Indiana reports 1,172 new COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations rise again

The Indiana State Department of Health on Wednesday reported 1,172 new COVID-19 cases, the lowest number of daily cases since Oct. 6.

New cases have topped 1,100 in the daily report for eight straight days and have exceeded 1,000 a dozen times in the past 14 days.

The state also reported 1,357 statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 as of Tuesday, the highest mark since May 13. Hospitalizations have risen 68% in the last month.

In addition, the state reported 14 additional deaths from COVID-19, bringing the cumulative death toll to 3,609.

The department reported the testing of 7,451 more unique individuals, the lowest number since Oct. 6.

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: 1,172

Total cumulative cases reported Wednesday: 139,269

Total cumulative cases reported Tuesday: 138,104

Increase in cumulative cases: 1,165

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: 14

Total deaths: 3,609

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: 7,451

Total cumulative tested individuals reported Wednesday: 1,511,060

Total cumulative tested individuals reported Tuesday: 1,503,923

Increase in cumulative tested individuals: 7,137

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 9.2%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 9.6%**

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 5.7%

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 5.3%**

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: 23,611 (increase of 99)

Marion County new deaths: 2

Marion County cumulative deaths: 774

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 7.5%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 5,603

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 3,005

Johnson County cumulative cases: 2,820

Madison County cumulative cases: 2,084

Boone County cumulative cases: 1,131

Hancock County cumulative cases: 1,074

Morgan County cumulative cases: 853

Shelby County cumulative cases: 733

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 31.7%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 17.8%

Available ventilators: 77.9%

Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 4.3%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Wednesday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 7,864,910

U.S. deaths: 216,060

Global cases: 38,275,349

Global deaths: 1,088,051

*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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