Indiana reports 630 new COVID-19 cases on decline in testing

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The Indiana State Department of Health on Wednesday reported 630 new COVID-19 cases, the 15th time in 16 days that new cases have exceeded 600.

The state has seen an average increase of 807 cases daily over the past week, compared with an increase of 758 cases daily in the previous week.

The health department on Wednesday also reported 7,464 new COVID-19 tests, marking only the second time in the last 16 days that testing hasn’t topped 8,000.

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: 630

Total cumulative cases reported Wednesday: 64,299

Total cumulative cases reported Tuesday: 63,678

Increase in cumulative cases: 621

Increase in cases reported July 23-July 29: 5,652

Increase in cases reported July 16-22: 5,303

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 8

Total deaths: 2,733

Increase in deaths reported July 23-July 29: 67

Increase in deaths reported July 16-22: 74

COVID-19 testing

*New tests: 7,464

Total cumulative tests reported Wednesday: 724,238

Total cumulative tests reported Tuesday: 716,809

Increase in cumulative tests: 7,429

Percentage of total testing positive: 8.9%

County numbers

Marion County cumulative cases: 14,096 (increase of 142)

Marion County new deaths: 1

Marion County cumulative deaths: 714

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 2,316

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 1,673

Johnson County cumulative cases: 1,586

Madison County cumulative cases: 785

Boone County cumulative cases: 598

Hancock County cumulative cases: 587

Morgan County cumulative cases: 402

Shelby County cumulative cases: 498

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 43.1%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 11.4%

Available ventilators: 84.8%

Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 2.4%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Wednesday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 4,375,217

U.S. deaths: 149,684

Global cases: 16,797,288

Global deaths: 661,724

*New cases and tests are previously unreported cases and tests submitted to the Indiana State Health Department in the 24 hours through 11:59 p.m. the previous day. This category typically contains 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 630 new COVID-19 cases on decline in testing

  1. “Indiana reports 630 new COVID-19 cases on decline in testing” Yet another misleading/sensationalized headline from the IBJ, are you guys taking your cues from CNN/MSNBC now!? For those of us that can actually do math, let’s look at the numbers, 630 new positive cases divided by 7,464 new tests equals an 8.4% positive rate. So, on a day when there was a “decline in testing” the daily positive rate is still 1/2% below the cumulative positive rate of 8.9%. That is Good News, unless you like/want to spread fear porn like the IBJ! (and the fact that the cumulative rate keeps declining is Great News!) The implication that the number of positive tests were down because the daily tests given were down doesn’t work if you actually do the math! Besides that, More Testing means More Positive results, say that over and over again until it sinks in IBJ. And now, let’s look at the hospital stats that nobody seems to care about anymore because it doesn’t fit the fear porn narrative: 1) 43% of ICU beds available, 57% in use, but only 11% being used by Covid patients, 2) 85% available ventilators, 15% in use, but only 2% being used by Covid patients. This is also all Good News! Sarcasm above fully intended and directed at the IBJ.

    1. A ten word factual headline triggered you into sending a 200+ word angry rant using selective data, poor statistical conclusions, and overuse of the phrase “fear porn”. Breath deep (preferably with a mask). In my opinion, IBJ is the best remaining local news source in the market. I appreciate their in-depth news coverage, investigative journalism, and articles on the impact of the global pandemic on the local business community. IBJ; please keep up the good unbiased work.

    2. Derek G., I fully agree with your comment that the “IBJ is the best remaining local news source.” However, they are clearly not unbiased on their Covid coverage. Last week the headline was “Indiana sets and all-time daily high in positive tests” on a day when there were over 12,000 tests given. I had to ask if it was also an all-time high in testing, which you would have thought would be good information to report! They did reply that it was the fourth highest day of testing. Poor statistical conclusions, which one(s)? It’s just math.

    3. Yes, glad IBJ doesn’t give equal time to the misinformation. That’s not how it’s supposed to work.

      More positive tests eventually ends up with more hospitalizations which eventually ends up with more deaths. You don’t wait until ICU’s are full to implement restrictions, by then it’s far too late. Look at how it’s playing out in other states. It would be criminally negligent at this point to assume that things in Indiana would play out differently.

      We will continue to stay locked down until the positivity rate on testing gets back under 5%. Stop fighting the numbers, it’s just math. Wash your hands, stay home as much as you can, socially distance when you go out, and wear a mask when you can’t distance. That’s the recipe for winning against the virus.

  2. There is a Hospital near my House with tents set up for drive in testing. It is mostly empty. Usually there is just one car in line.

    Yesterday, the staff was sitting on chairs looking at their phones or reading.

    Has everyone who needs the test been tested?