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

The Indiana State Department of Health on Friday reported 6,912 new COVID-19 cases, the 10th straight day that the state has reported more than 5,000 new cases.

Indiana has reported more than 4,000 new cases for 16 straight days and in excess of 2,000 for the past 30 days.

The state reported 63 new COVID-19 deaths on Friday, raising the cumulative total during the pandemic to 4,952. Indiana has reported 339 new deaths over the past week, an average of 48.4 per day. That’s up from 308 deaths the prior week, an average of 44 per day.

Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 in Indiana jumped to another all-time high of 3,077 on Thursday, up from 3,063 on Wednesday.

COVID-19 patients occupy nearly 42% of the state’s intensive care beds. The state said 21.6% of its ICU beds are unoccupied.

The department said the seven-day moving average for cases reached another all-time high of 6,562.

The department reported the testing of 21,757 more unique individuals. Testing of new individuals has exceeded 20,000 five times in the past seven days.

The state’s seven-day positivity rate for unique individuals dipped from 23.6% on Thursday to 23.5% on Friday. The seven-day positivity rate for all tests is at 12.1%.

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: 6,912

Total cumulative cases reported Friday: 282,311

Total cumulative cases reported Thursday: 275,503

Increase in cumulative cases: 6,808

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: 4,952

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: 21,904

Total cumulative tested individuals reported Friday: 2,030,938

Total cumulative tested individuals reported Thursday: 2,009,763

Increase in cumulative tested individuals: 21,175

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 13.9%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 23.5%**

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 6.9%

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 12.1%**

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: 39,125 (increase of 817)

Marion County new deaths: 5

Marion County cumulative deaths: 836

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 21.3%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 13.7%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 11,585

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 5,409

Johnson County cumulative cases: 5,678

Madison County cumulative cases: 4,405

Boone County cumulative cases: 2,201

Hancock County cumulative cases: 2,270

Morgan County cumulative cases: 1,872

Shelby County cumulative cases: 1,608

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 21.6%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 41.7%

Available ventilators: 73%

Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 9.9%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Friday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 11,740,229

U.S. deaths: 252,838

Global cases: 57,110,286

Global deaths: 1,364,073

*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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12 thoughts on “Indiana reports 63 more COVID-19 deaths, new high in hospitalizations

  1. WHAT IS IT GOING TO TAKE TO CONVINCE THE CURRENT ADMINISTRATION THAT THE “PLAN” IS NOT WORKING? THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM IS OVERWHELMED, AND THE RESOURCES ARE SLOWING FADING AWAY. ARE WE THAT BACKWARD, REGARDING HEALTHCARE, WHICH WE JUST LET THE TRAIN GO OVER THE CLIFF? THERE NEEDS TO BE A SERIOUS AND AGGRESSIVE PLAN WITH REAL CONSEQUENCES IF THE THERE IS NO COMPLIANCE!!!! I HAVE NO CLUE WHY THE COMMUNITY HAS NOT DEMANDED MORE.
    THE FOLLOWING MAY SOUND MONOTONOUS, BUT IT HAS TO BE SAID TILL REAL CHANGE HAPPENS:
    It is beyond belief that anyone in our local and State governments would allow this total disaster to continue unchecked. The State’s plan is too little and too late. The plan must be more aggressive and thorough. It is totally clear that the current administration does not have the internal medical expertise to make a decent plan to balance both health and the economy simultaneously. It appears that there is no group within our State that is willing to seriously confront the current administration to force it to make significant chances. Healthcare professionals, hospital systems, medical societies, etc. have been eerily silent.
    Even though I have written the following many times before, the basics remain the same. The citizens of our State have to get the message again and again and again, etc. (Remember how long it took to get people to wear seat belts!!!!!!!!!!! The same craziness against seat belts is being used to avoid masks. Many of the same mistakes were made during the 1918 pandemic as well. Too bad history seems to be avoided in our schools at all levels.)
    New record numbers every day!!!! How many citizens are we going to let get sick, and how many are going to 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 your mask, pretty please!! (I love it when the 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 comprehensive 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 multitask. 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:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwMVMbmQBug

    1. Randy,
      As you referenced, there is simply no “plan.” Period. Lots of hype, news conferences, serious looking talking faces, but NO plan to slow this train of misery and death. Every day I learn of more friends who have Covid, are in the hospital on vents or have left this earth. Yet life goes on with family gatherings, locally sponsored holiday events, sports (don’t get me started!), fraternal organization dinners and parties, in-person church services, you name it.

      Our President set the tone for this disaster, and I’m a lifelong Republican. State leaders followed his party line, so did many Hoosiers. They follow him to the grave, literally.
      I pray that the Biden team will turn the table and correct this deadly course. How in good conscience can these ‘leaders’ live with their lack of action? As you said, it’s unconscionable.

  2. With only 2/3 of November gone, it appears that we are near 900 deaths month-to-date. That implies more than 1,300 for the full month, by far the most ever.

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    At nearly 5,000, COVID-19 is the third leading cause of death in Indiana (after heart disease and cancer and ahead of COPD, which was third). The most recent numbers for the state on the CDC website are for 2017. Wonder why the state and feds are so slow in getting more recent data up online.

    1. Chris, we used to publish an annual chart that showed causes of death in Indiana. The information from the state was always about two years old. I think that is fairly typical for all states. Why? I don’t know. I image it used to be a time-consuming process, but you would think it would be much quicker with modern data systems.

  3. Thanks Phil and Randy for replying the same thing every article!

    Your commitment to panic is strong.

    Can we get data at a facility level?

    Can we get data on other patients sick besides COVID?

    And can we get data on deaths year to date from all other causes?

    Influenza
    Pneumonia
    Heart Disease
    Cancer
    Diabetes
    Alcohol Related
    Motor Vehicle Accident
    Drug Overdose
    Suicide

    Please provide a full picture.

    1. JCB, my commitment is to safety and conquering this pandemic meaningfully, so that our economy can recover. Your team is consistently putting the cart before the horse and that’s obviously not working.

    2. Not sure what you mean by “my team”?

      I’m focused on non-partisan data. The data, we in the medical community, can’t even get these days.

      Simple request.

    3. Actually. Honest non biased data would help. Let me know when you get it Jennifer. Thankfully I get a little more data than most being at hospitals weekly.

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