Indiana reports highest number of new deaths since June 6

The Indiana State Department of Health on Tuesday reported 850 new COVID-19 cases and 28 new deaths.

The number of deaths was the largest reported by the health department in a daily report since June 6, when 32 new deaths were reported. The daily number of new deaths includes deaths that have occurred over a range of days but were reported for the first time over the 24-hour period ending at 11:59 p.m. the previous day.

The department reported the testing of 12,106 new individuals, the first time testing has exceeded 12,000 since Aug. 9.

The state’s 7-day testing-positivity rate rose from 7.9% on Monday to 8.2% on Tuesday, while the overall testing-positivity rate dipped to 8.8% after the department added more than 2,000 previously excluded tested individuals.

Marion County reported an increase of 163 cases, the 32nd time in 33 days that the county has seen more than 100 daily cases. The county’s 7-day testing-positivity rate was 7.5%%.

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: 850

Total cumulative cases reported Tuesday: 81,845

Total cumulative cases reported Monday: 81,006

Increase in cumulative cases: 839

Increase in cases reported Aug. 12-18: 5,983

Increase in cases reported Aug. 5-11: 6,607

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: 16,200

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 28

Total deaths: 2,954

Increase in deaths reported Aug. 9-15: 95

Increase in deaths reported Aug. 2-8: 84

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

COVID-19 testing

*New tested individuals: 12,106

Total cumulative tested individuals reported Tuesday: 928,614**

Total cumulative tested individuals reported Monday: 914,633

Increase in cumulative tested individuals: 13,981

Percentage of total testing positive: 8.8%

Seven-day testing-positivity rate: 8.2%

Increase in tests reported July 1-Aug. 1: 268,890

Increase in tests reported June 1-July 1: 223,820

Increase in tests reported May 1-June. 1: 166,257

** The department said it added 2,278 previously excluded tested individuals to this category Tuesday due to a data processing error.

County numbers

Marion County cumulative cases: 16,869 (increase of 163)

Marion County new deaths: 3

Marion County cumulative deaths: 738

Marion County 7-day positivity rate: 7.5%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 3,231

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 2,038

Johnson County cumulative cases: 1,862

Madison County cumulative cases: 1,124

Boone County cumulative cases: 748

Hancock County cumulative cases: 723

Morgan County cumulative cases: 520

Shelby County cumulative cases: 587

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 38.5%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 10.9%

Available ventilators: 81.7%

Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 3.2%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Tuesday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 5,446,233

U.S. deaths: 170,586

Global cases: 21,927,114

Global deaths: 775,000

*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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