The Indiana State Department of Health on Wednesday reported 5,156 new COVID-19 cases, the highest number of cases ever reported in the department’s daily pandemic update.
The previous high for new cases was 5,007 on Nov. 7. New cases have exceeded 4,000 for seven straight days and have topped 2,000 for the past 21 days.
Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 in Indiana continue to escalate, rising from 2,174 on Sunday to 2,336 on Monday to an all-time high of 2,544 on Tuesday. COVID-19 patients occupy 30% of the state’s intensive care beds.
The department said the seven-day moving average for cases reached another all-time high of 4,681.
The state reported 31 more deaths due to COVID-19. Newly reported deaths have reached or topped 25 for 16 straight days and have been in double digits 34 times over the past 36 days.
The department reported the testing of 16,809 more unique individuals. Testing of new individuals has exceeded 10,000 for 15 straight days.
The state’s seven-day positivity rate for unique individuals jumped from 19.2% on Tuesday to 19.9% on Wednesday. The seven-day positivity rate for all tests is 10.3%.
The health department reported 743 more resident COVID-19 cases at Indiana long-term-care facilities over the past week and 147 more deaths, raising the cumulative number of cases to 11,689 and deaths to 2,573.
There were 591 more cases and no deaths among long-term-care staff reported over the last week, bringing cumulative totals to 6,787 cases and 13 deaths.
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: 5,156
Total cumulative cases reported Wednesday: 224,374
Total cumulative cases reported Tuesday: 219,338
Increase in cumulative cases: 5,036
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
New deaths: 31
Total deaths: 4,512
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
New tested individuals: 16,809
Total cumulative tested individuals reported Wednesday: 1,853,700
Total cumulative tested individuals reported Tuesday: 1,837,630
Increase in cumulative tested individuals: 16,070
Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 12.1%
Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 19.9%**
Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 6.4%
Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 10.3%**
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.
Marion County cumulative cases: 32,031 (increase of 726)
Marion County new deaths: 2
Marion County cumulative deaths: 810
Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 15.7%
Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 10.3%
Hamilton County cumulative cases: 8,989
Hendricks County cumulative cases: 4,272
Johnson County cumulative cases: 4,397
Madison County cumulative cases: 3,485
Boone County cumulative cases: 1,680
Hancock County cumulative cases: 1,730
Morgan County cumulative cases: 1,448
Shelby County cumulative cases: 1,329
Indiana intensive care unit usage
Available ICU beds: 26.3%
ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 30%
Available ventilators: 77%
Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 7%
U.S. and worldwide numbers
As of Wednesday, from Johns Hopkins University:
U.S. cases: 10,270,611
U.S. deaths: 239,846
Global cases: 51,636,989
Global deaths: 1,275,124
*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.