Indiana reports 63 more COVID-19 deaths, another high in hospitalizations

The Indiana State Department of Health on Tuesday reported 63 new deaths due to COVID-19, matching the largest number in that category ever reported in the department’s daily report. The state also reported 63 new deaths on April 29.

Newly reported deaths have reached or topped 25 for 15 straight days and have been in double digits 33 times over the past 35 days.

Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 rose from 2,174 on Sunday to 2,336 on Monday, another all-time high. The department said the seven-day moving average for cases reached another all-time high of 4,490.

The state reported 4,879 new cases of COVID-19, the second-highest case number ever contained in the daily report. It’s the sixth day in a row that new cases have exceeded 4,000 and the 20th straight day they’ve exceeded 2,000.

The department reported the testing of 14,938 more unique individuals. Testing of new individuals has exceeded 10,000 for 14 straight days.

The state’s seven-day positivity rate for unique individuals jumped from 18.6% on Monday to 19.2% on Tuesday.

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: 4,879

Total cumulative cases reported Tuesday: 219,338

Total cumulative cases reported Monday: 214,509

Increase in cumulative cases: 4,829

Increase in cases reported Oct. 1-Nov. 1: 60,932

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: 63

Total deaths: 4,481

Increase in deaths reported Oct. 1-Nov. 1: 706

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: 14,938

Total cumulative tested individuals reported Tuesday: 1,837,630

Total cumulative tested individuals reported Monday: 1,823,029

Increase in cumulative tested individuals: 14,601

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 11.9%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 19.2%**

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 6.3%

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 9.9%**

Increase in unique tested individuals reported Oct. 1-Nov. 1: 322,213

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: 31,323 (increase of 544)

Marion County new deaths: 4

Marion County cumulative deaths: 808

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 15.1%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 8,788

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 4,214

Johnson County cumulative cases: 4,307

Madison County cumulative cases: 3,425

Boone County cumulative cases: 1,680

Hancock County cumulative cases: 1,692

Morgan County cumulative cases: 1,405

Shelby County cumulative cases: 1,302

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 30%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 27.8%

Available ventilators: 77.7%

Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 6.5%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Tuesday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 10,110,552

U.S. deaths: 238,251

Global cases: 50,913,451

Global deaths: 1,263,089

*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 63 more COVID-19 deaths, another high in hospitalizations

  1. I posted this yesterday, and I will keep posting this as long we have an incompetent government which does not want to keep its citizens safe!!!!!
    New record numbers every day!!!! How many citizens are we going let get sick, and how many are we going let die? It really is as simple as that.
    However, let me try to understand the logic of the State response to the surging pandemic: Stage 5 is okay. Our focus, per Dr. Box, is to increase the amount of healthcare staff and healthcare capacity to take care of the increasing number of sick people. Oh by the way, please wear you mask, pretty please!! (I love it when Health Commissioner, who recently got over COVID-19 episode, has only this to offer to curb the raging pandemic in our State.
    As I have said before our State needs outside expertise (e.g. Dr. Anthony Fauci) to tell us citizens the REAL status of our State’s current plan to mitigate the pandemic of our State. The current “experts” from State outside of government (e.g. IU) have done little more than to create a bunch of numbers that are totally not understood by the common lay person.
    There needs to a ground swell of outrage from the medical community (i.e. hospital, physicians, medical organizations, nursing organization, pharmacists, etc.) to force a change in how our State is handling the pandemic.
    The State has the money to finance, through the Care ACT, to fund a more comprehensively plan to provide all the necessary tools (PPE, testing, contact tracing, etc.) to get the situation under control.
    A responsible government would be able to balance the economy AND public health. Indiana appears not to be able to multi-task. A responsible State government would be able to do both. (As a small business owner, I have lost at least 50% of my income for the year. I know the financial consequences of the pandemic. It took months as the beginning to obtain the necessary amount of PPE to keep my employees and customers safe. I have been able to keep the staff intact as well. However, one does not know what the future will bring)
    Hopefully, with the election over for the State, our local leaders will begin to multi-task. Frankly, I do not expect any progress. With the flu season beginning and with more indoor events, we need to expect that things are just going to get worse.
    Everyone for our State should realize that our current situation was avoidable. Letting things get worse by this State’s administration is UNCONSCIONABLE and INDEFENSIBLE.
    Everyone should re-watch the scene from “NETWORK” where Peter Finch gives a speech that still resonates today. Here is the YOUTUBE link:

    1. Hey Randy! Tell your street parties they should be socially distanced. Darn super spreaders!

    2. You mean the TrumPence rallies, Nicholas? And the ACB Rose Garden SuperSpreader event that caught the President of Notre Dame and a bunch of Congresscritters and their staffs?

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