Indiana reports record-high 6,654 new COVID-19 cases, 51 more deaths

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.

COVID-19 cases

*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

COVID-19 deaths

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

COVID-19 testing

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.

County numbers

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.

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8 thoughts on “Indiana reports record-high 6,654 new COVID-19 cases, 51 more deaths

    1. They want herd immunity, remember? They’re about to see what a stressed healthcare system looks like. It isn’t going to be pretty…

    2. They will come up with every excuse in the book not to believe the numbers………or continue to say that my neighbor’s co-worker’s friend had it and said it wasn’t that bad. They live in an alternate realty,

  1. Hey, Grant and Jennifer, the only immunity is “herd immunity” if that is what you want to call it. History has PROVEN this. This is achieved through massive exposure, recovery and less and less susceptibility. Or it is achieved through vaccinations or a combination of both. Lockdowns only delay the inevitable. It also leaves the people held out or “locked down” in a point of stasis. They don’t develop immunity while being cocooned. When exposure eventually comes, and it will, they will be right back at square one. This is a nasty virus and screaming for easy fixes or completely ineffective measures won’t change anything. Better testing, better seclusion of those that are sick and better treatment is a better answer.

    1. True Neil.
      People who this they can contain a respiratory virus like this one are the same ones who think they can control the climate.
      Protect the vulnerable for Covid, because it’s going to run its course.
      Protect the environment as much as possible from super polluters like China, but know that you can’t control it.

    2. Lockdowns slow the spread until the therapeutics and vaccines are available… which is coming. That’s not “the inevitable”.

  2. The Governor is doing too little and in many respects too late. This is not a serious plan to mitigate the pandemic which is totally out of control.

    So I will continue to post the following since the underlying issues remain the same:

    I posted this yesterday, and I will keep posting this as long we have an incompetent government which does not want to keep its citizens safe!!!!!
    New record numbers every day!!!! How many citizens are we going let get sick, and how many are we going let die? It really is as simple as that.
    However, let me try to understand the logic of the State response to the surging pandemic: Stage 5 is okay. Our focus, per Dr. Box, is to increase the amount of healthcare staff and healthcare capacity to take care of the increasing number of sick people. Oh by the way, please wear you mask, pretty please!! (I love it when Health Commissioner, who recently got over COVID-19 episode, has only this to offer to curb the raging pandemic in our State.
    As I have said before our State needs outside expertise (e.g. Dr. Anthony Fauci) to tell us citizens the REAL status of our State’s current plan to mitigate the pandemic of our State. The current “experts” from State outside of government (e.g. IU) have done little more than to create a bunch of numbers that are totally not understood by the common lay person.
    There needs to a ground swell of outrage from the medical community (i.e. hospital, physicians, medical organizations, nursing organization, pharmacists, etc.) to force a change in how our State is handling the pandemic.
    The State has the money to finance, through the Care ACT, to fund a more comprehensively plan to provide all the necessary tools (PPE, testing, contact tracing, etc.) to get the situation under control.
    A responsible government would be able to balance the economy AND public health. Indiana appears not to be able to multi-task. A responsible State government would be able to do both. (As a small business owner, I have lost at least 50% of my income for the year. I know the financial consequences of the pandemic. It took months as the beginning to obtain the necessary amount of PPE to keep my employees and customers safe. I have been able to keep the staff intact as well. However, one does not know what the future will bring)
    Hopefully, with the election over for the State, our local leaders will begin to multi-task. Frankly, I do not expect any progress. With the flu season beginning and with more indoor events, we need to expect that things are just going to get worse.
    Everyone for our State should realize that our current situation was avoidable. Letting things get worse by this State’s administration is UNCONSCIONABLE and INDEFENSIBLE.
    Everyone should re-watch the scene from “NETWORK” where Peter Finch gives a speech that still resonates today. Here is the YOUTUBE link:

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