Indiana reports 1,164 new COVID-19 cases, 8 more deaths

The Indiana State Department of Health on Saturday reported 1,140 new COVID-19 cases, the third-highest number of new cases in a daily report during the pandemic.

The second-highest number of new cases (1,164) was reported Thursday. The top number (1,253) was reported Aug. 7.

Cumulative cases in Indiana have passed the 92,000 mark. The state has reported an average of 876 new cases per day over the past week, up from 805 per day the previous week.

The state on Saturday also reported the testing of 12,033 more individuals, the 12th time that testing has exceeded 12,000 in the daily report. The state’s cumulative positivity rate for unique individuals ticked up from 8.7% on Friday to 8.8%.

Saturday’s report also contained eight new deaths. The daily report has averaged 11.4 new deaths each day over the past two weeks.

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: 1,140

Total cumulative cases reported Saturday: 92,434

Total cumulative cases reported Friday: 91,313

Increase in cumulative cases: 1,121

Increase in cases reported Aug. 23-29: 6,134

Increase in cases reported Aug. 16-22: 5,641

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: 3,066

Increase in deaths reported Aug. 23-29: 75

Increase in deaths reported Aug. 16-22: 74

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: 12,033

Total cumulative tested individuals reported Saturday: 1,055,793

Total cumulative tested individuals reported Friday: 1,044,049

Increase in cumulative tested individuals: 11,744

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 8.8%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 6.6%

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 6.8%

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 5.1%

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

**The department began including antigen test results in its data on Aug. 24.

County numbers

Marion County cumulative cases: 18,212 (increase of 125)

Marion County new deaths: 2

Marion County cumulative deaths: 748

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 6.4%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 3,811

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 2,285

Johnson County cumulative cases: 2,012

Madison County cumulative cases: 1,270

Boone County cumulative cases: 827

Hancock County cumulative cases: 812

Morgan County cumulative cases: 581

Shelby County cumulative cases: 616

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 36%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 11.9%

Available ventilators: 83.2%

Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 2.5%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Saturday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 5,927,421

U.S. deaths: 182,025

Global cases: 24,795,970

Global deaths: 838,391

*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.

Please enable JavaScript to view this content.

Editor's note: You can comment on IBJ stories by signing in to your IBJ account. If you have not registered, please sign up for a free account now. Please note our updated comment policy that will govern how comments are moderated.

5 thoughts on “Indiana reports 1,164 new COVID-19 cases, 8 more deaths

  1. I think they’re just making up numbers as for propaganda sake.

    Talking with those I know in Marion County that work at testing facilities, they say it’s days at a time that they even see anyone come in for testing. Nonetheless we still get the thousands a day reports from ISDH.

    They need investigated and audited.

    1. John, according to the state health department, a case is a person officially testing positive for COVID-19 through a PCR or antigen test.

{{ articles_remaining }}
Free {{ article_text }} Remaining
{{ articles_remaining }}
Free {{ article_text }} Remaining Article limit resets in {{ count_down }} days.