Indiana reports 7,542 new COVID-19 cases, 85 more deaths

The Indiana State Department of Health on Saturday reported 7,542 new COVID-19 cases, the highest number of new cases in the past week.

New cases have exceeded 5,000 in 30 of the past 32 daily reports.

The state on Thursday also reported 85 new deaths due to COVID-19, bringing the cumulative total to 6,458. The state has reported more than 70 new deaths in five straight daily reports.

Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 decreased from 3,204 on Thursday to 3,141 on Friday.

The department said it tested 20,022 new individuals, the 46th straight day that testing in that category has exceeded 10,000.

The 7-day positivity rate for unique individuals decreased from 26.3% to 25.7%.

COVID-19 patients occupy 42.1% of the state’s intensive care beds. The state said 22.3% of its ICU beds are still available.

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: 7,542

Total cumulative cases419,536

Increase in cases reported Nov. 1-Dec. 1: 162,265

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: 85

Total deaths: 6,458

Increase in deaths reported Nov. 1-Dec. 1: 1,474

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: 20,022

Total cumulative tested individuals: 2,406,388

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 17.4%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 25.7%**

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 7.8%

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 13.3%**

Increase in unique tested individuals reported Nov. 1-Dec. 1: 507,314

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: 57,178 (increase of 929)

Marion County new deaths: 9

Marion County cumulative deaths: 958

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 24.6%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 14.2%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 18,629

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 8,831

Johnson County cumulative cases: 9,346

Madison County cumulative cases: 7,036

Boone County cumulative cases: 3,427

Hancock County cumulative cases: 3,962

Morgan County cumulative cases: 3,305

Shelby County cumulative cases: 2,709

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 22.3%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 42.1%

Available ventilators: 69.2%

Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 14.9%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Saturday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases:15,860,841

U.S. deaths: 295,621

Global cases: 71,249,858

Global deaths:1,598,104

*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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