Indiana reports 673 additional COVID-19 cases, three more deaths

The Indiana State Department of Health on Monday reported 673 new COVID-19 cases, ending a four-day streak in which cases have topped 1,000. Case counts typically fall in Monday’s report because of slowed weekend reporting.

The department also reported the testing of 11,149 more individuals, marking the eighth time in the past 11 days that testing has exceeded 10,000. The department said the testing number was inflated by results from an additional 2,688 individuals tested from May 2 to Aug. 9 at a newly onboarded testing facility.

The 7-day testing-positivity rate dipped from 7.7% on Sunday to 7.3% on Monday. The state’s overall testing-positivity rate remained at 8.8%.

Marion County reported an increase of 103 cases, the 25th straight day that cases in the county have risen by more than 100. The county’s 7-day testing-positivity rate was 9.2%.

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: 673

Total cumulative cases reported Monday: 74,992

Total cumulative cases reported Sunday: 74,328

Increase in cumulative cases: 664

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: 3

Total deaths: 2,838

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: 11,149**

Total cumulative tested individuals reported Monday: 852,111

Total cumulative tested individuals reported Sunday: 841,125

Increase in cumulative tested individuals: 10,986

Percentage of total testing positive: 8.8%

Seven-day testing-positivity rate: 7.3%

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

**Monday’s testing numbers included an additional 2,688 individuals tested from May 2 to Aug. 9 at a newly onboarded testing facility.

County numbers

Marion County cumulative cases: 15,963 (increase of 103)

Marion County new deaths: 0

Marion County cumulative deaths: 725

Marion County 7-day positivity rate: 9.2%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 2,803

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 1,901

Johnson County cumulative cases: 1,767

Madison County cumulative cases: 987

Boone County cumulative cases: 683

Hancock County cumulative cases: 670

Morgan County cumulative cases: 483

Shelby County cumulative cases: 558

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 38.6%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 13.5%

Available ventilators: 82.5%

Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 2.8%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Monday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 5,055,355

U.S. deaths: 163,077

Global cases: 19,913,080

Global deaths: 732,185

*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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7 thoughts on “Indiana reports 673 additional COVID-19 cases, three more deaths

    1. It’s the same thing. Covid doesn’t kill you per se; it causes your lungs and other vital organs to fail, so it that sense it is a “covid-related” death. You need to loosen the strap on your red MAGA hat.

  1. Wasn’t this the fewest number of cases in months? Where do we hear about this? Why are you always finding the dark side of this issue. And you might want to cut the comments on Alan’s MAGA hat. I assume you don’t really want to Make American Great Again, right? Your liberal reporting has resulted in me cancelling my subscription to the Indianapolis BUSINESS Journal. It used to be about Business and business only, but like the rest of the liberal press, you drank the Kool-Aid. Shameful……….

  2. Michael, this was not the smallest number of cases in months. There were 576 cases last Monday. And 561 cases the previous Monday. Cases on Mondays are actually going up. Almost everything about this pandemic has an effect on business. That’s why we cover it.

  3. Just to be clear though, on 7/27, there were 561 but it was 8.66% of those reported tests. On 8/3, there were 576 but it was 8.95% of the 6,439 tests reported that day. The 664 reported on 8/10 were only 6.04% of the 10,986 new tests. That is the lowest percentage since June 30, per my recordkeeping. [But, this includes a new reporting entity, and it might lead to an anomaly later this week–like if the positive results are delayed for additional testing/confirmation.] Jeff N. thanks for continuing the reporting and for responding to comments.

  4. And, since the new facility was reporting results from May 2 through Aug. 9, the percentages would have been all over the place. At some points in that wide date range, we were at 3% positivity rates. So, this August 10 report may have been a complete anomaly the whole way around.

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