Indiana reports 1,079 new COVID-19 cases, uptick in positivity rate

The Indiana State Department of Health on Friday reported 1,079 new COVID-19 cases, the second-highest number of cases reported in a daily report since the beginning of the pandemic. That’s the sixth time in the last nine days that new cases have exceeded 1,000.

The department reported the testing of 10,925 new individuals, but cumulative testing of new individuals rose by only 8,519, which means 2,406 previous tests were removed from the total.

The 7-day testing-positivity rate remained at 7.6% on Thursday, but the state’s overall testing-positivity rate rose to 8.9%.

The state also reported eight new deaths due to COVID-19, bringing the total during the pandemic to 2,906.

Marion County reported an increase of 133 cases, the 29th straight day that cases in the county have risen by more than 100. The county’s 7-day testing-positivity rate was 8.5%.

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: 1,079

Total cumulative cases reported Friday: 78,632

Total cumulative cases reported Thursday: 77,565

Increase in cumulative cases: 1,067

Increase in cases reported Aug. 8-14: 6,378

Increase in cases reported Aug. 1-7: 6,100

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: 16,200

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 8

Total deaths: 2,906

Increase in deaths reported Aug. 8-14: 85

Increase in deaths reported Aug. 1-Aug. 7: 63

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

COVID-19 testing

*New tested individuals: 10,925

Total cumulative tested individuals reported Friday: 886,489

Total cumulative tested individuals reported Thursday: 877,970

Increase in cumulative tested individuals: 8,519

Percentage of total testing positive: 8.9%

Seven-day testing-positivity rate: 7.6%

Increase in tests reported July 1-Aug. 1: 268,890

Increase in tests reported June 1-July 1: 223,820

Increase in tests reported May 1-June. 1: 166,257

County numbers

Marion County cumulative cases: 16,437 (increase of 133)

Marion County new deaths: 1

Marion County cumulative deaths: 734

Marion County 7-day positivity rate: 8.5%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 3,033

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 1,978

Johnson County cumulative cases: 1,819

Madison County cumulative cases: 1,062

Boone County cumulative cases: 716

Hancock County cumulative cases: 702

Morgan County cumulative cases: 501

Shelby County cumulative cases: 573

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 32.8%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 12.9%

Available ventilators: 79.9%

Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 2.8%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Friday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 5,258,056

U.S. deaths: 167,298

Global cases: 20,967,027

Global deaths: 760,461

*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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