 cases

The Indiana State Department of Health on Sunday reported 1,096 new COVID-19 cases, the fourth straight day that new reported cases have topped 1,000.

New cases have exceeded 900 in seven of the last nine daily reports.

According to the department’s daily reports, Indiana has seen a cumulative rise in cases of 7,696 over the past week, an average of 1,099.4 cases per day. That’s an increase from 5,945 cases the previous week, an average of 849.3 per day.

The state also reported five additional deaths from COVID-19. Indiana has reported 95 deaths in the past seven days, up from 75 in the previous week.

The department on Sunday reported the testing of 9,683 more unique individuals, the seventh time in 10 days that testing has topped 8,000.

The cumulative positivity rate for unique individuals remained at 8.8% and the seven-day positivity rate for unique individuals rose from 7.2% to 7.5%.

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: 1,096

Total cumulative cases reported Sunday: 125,146

Total cumulative cases reported Saturday: 124,059

Increase in cumulative cases: 1,087Increase 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: 5

Total deaths: 3,447

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: 9,683

Total cumulative tested individuals reported Sunday: 1,418,063

Total cumulative tested individuals reported Saturday: 1,408,475

Increase in cumulative tested individuals: 9,588

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 8.8%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 7.5%**

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 5.8%

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 4.1%**

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: 22,282 (increase of 167)

Marion County new deaths: 0

Marion County cumulative deaths: 769

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 7.1%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 5,199

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 2,829

Johnson County cumulative cases: 2,472

Madison County cumulative cases: 1,841

Boone County cumulative cases: 1,041

Hancock County cumulative cases: 970

Morgan County cumulative cases: 768

Shelby County cumulative cases: 699

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 35.7%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 12.5%

Available ventilators: 80.5%

Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 3.5%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Sunday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 7,392,285

U.S. deaths: 209,563

Global cases: 34,975,593

Global deaths: 1,034,403

*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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8 thoughts on “Indiana seeing surge in COVID-19 cases

  1. Yeah sure….

    The closer to the election and as long as COVID-19 reporting is still made financially lucrative by the Federal Government, the “cases” will soar through the roof.

    It’s time the Fed doesn’t an audit to stop the fraud.

    You can talk to those whom work at the major hospitals and other testing facilities and they say they get near zero traffic. Of those being tested near zero cases. Also as always cold, flu, and other symptoms called COVID with diagnosis purely guessed at shooting from the hip.

    1. At my local CVS, when i got my Flu Shot, the pharmacist remarked they were slammed with testing. According to the Indiana State Health Dept website, the number of tests were way up. So, that shoots your “they say zero traffic” … What “they” are you talking to? I’m sure a reporter would love to check that out!

    2. Yeah sure….Trump, Conway and the rest probably just have the flu. This CoVid thing is fake, right?

  2. When did Dr. Box of Rocks take over editorial control of the IBJ? Box has assured Eric Holcomb of an election loss on November 3rd. Now with these latest fear tactics, Holcomb will finish 3rd in the Governors race. Will that make everyone at IBJ happy?

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