Indiana reports another 5,708 new COVID-19 cases, 50 more deaths

The Indiana State Department of Health on Friday reported 5,708 new COVID-19 cases, the second highest number of new cases ever reported in the daily update.

The previous high for new cases was 6,654 on Thursday. New cases have exceeded 4,000 for nine straight days and have topped 2,000 for the past 23 days.

Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 in Indiana dipped slightly, from an all-time high of 2,569 on Wednesday to 2,548 on Thursday. COVID-19 patients occupy 30.9% of the state’s intensive care beds.

The department said the seven-day moving average for cases reached another all-time high of 5,127.

The state reported 50 more deaths due to COVID-19. Newly reported deaths have reached or topped 25 for 18 straight days and have been in double digits 36 times over the past 38 days.

The state has reported 308 new COVID-19 deaths over the past seven days (an average of 44 per day) compared with 256 (36.5 per day) the previous week.

The department reported the testing of 17,959 more unique individuals. Testing of new individuals has exceeded 10,000 for 17 straight days.

The state’s seven-day positivity rate for unique individuals jumped from 20.4% on Thursday to 20.8% on Friday. The seven-day positivity rate for all tests is 10.6%.

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: 5,708

Total cumulative cases reported Friday: 236,565

Total cumulative cases reported Thursday: 230,965

Increase in cumulative cases: 5,600

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: 50

Total deaths: 4,613

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: 17,959

Total cumulative tested individuals reported Wednesday: 1,893,070

Total cumulative tested individuals reported Thursday: 1,876,317

Increase in cumulative tested individuals: 16,753

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 12.5%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 20.8%**

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 6.5%

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 10.6%**

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: 33,579 (increase of 637)

Marion County new deaths: 2

Marion County cumulative deaths: 816

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 17.3%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 10.9%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 9,589

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 4,496

Johnson County cumulative cases: 4,601

Madison County cumulative cases: 3,676

Boone County cumulative cases: 1,838

Hancock County cumulative cases: 1,868

Morgan County cumulative cases: 1,513

Shelby County cumulative cases: 1,394

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 23.5%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 30.9%

Available ventilators: 76.3%

Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 7.7%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Friday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 10,582,938

U.S. deaths: 242,710

Global cases: 53,021,603

Global deaths: 1,297,347

*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 5,708 new COVID-19 cases, 50 more deaths

  1. To avoid confusion, you should know that the 50 deaths were spread out from 10-29-20 to 11-12-20 (Fox59 website). They were NOT all on ONE DAY. That should always be clarified.

    1. Gloria, the health department reports new deaths every day. Those deaths always occur over a range of dates, but they haven’t been reported before. We provide a link in this report every day to the health department web site where you can get that information and even more in-depth data. Fox59 simply shows an image from that same page.

    1. Chuck, 17,900 is one of the highest numbers so far, but there were more than 22,000 new individuals tested the previous day.

  2. Gloria, it doesn’t matter; the same is true for each previous day. What matters is that the state is on track to have more deaths reported in November than in the early months of the pandemic and that is a pretty big deal.

  3. It is beyond belief that anyone in our local and State governments would allow this total disaster to continue unchecked. The State’s plan is too little and too late. The plan must be more aggressive and thorough. It is totally clear that the current administration does not have the internal medical expertise to make a decent plan to balance both health and the economy simultaneously. It appears that there is no group within our State that be willing to seriously confront the current administration to force it to make significant chances. Healthcare professionals, hospital systems, medical societies, etc. have been eerily silent.

    Even though I have written the following many times before, the basics remain the same. The citizenry of our State have to get the message again and again and again, etc. (Remember how long it took to get people to wear seat belts!!!!!!!!!!! The same craziness against seat belts is being used to avoid masks. Many of the same mistakes were made during the 1918 pandemic as well. Too bad history seems to be avoided in our schools at all levels.)

    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

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