Indiana reports all-time high in new COVID-19 cases, testing


The Indiana State Department of Health on Thursday reported an all-time high of 2,880 new COVID-19 cases, topping the previous high of 2,521 reported Oct. 17.

The department said the seven-day moving average for cases was an all-time high of 2,019.

The department reported the testing of 13,935 more unique individuals. That’s the highest testing number reported in the daily report so far, with the exception of a few days when the department included a backlog of historical unreported cases.

The state reported 42 new deaths due to COVID-19, the second time in three days that deaths have exceeded 40. Newly reported deaths have been in double digits 15 times over the past 17 days.

Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 were 1,515 as of Wednesday, up from 1,484 on Tuesday. The latest number was the highest since May 4.

The state’s seven-day positivity rate for unique individuals rose from 12.7% to 12.9%.

The department reported the testing of 9,385 more unique individuals. The state’s seven-day positivity rate for unique individuals rose from 12.4% to 12.7%.

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: 2,880

Total cumulative cases reported Thursday: 155,246

Total cumulative cases reported Wednesday: 152,396

Increase in cumulative cases: 2,850

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: 42

Total deaths: 3,831

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: 13,935

Total cumulative tested individuals reported Thursday: 1,594,365

Total cumulative tested individuals reported Wednesday: 1,581,109

Increase in cumulative tested individuals: 13,256

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 9.7%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 12.9%**

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 5.8%

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 6.9%**

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: 25,151 (increase of 248)

Marion County new deaths: 1

Marion County cumulative deaths: 785

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 11.2%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 6,117

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 3,268

Johnson County cumulative cases: 3,105

Madison County cumulative cases: 2,350

Boone County cumulative cases: 1,222

Hancock County cumulative cases: 1,182

Morgan County cumulative cases: 937

Shelby County cumulative cases: 817

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 31.1%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 20.1%

Available ventilators: 78.1%

Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 5.1%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Thursday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 8,342,228

U.S. deaths: 222,263

Global cases: 41,341,755

Global deaths: 1,133,032

*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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6 thoughts on “Indiana reports all-time high in new COVID-19 cases, testing

  1. Given that anyone who has a positive test within 60 days of dying is labeled as a Covid death, I’m surprised it’s not higher. If only we could use the PCR cycle rate for testing that the NFL uses, most of these positive test results would go away.

  2. Stop incentivizing the counting of Covid cases and deaths
    We’re the only country listing Covid deaths so liberally.
    Until we get true data, we’ll never understand the extent of the virus and the effective actions needed to counter it.

  3. Nobody is wearing mask anymore in the city, let a!one the rual areas

    AFTER the election will there be big changes?

    Do we go Heard ( Florida) or ENFORCED mask wearing

    just wondering..

    1. Enforced mask wearing is the only answer. Hope for a blue wave if you want a normal life other than mask requirements.

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