Indiana reports all-time daily high in new COVID-19 cases

The Indiana State Department of Health on Friday reported an all-time daily high of 1,832 new COVID-19 cases, marking the seventh time in nine days that new cases have exceeded 1,000.

The previous high was 1,499 on Sept. 18. That day’s count, however, was boosted by the inclusion of 462 older cases.

The state has seen an increase of 8,853 reported cases over the past week, an average of 1,265 per day.

The state also reported 19 additional deaths from COVID-19, the 14th time in the past 17 days in which daily deaths have been in double digits.

The department reported the testing of 12,323 more unique individuals, the highest mark since Sept. 4.

The cumulative positivity rate for unique individuals rose from 8.9% to 9% and the seven-day positivity rate for unique individuals rose from 9.2% to 9.3%.

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: 1,832

Total cumulative cases reported Friday: 131,493

Total cumulative cases reported Thursday: 129,677

Increase in cumulative cases: 1,816

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: 19

Total deaths: 3,534

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: 12,323

Total cumulative tested individuals reported Friday: 1,463,436

Total cumulative tested individuals reported Thursday: 1,451,391

Increase in cumulative tested individuals: 12,045

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 9.0%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 9.3%**

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 5.7%

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 5.1%**

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: 22,867 (increase of 178)

Marion County new deaths: 0

Marion County cumulative deaths: 771

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 8.1%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 5,382

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 2,926

Johnson County cumulative cases: 2,609

Madison County cumulative cases: 1,953

Boone County cumulative cases: 1,088

Hancock County cumulative cases: 1,010

Morgan County cumulative cases: 813

Shelby County cumulative cases: 711

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 30.3%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 16.1%

Available ventilators: 78.8%

Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 4%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Friday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 7,611,616

U.S. deaths: 212,840

Global cases: 36,593,879

Global deaths: 1,063,084

*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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19 thoughts on “Indiana reports all-time daily high in new COVID-19 cases

    1. Relax Randy. Did you read the part about testing 12,323 more unique individuals? The most since Sept. 4? Positivity rate barely rose. It’s going to be okay Randy, contrary to what they want you to believe. Go live your life man.

    2. Kevin, everywhere I go, I see groups of people not wearing masks or wearing them improperly. They do work. Chris B. – get a clue – the positivity rate has been going up steadily for the last several weeks. jennifer s. – haha, good one, Babe! 🙂

  1. How about this for a headline: “BREAKING: Indiana tests 12,323 more unique individuals, the highest mark since Sept. 4. The cumulative positivity rate for unique individuals rose slightly from 8.9% to 9%.”

    Not negative enough or dramatic enough, right?

    1. Exactly Chris B. The manipulation (and omission) of the facts to support an agenda is absolutely sickening! Smarten up people…please!

    2. 9% is a very alarming positivity rate. The guidelines from various research institutions like John’s Hopkins says so. The headline should be alarming because the story is.

    3. With just under 22% of the entire State’s population having been tested, the “needle” should statistically not be moving at all, as the sample size is definitely large enough to remove individual variability. So then the question remains, why is the positivity rate going up as stated instead of staying steady? Even a little movement such as .1% at this point is statistically very significant. It would seem highly likely that there is increasing exposure to the virus by individuals that are not abiding by generally accepted scientific recommendations.

      And while the overall State case rate is rising, the Marion County case rate is dropping as a percentage of the whole, indicating that the most recent cases are occurring in presumably rural portions of the State. Why is that? More educated people? Better leadership in Marion County? Better understanding of the value of wearing a mask? Some other factor? Personally, I believe that it indicates that face masks are working.

  2. Why aren’t these darn masks working?!
    I’m afraid to go outside with all the sick people walking around and the dead bodies to step over.
    Please Mayor Joe, save us!!!

    1. Because 20% of the population is too selfish to wear them. And because there shouldn’t be indoor bars/restaurants open without severe capacity restrictions.

  3. Didn’t say it wasn’t true Michael G. But what is also true is that it’s also the highest amount of tests done and the positivity rate barely moved. Any relation to Kenny G, by chance?

    1. Chris B., the number of tests in today’s report do not affect the 7-day positivity rate. As noted in the report, the health department uses a 6-day lag to allow time to receive comprehensive results. Today’s numbers showed that more than 15% of the unique individuals tested were positive for COVID. We haven’t seen that high of a daily percentage since May. The cumulative positivity rate has been slowly climbing for weeks. It hasn’t been this high since July.

  4. What I hate is how this issue is dividing us. We DO NOT NEED that. Everyone seems to think they are smarter than the next person. Just live your life, be smart in your choices, and respect each other. If you think the government is the answer, that is your first mistake.

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