Indiana reports highest number of COVID-19 deaths in 10 days

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The Indiana State Department of Health on Friday reported 912 new COVID-19 cases and 19 more deaths from the coronavirus. That’s the highest number of deaths in the daily report since July 21, when 20 new deaths were reported.

Friday’s number marked the 17th time in 18 days that new cases have exceeded 600.

The health department on Friday also reported that 11,586 new individuals were tested for COVID-19. Testing has topped 8,000 in 16 of the last 18 days and exceeded 11,000 in six of the past nine days. The state’s positivity rate over the entire  pandemic remained at 8.9%.

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: 912

Total cumulative cases reported Friday: 66,154

Total cumulative cases reported Thursday: 65,253

Increase in cumulative cases: 901

Increase in cases reported July 25-July 31: 5,582

Increase in cases reported July 18-24: 5,785

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 19

Total deaths: 2,765

Increase in deaths reported July 25-July 31: 78

Increase in deaths reported July 18-24: 77

COVID-19 testing

*New tested individuals: 11,586

Total cumulative tested individuals reported Friday: 747,383

Total cumulative tested individuals reported Thursday: 735,848

Increase in cumulative tested individuals: 11,535

Percentage of total testing positive: 8.9%

Seven-day testing-positivity rate: 7.1%

County numbers

Marion County cumulative cases: 14,432 (increase of 162)

Marion County new deaths: 1

Marion County cumulative deaths: 718

Marion County 7-day positivity rate: 8.6%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 2,410

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 1,711

Johnson County cumulative cases: 1,616

Madison County cumulative cases: 812

Boone County cumulative cases: 613

Hancock County cumulative cases: 597

Morgan County cumulative cases: 410

Shelby County cumulative cases: 500

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 42.4%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 11.7%

Available ventilators: 84.1%

Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 2.8%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Friday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 4,496,737

U.S. deaths: 152,074

Global cases: 17,334,539

Global deaths: 674,038

*New cases and tests are previously unreported cases and tests submitted to the Indiana State Health Department in the 24 hours through 11:59 p.m. the previous day. This category typically contains numerous duplicates—as many as 20% or more—that are later eliminated from the cumulative totals.

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