Indiana reports 20 new deaths from COVID-19, most in 4 weeks

The Indiana State Department of Health on Tuesday reported 20 new deaths from COVID-19, the highest number of deaths in the department’s daily report since Aug. 18, when 28 new deaths were reported.

The state also reported 758 new COVID-19 cases, marking the 20th time in the past 22 days that new cases have exceeded 700 in the department’s daily report.

The department said 7,644 more unique individuals were tested, bringing the total to 1,254,731. The cumulative positivity rate for unique individuals remained at 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: 758

Total cumulative cases reported Tuesday: 107,229

Total cumulative cases reported Monday: 106,540

Increase in cumulative cases: 689

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: 20

Total deaths: 3,235

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: 7,644

Total cumulative tested individuals reported Tuesday: 1,254,731

Total cumulative tested individuals reported Monday: 1,247,293

Increase in cumulative tested individuals: 7,438

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 8.5%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 7%**

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 6.2%

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 5.1%**

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: 20,196 (increase of 49)

Marion County new deaths: 1

Marion County cumulative deaths: 756

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 5.8%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 4,546

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 2,572

Johnson County cumulative cases: 2,218

Madison County cumulative cases: 1,503

Boone County cumulative cases: 936

Hancock County cumulative cases: 881

Morgan County cumulative cases: 667

Shelby County cumulative cases: 649

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 41.3%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 10.1%

Available ventilators: 81.4%

Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 2.3%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Tuesday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 6,557,802

U.S. deaths: 194,674

Global cases: 29,323,247

Global deaths: 929,444

*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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5 thoughts on “Indiana reports 20 new deaths from COVID-19, most in 4 weeks

  1. This is an interesting headline as I know several college students and a couple middle age adults who’ve had COVID recently and they all had little to no symptoms….. Yet I am bombarded with daily death tolls. What gives? Not buying this anymore folks!

    1. Gee, because the several people you know who have “had” COVID recently were asymptomatic, there must be no increase in deaths! Where did you take Logic 101? Trump University?

  2. There is no increase in the number of deaths. There was only 1 death reported on 9/13 and 9/14. The reporting of the deaths is simply catching up. Sigh. I really wish we were not using clickbait headlines. The headline just as easily could have read: Indiana reports its lowest number of positive cases in a week. (There were only 689 new positives.) Here’s a link to a spreadsheet collecting the data over time: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1JZCtoPctZdU3eXu1OZZiFM-G0IjIbc3FKmhRQY4UyEk/edit?usp=sharing

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