Indiana reports 6,434 COVID-19 cases, new high in hospitalizations

The Indiana State Department of Health on Thursday reported 6,434 new COVID-19 cases, the 16th straight day that it has reported more than 5,000 new cases.

Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 in Indiana rose to another all-time high, from 3,363 on Tuesday to 3,384 on Wednesday.

Indiana reported another 63 new deaths from COVID-19, the 31st time in 32 days that the daily report has included more than 25 additional deaths.

COVID-19 patients occupy 44% of the state’s intensive care beds. The state said 21.3% of its ICU beds are still available.

The department reported the testing of 19,642 more unique individuals. Testing in that category has exceeded 13,000 each day for 23 straight days.

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: 6,434

Total cumulative cases reported Thursday: 318,894

Total cumulative cases reported Wednesday: 312,521

Increase in cumulative cases: 6,373

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: 5,295

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: 19,642

Total cumulative tested individuals reported Thursday: 2,145,727

Total cumulative tested individuals reported Wednesday: 2,126,395

Increase in cumulative tested individuals: 19,332

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 14.9%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 20.9%**

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 7.1%

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 10.9%**

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: 43,391 (increase of 758)

Marion County new deaths: 6

Marion County cumulative deaths: 855

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 18.5%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 11.5%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 13,376

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 6,267

Johnson County cumulative cases: 6,556

Madison County cumulative cases: 5,153

Boone County cumulative cases: 2,487

Hancock County cumulative cases: 2,603

Morgan County cumulative cases: 2,155

Shelby County cumulative cases: 1,895

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 21.3%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 44%

Available ventilators: 71.4%

Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 12%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Thursday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 12,879,861

U.S. deaths: 263,417

Global cases: 60,868,965

Global deaths: 1,430,389

*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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