Indiana reports 8,527 new COVID-19 cases, 60 more deaths

The Indiana State Department of Health on Thursday reported 8,527 new COVID-19 cases, the largest number of new cases in a daily report since the beginning of the pandemic, topping the previous high of 8,451 on Nov. 14.

Thursday’s number, however, contained a load of historic lab results leading to the addition of 1,058 historical tested individuals, 2,153 historical tests administered and 443 historical cases. Some of the cases in the historical load date back to Nov. 13.

New cases have exceeded 5,000 in 21 of the past 23 daily case reports

The department also reported 60 new deaths from COVID-19. A total of 454 deaths have been reported over the past seven days, an average of nearly 65 per day.

Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 fell slightly for the second straight day, from an all-time high Monday of 3,460 to 3,362 on Wednesday.

Testing of of new individuals rose by 21,089, bringing the cumulative total to 2,252,864.

COVID-19 patients occupy 45.2% of the state’s intensive care beds. The state said 20.5% 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: 8,527

Total cumulative cases359,430

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: 60

Total deaths: 5,748

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: 21,089

Total cumulative tested individuals: 2,252,864

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 16%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 23.7%**

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 7.4%

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 11.4%**

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: 48,740 (increase of 986)

Marion County new deaths: 2

Marion County cumulative deaths: 894

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 22%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 12.3%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 15,457

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 7,353

Johnson County cumulative cases: 7,732

Madison County cumulative cases: 5,858

Boone County cumulative cases: 2,820

Hancock County cumulative cases: 3,206

Morgan County cumulative cases: 2,592

Shelby County cumulative cases: 2,166

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 20.5%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 45.2%

Available ventilators: 69.7%

Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 14.3%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Thursday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 13,941,101

U.S. deaths: 273,746

Global cases: 64,694,713

Global deaths: 1,496,247

*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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7 thoughts on “Indiana reports 8,527 new COVID-19 cases, 60 more deaths

    1. Or maybe IN should lockdown like MI and IL, because Covid is not spiking In those States at all…..

    2. Chuck, it must be hard to control the spread when you border a stupidly run State like Indiana. Kind of like how Chicago can’t control it’s gun violence because weapons always pour over the border from Indiana. Also, IL and MI are not shutdown anyway. You may equate restrictions to a shutdown, but that doesn’t make it the case.

    3. Chuck – businesses are flouting the laws in those states and they have their fair share of Trumpsters not wearing masks. Really, think really hard about a cogent argument by tomorrow’s gruesome tally, okay big guy?

  1. IBJ – sincere thanks for providing the explanatory information that accompanies the data. For example, your information–“Thursday’s number, however, contained a load of historic lab results leading to the addition of 1,058 historical tested individuals, 2,153 historical tests administered and 443 historical cases. Some of the cases in the historical load date back to Nov. 13.”–was helpful in understanding the slight dip in positivity rates. Good job.

  2. With the inaction by our leaders in Indiana to mitigate the Covid-19 pandemic, I ask the following questions:
    Why have the healthcare professions of our State not demanded action?
    Why have the medical professional organizations of our State not demanded action?
    Why have the universities, medical schools, “research” organizations (“Indiana CTSI, BioCrossroads, IBRI, etc.) of our State not demanded action?
    Why have the hospitals of our State which are running out of ICU beds, staff, PPE, etc., etc. not demanded action?
    Why have the insurance companies of our State not demanded action?
    Why have all the media organizations of our State not demanded action?
    Why have the citizens of our State not demanded action?
    How long will it take?
    How many lives will be lost?
    How many jobs will be lost?
    Will we be able to stop the train of inaction before it takes us over the cliff?
    If not, we have only our collective selves to blame!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. 1. So the plan for Indiana is make sure that health care workers get the vaccine so they can remain well enough to take care of the onslaught of new patients. Oh, I forgot, the State is running out of ICU beds (only about 20% left). I guess that we should just tell the new sick Covid-19 patients. “first come, first serve,” or “if you snooze, you lose.” I doubt if the Convention Center or the Colts want to give up any space for temporary hospital facilities. Of course, why should we plan ahead when the current plan is working so well.

    2. Remember back in the spring when there was a shut down ordered by the governor. He assured us that he would follow the numbers and the science on opening things up with his 5 stage plan. It appears that he has kept one of his promises. he is following the number but not the science. By all of the numbers (daily positive cases, hospital census, hospital admissions, deaths, positivity, etc., etc.) we are substantially worse shape, but no hint of changing course. What does the “State of Emergency” really mean? What does the “mask mandate” really? In very simple terms, NOTHING!! So we are on our own.

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