Indiana reports 671 more COVID-19 cases amid big drop in testing

The Indiana State Department of Health on Wednesday reported 671 new COVID-19 cases as testing dropped dramatically.

The department reported the testing of 5,760 more individuals. That’s the smallest number in a daily report since July 7, when 3,568 new tests were reported. Testing had exceeded 9,000 each day for the previous six days.

The 7-day testing-positivity rate ticked up from 7.4% on Tuesday to 7.6% on Wednesday. The state’s overall testing-positivity rate remained at 8.8%.

The state also reported 15 new deaths due to COVID-19, bringing the total during the pandemic to 2,878.

Marion County reported an increase of 106 cases, the 27th straight day that cases in the county have risen by more than 100. The county’s 7-day testing-positivity rate was 8.8%.

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: 671

Total cumulative cases reported Wednesday: 76,522

Total cumulative cases reported Tuesday: 75,862

Increase in cumulative cases: 660

Increase in cases reported Aug. 6-12: 6,547

Increase in cases reported July 30-Aug. 5: 5,676

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: 16,200

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 15

Total deaths: 2,878

Increase in deaths reported Aug. 6-12: 73

Increase in deaths reported July 30-Aug. 5: 73

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

COVID-19 testing

*New tested individuals: 5,760

Total cumulative tested individuals reported Wednesday: 866,994

Total cumulative tested individuals reported Tuesday: 861,655

Increase in cumulative tested individuals: 5,339

Percentage of total testing positive: 8.8%

Seven-day testing-positivity rate: 7.6%

Increase in tests reported July 1-Aug. 1: 268,890

Increase in tests reported June 1-July 1: 223,820

Increase in tests reported May 1-June. 1: 166,257

County numbers

Marion County cumulative cases: 16,194 (increase of 106)

Marion County new deaths: 1

Marion County cumulative deaths: 731

Marion County 7-day positivity rate: 8.8%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 2,887

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 1,943

Johnson County cumulative cases: 1,794

Madison County cumulative cases: 1,030

Boone County cumulative cases: 697

Hancock County cumulative cases: 688

Morgan County cumulative cases: 489

Shelby County cumulative cases: 568

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 34.1%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 13%

Available ventilators: 81.6%

Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 2.9%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Wednesday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 5,161,612

U.S. deaths: 164,976

Global cases: 20,391,697

Global deaths: 744,211

*New cases, deaths 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. 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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