The Indiana State Department of Health on Tuesday reported 48 new deaths due to COVID-19, the largest increase in deaths in the daily report since May 21, when the same number was reported.
Newly reported deaths have been in double digits 13 times over the past 15 days. The deaths in Tuesday’s report occurred from Oct. 8 through Monday.
Indiana has reported an increase of 357 deaths so far in October, already topping the numbers in each of the previous three months.
Indiana also reported 1,551 new COVID-19 cases, the 11th time in 12 days that new cases have exceeded 1,500. The state has now seen more than 150,000 positive cases since the start of the pandemic.
The department said the seven-day moving average for cases was 1,802.
Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 were 1,425 as of Monday, up from 1,373 on Sunday. Monday’s number was the highest since May 5.
The department reported the testing of 8,189 more unique individuals, the lowest testing number since Oct. 14. The state’s seven-day positivity rate for unique individuals rose from 11.8 to 12.4%.
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.
*New cases: 1,551
Total cumulative cases reported Tuesday: 150,664
Total cumulative cases reported Monday: 149,166
Increase in cumulative cases: 1,498
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
New deaths: 48
Total deaths: 3,775
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
New tested individuals: 8,189
Total cumulative tested individuals reported Tuesday: 1,572,350
Total cumulative tested individuals reported Monday: 1,564,722
Increase in cumulative tested individuals: 7,628
Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 9.6%
Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 12.4%**
Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 5.8%
Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 6.7%**
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.
Marion County cumulative cases: 24,697 (increase of 145)
Marion County new deaths: 3
Marion County cumulative deaths: 784
Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 10.8%
Hamilton County cumulative cases: 5,962
Hendricks County cumulative cases: 3,183
Johnson County cumulative cases: 2,995
Madison County cumulative cases: 2,295
Boone County cumulative cases: 1,188
Hancock County cumulative cases: 1,141
Morgan County cumulative cases: 922
Shelby County cumulative cases: 794
Indiana intensive care unit usage
Available ICU beds: 36.3%
ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 18.4%
Available ventilators: 78.1%
Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 5%
U.S. and worldwide numbers
As of Tuesday, from Johns Hopkins University:
U.S. cases: 8,224,396
U.S. deaths: 220,338
Global cases: 40,514,091
Global deaths: 1,120,003
*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.