Indiana reports another 4,689 COVID-19 cases; hospitalizations hit another high

The Indiana State Department of Health on Sunday reported 4,689 new cases of COVID-19, the fourth day in a row that new cases have exceeded 4,000 and the 18th straight day they’ve exceeded 2,000.

Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 rose from 2,036 on Friday to an all-time high of 2,070 on Saturday. The department said the seven-day moving average for cases reached another all-time high of 4,055.

Sunday’s report also included 36 more COVID-19 deaths. Newly reported deaths have reached or topped 25 for 13 straight days and have been in double digits 31 times over the past 33 days.

Indiana has reported 262 new deaths over the past seven days, up from 229 the previous week.

The department reported the testing of 16,217 more unique individuals. Testing of new individuals has exceeded 10,000 for 12 straight days.

The state’s seven-day positivity rate for unique individuals jumped from 17.5% on Saturday to 18.2% on Sunday.

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: 4,689

Total cumulative cases reported Sunday: 210,374

Total cumulative cases reported Saturday: 205,722

Increase in cumulative cases: 4,652

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: 36

Total deaths: 4,383

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: 16,217

Total cumulative tested individuals reported Sunday: 1,809,940

Total cumulative tested individuals reported Saturday: 1,794,398

Increase in cumulative tested individuals: 15,542

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 11.6%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 18.2%**

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 6.2%

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 9.5%**

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: 30,427 (increase of 432)

Marion County new deaths: 1

Marion County cumulative deaths: 804

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 13.9%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 8,418

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 4,082

Johnson County cumulative cases: 4,131

Madison County cumulative cases: 3,276

Boone County cumulative cases: 1,634

Hancock County cumulative cases: 1,613

Morgan County cumulative cases: 1,314

Shelby County cumulative cases: 1,223

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 30.5%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 24.2%

Available ventilators: 77.3%

Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 6.2%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Sunday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 9,879,323

U.S. deaths: 237,192

Global cases: 50,052,204

Global deaths: 1,253,110

*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 another 4,689 COVID-19 cases; hospitalizations hit another high

    1. Hey Basement Bideners… happy to wear a mask but we’re not gonna stay in the basement forever

    2. Glen F – no one is asking you to stay in your basement. Just wear a mask and keep a distance.

  1. History is repeating itself (Learn some history of the 1918 pandemic even though it is a different virus and not from any form of social media, i.e. Facebook, twitter, etc. Actually read a book!) if one does not wear a mask, socially distance, and use good hand hygiene. Otherwise, the whole population is going to pay for this arrogance and selfishness in the form of overloading the healthcare system and shutting down more jobs!

    I posted the following yesterday, and I will keep posting this as long we have an incompetent government which does not want to keep its citizens safe!!!!!
    New record numbers every day!!!! How many citizens are we going let get sick, and how many are we going let die? It really is as simple as that.
    However, let me try to understand the logic of the State response to the surging pandemic: Stage 5 is okay. Our focus, per Dr. Box, is to increase the amount of healthcare staff and healthcare capacity to take care of the increasing number of sick people. Oh by the way, please wear you mask, pretty please!! (I love it when Health Commissioner, who recently got over COVID-19 episode, has only this to offer to curb the raging pandemic in our State.
    As I have said before our State needs outside expertise (e.g. Dr. Anthony Fauci) to tell us citizens the REAL status of our State’s current plan to mitigate the pandemic of our State. The current “experts” from State outside of government (e.g. IU) have done little more than to create a bunch of numbers that are totally not understood by the common lay person.
    There needs to a ground swell of outrage from the medical community (i.e. hospital, physicians, medical organizations, nursing organization, pharmacists, etc.) to force a change in how our State is handling the pandemic.
    The State has the money to finance, through the Care ACT, to fund a more comprehensively plan to provide all the necessary tools (PPE, testing, contact tracing, etc.) to get the situation under control.
    A responsible government would be able to balance the economy AND public health. Indiana appears not to be able to multi-task. A responsible State government would be able to do both. (As a small business owner, I have lost at least 50% of my income for the year. I know the financial consequences of the pandemic. It took months as the beginning to obtain the necessary amount of PPE to keep my employees and customers safe. I have been able to keep the staff intact as well. However, one does not know what the future will bring)
    Hopefully, with the election over for the State, our local leaders will begin to multi-task. Frankly, I do not expect any progress. With the flu season beginning and with more indoor events, we need to expect that things are just going to get worse.
    Everyone for our State should realize that our current situation was avoidable. Letting things get worse by this State’s administration is UNCONSCIONABLE and INDEFENSIBLE.
    Everyone should re-watch the scene from “NETWORK” where Peter Finch gives a speech that still resonates today. Here is the YOUTUBE link:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwMVMbmQBug

    1. Now that Biden’s in charge soon he’s going to get a handle on it quickly and make it go away 🙄

    2. Glen that isn’t the point and you know it. The point is Trump promised us that it would disappear after the election. Obviously those of us who didn’t vote for him know better, but much of his base believes it’s a hoax.

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