The Indiana State Department of Health on Thursday reported 7,420 new COVID-19 cases, the second-highest number of new cases in the daily report during the pandemic.
The state has reported more than 5,000 new cases for eight straight days, more than 4,000 for 15 straight days and in excess of 2,000 for the past 29 days.
The state reported 59 new COVID-19 deaths on Thursday, raising the cumulative total during the pandemic to 4,889. Newly reported deaths have reached or topped 25 in Indiana in 23 of the past 24 days. Deaths have been in double digits 42 times over the past 44 days.
Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 in Indiana jumped to another all-time high of 3,063 on Wednesday, up from 3,063 on Tuesday.
Statewide hospitalizations were at 2,001 two weeks ago and have more than tripled since Oct. 3.
COVID-19 patients occupy about 39% of the state’s intensive care beds. The state said 21.3% of its ICU beds are unoccupied.
The department said the seven-day moving average for cases reached another all-time high of 6,389.
The department reported the testing of 21,904 more unique individuals. Testing of new individuals has exceeded 13,000 daily for 15 straight days.
The state’s seven-day positivity rate for unique individuals rose from 23.4% on Wednesday to 23.6 on Thursday. 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.
*New cases: 7,420
Total cumulative cases reported Thursday: 275,503
Total cumulative cases reported Wednesday: 268,222
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
New deaths: 59
Total deaths: 4,889
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
New tested individuals: 21,904
Total cumulative tested individuals reported Thursday: 2,009,763
Total cumulative tested individuals reported Wednesday: 1,989,456
Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 13.7%
Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 23.6%**
Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 6.8%
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.
Marion County cumulative cases: 38,327 (increase of 795)
Marion County new deaths: 3
Marion County cumulative deaths: 831
Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 21.3%
Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 13.8%
Hamilton County cumulative cases: 11,271
Hendricks County cumulative cases: 5,279
Johnson County cumulative cases: 5,529
Madison County cumulative cases: 4,290
Boone County cumulative cases: 2,152
Hancock County cumulative cases: 2,219
Morgan County cumulative cases: 1,831
Shelby County cumulative cases: 1,586
Indiana intensive care unit usage
Available ICU beds: 21.3%
ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 39.3%
Available ventilators: 73.2%
Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 9.6%
U.S. and worldwide numbers
As of Thursday, from Johns Hopkins University:
U.S. cases: 11,542,561
U.S. deaths: 250,732
Global cases: 56,435,244
Global deaths: 1,352,775
*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.