The Indiana State Department of Health on Thursday reported 6,654 new COVID-19 cases, marking another record for new cases in the department’s daily pandemic update. Testing hit an all-time daily high.
The previous high for new cases was 5,156 on Wednesday. New cases have exceeded 4,000 for eight straight days and have topped 2,000 for the past 22 days.
Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 in Indiana continue to escalate, rising from 2,544 on Tuesday to 2,569 on Wednesday. COVID-19 patients occupy 31% of the state’s intensive care beds.
The department said the seven-day moving average for cases reached another all-time high of 4,991.
The state reported 51 more deaths due to COVID-19. Newly reported deaths have reached or topped 25 for 17 straight days and have been in double digits 35 times over the past 37 days.
The department reported the testing of 24,033 more unique individuals. Testing of new individuals has exceeded 10,000 for 16 straight days. The state said Thursday’s testing numbers included an older load of negative lab results, leading to the addition of 2,735 tested individuals and 5,688 tests.
The state’s seven-day positivity rate for unique individuals jumped from 19.9% on Wednesday to 20.4% on Thursday. The seven-day positivity rate for all tests is 10.5%.
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.
*New cases: 6,654
Total cumulative cases reported Thursday: 230,965
Total cumulative cases reported Wednesday: 224,374
Increase in cumulative cases: 6,591
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: 51
Total deaths: 4,563
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: 24,033
Total cumulative tested individuals reported Thursday: 1,876,317
Total cumulative tested individuals reported Wednesday: 1,853,700
Increase in cumulative tested individuals: 22,617
Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 12.3%
Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 20.4%**
Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 6.4%
Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 10.5%**
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: 39,962 (increase of 943)
Marion County new deaths: 4
Marion County cumulative deaths: 814
Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 16.6%
Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 10.7%
Hamilton County cumulative cases: 9,315
Hendricks County cumulative cases: 4,389
Johnson County cumulative cases: 4,507
Madison County cumulative cases: 3,573
Boone County cumulative cases: 1,786
Hancock County cumulative cases: 1,805
Morgan County cumulative cases: 1,484
Shelby County cumulative cases: 1,362
Indiana intensive care unit usage
Available ICU beds: 22.3%
ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 31%
Available ventilators: 75.6%
Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 7%
U.S. and worldwide numbers
As of Thursday, from Johns Hopkins University:
U.S. cases: 10,421,678
U.S. deaths: 241,907
Global cases: 52,331,462
Global deaths: 1,287,051
*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.