Indiana reports record-high number of COVID-19 cases for second straight day

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The Indiana State Department of Health on Saturday reported an all-time daily high of 1,945 new COVID-19 cases, topping the previous record high of 1,832 reported Friday.

The state also reported 21 additional deaths from COVID-19, the 15th time in the past 18 days in which daily deaths have been in double digits. The health department has reported 115 deaths in its daily reports over the past week, an average of 16.4 deaths per day. That’s up from 83 the previous week, an average of 11.9 per day.

The department reported the testing of 11,681 more unique individuals, a decline of 642 from the daily number reported Friday.

The numbers reported Saturday indicate that 16.7% of those tested were positive for the coronavirus, the highest percentage since early May.

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: 1,945

Total cumulative cases reported Saturday: 133,411

Total cumulative cases reported Friday: 131,493

Increase in cumulative cases: 1,918

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: 21

Total deaths: 3,555

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: 11,681

Total cumulative tested individuals reported Saturday: 1,474,639

Total cumulative tested individuals reported Friday: 1,463,436

Increase in cumulative tested individuals: 11,203

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 9.0%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 9.3%**

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 5.7%

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 5.2%**

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: 22,038 (increase of 171)

Marion County new deaths: 0

Marion County cumulative deaths: 771

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 7.6%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 5,441

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 2,941

Johnson County cumulative cases: 2,646

Madison County cumulative cases: 1,997

Boone County cumulative cases: 1,098

Hancock County cumulative cases: 1,032

Morgan County cumulative cases: 823

Shelby County cumulative cases: 719

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 32.3%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 15.2%

Available ventilators: 78.4%

Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 4%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Saturday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 7,670,419

U.S. deaths: 213,860

Global cases: 36,958,704

Global deaths: 1,069,315

*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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17 thoughts on “Indiana reports record-high number of COVID-19 cases for second straight day

  1. As predicted the fraud continues and escalates closer to the election!

    Scare tactic of the Socialist Marxist Communist Democrat Left to scare people from the polls into their mail in voting scheme!

    If it’s safe to go to the grocery store, it’s even safer at the polls due to their strict COVID distance practices.

    1. More from the Larry, Darrell, and Darrell News Network!

      (But how exactly did the president, first lady, and all those White House staffers get sick if all this is a fraud created by Democrats?)

    2. “Socialist Marxist Communist Democrat Left”

      If this is the opposite of Trump, I’m all for it. Your intended slurs are not only far removed from reality–the Democrats are barely even “left” anymore and light years away from Marxism–but no longer frightening anyway. That brainwashing is no longer effective.

      And argument by name-calling isn’t argument. It’s childish.

  2. Can anyone truly believe these numbers? If you choose to then infections are up deaths not much proportionally. 21 deaths and none in marion County. That many people may have died in car crashes or with bee stings. A rush to the finish for democrats

    1. Your “logic” is faulty. We don’t allow cars to drive at any speed and without any safety regulations. We license and highly regulate their use. Otherwise, fatalities and hospitalizations from car crashes would be much higher.

      Similarly, people with deadly allergies don’t ignore them, they carry EpiPens (if they can afford them). Otherwise, fatalities and hospitalizations from bee stings would be much higher.

      Unchecked COVID would be catastrophically deadly and overwhelm our health care systems. We’ve avoided that because of the COVID restrictions, but now we’re trending in the wrong direction again.

    1. And wear them correctly! Constantly pulling it down for a “nose break” while you’re shopping for groceries isn’t wearing your mask correctly. You’re defeating the purpose with your nose exposed.

  3. It is amazing the people pitching the conspiracy theory.
    Chris B., Darrell, Jeffery, and Bernard, who is only concerned with hospitalizations and comorbidity. Data and facts do matter, and it has already been proven masks and social distancing have worked in keeping the numbers down.
    This virus isn’t political. What more proof do you people need? Open your eyes!! If Trump, First Lady, and 25 members of the WH had worn masks and social distanced they wouldn’t have gotten the virus! You all just don’t get it and never will because you don’t want to, you just want to gripe and complain.

  4. Outrageous. Democratic and Marxist. Huh?
    By the way, the redistribution of tax revenue, the plan (fantasy) of trickle down economic benefits, payments to farmers due to bad trade policies, bailout payments to airlines to support operations and staffing . . . . reflect true socialism. Apparently, one need not fear COVID, the president said so.

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