Indiana reports 1,579 new COVID-19 cases, increase in hospitalizations

The Indiana State Department of Health on Sunday reported 1,579 new COVID-19 cases, the highest number of new cases ever reported by the department on a Sunday.

New cases have topped 1,000 nine times in the past 11 days.

The state also reported 1,232 statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 as of Saturday, up from 759 about three weeks ago and the highest mark since mid-May.

In addition, the state reported seven additional deaths from COVID-19, the first time in six days that reported deaths haven’t been in double digits.

The department reported the testing of 11,713 more unique individuals, the fourth day in a row that testing has topped 10,000.

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: 1,579

Total cumulative cases reported Sunday: 134,981

Total cumulative cases reported Saturday: 133,411

Increase in cumulative cases: 1,570

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: 7

Total deaths: 3,562

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: 11,713

Total cumulative tested individuals reported Sunday: 1,486,182

Total cumulative tested individuals reported Saturday: 1,474,639

Increase in cumulative tested individuals: 11,543

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 9.1%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 9.3%**

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 5.7%

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 5.2%**

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: 23,178 (increase of 140)

Marion County new deaths: 0

Marion County cumulative deaths: 771

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

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 5,476

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 2,961

Johnson County cumulative cases: 2,706

Madison County cumulative cases: 2,029

Boone County cumulative cases: 1,107

Hancock County cumulative cases: 1,049

Morgan County cumulative cases: 826

Shelby County cumulative cases: 723

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 34.4%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 15.6%

Available ventilators: 78.3%

Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 4.1%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Sunday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 7,729,108

U.S. deaths: 214,573

Global cases: 37,288,362

Global deaths: 1,074,276

*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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6 thoughts on “Indiana reports 1,579 new COVID-19 cases, increase in hospitalizations

    1. Hospitalizations are up, cases are up, and deaths will obviously follow. Ignorance is bliss.

    2. Yes, the restrictions saved lives! Glad you can see that. But now we’re trending in the wrong direction again.

  1. Continue measures to assure safety. Shut down duration and impacts could have been lessened had a rational national policy been implemented. Yet complaints continues along with simple measures such as wearing a mask. Considering massive increases in the Midwest and the overall impact on the national economy, conventions and other events the fuel downtown Indianapolis revenue are unlikely to restart soon, even with a 100% opening.

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