Indiana reports near-high in new COVID-19 cases

The Indiana State Department of Health on Friday reported 1,495 new COVID-19 cases, just short of an all-time high for new positive cases in the department’s daily report.

The previous high was 1,499 on Sept. 18. That day’s count, however, was boosted by the inclusion of 462 older cases. Friday’s count included cases reported only on Oct. 1.

New cases have exceeded 900 in six of the last eight daily reports.

The state also reported 13 additional deaths, the fifth day in a row that deaths have been in double digits.

The latest monthly figures show a slight decrease in reported COVID-19 cases in the state in October compared with September, while deaths rose slightly and testing of unique individuals declined.

The department on Friday reported the testing of 10,972 more unique individuals, the seventh time in nine days that testing has topped 8,000.

The cumulative positivity rate for unique individuals rose from 8.7% to 8.8% and the seven-day positivity rate for unique individuals stayed to 7%.

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: 1,495

Total cumulative cases reported Friday: 122,640

Total cumulative cases reported Thursday: 121,176

Increase in cumulative cases: 1,464

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: 13

Total deaths: 3,429

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: 10,972

Total cumulative tested individuals reported Friday: 1,398,522

Total cumulative tested individuals reported Thursday: 1,387,731

Increase in cumulative tested individuals: 10,791

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 8.8%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 7%**

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 5.8%

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 3.9%**

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: 21,781 (increase of 169)

Marion County new deaths: 0

Marion County cumulative deaths: 769

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 6.8%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 5,110

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 2,816

Johnson County cumulative cases: 2,441

Madison County cumulative cases: 1,792

Boone County cumulative cases: 1,024

Hancock County cumulative cases: 959

Morgan County cumulative cases: 755

Shelby County cumulative cases: 692

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 33.4%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 13.1%

Available ventilators: 79.9%

Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 3.5%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Friday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 7,288,166

U.S. deaths: 208,025

Global cases: 34,374,469

Global deaths: 1,024,426

*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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