Indiana reports smallest number of new COVID-19 cases in two weeks

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The Indiana State Department of Health on Monday reported 603 new COVID-19 cases, the 14th straight day that new cases have exceeded 600. As typical on Mondays, numbers for cases and testing were lower than usual. The case count was the smallest in a daily report in two weeks.

The department reported the testing of 7,829 new individuals, only the third time daily testing has fallen below 8,000 in the past two weeks.

The state’s 7-day testing-positivity rate dipped from 8% on Sunday to 7.9% on Monday while the overall testing-positivity rate stayed at 8.9%.

The state also reported six new deaths due to COVID-19, bringing the total during the pandemic to 2,926.

Marion County reported an increase of 66 cases, snapping a 31-day streak in which cases in the county had risen by more than 100. The county’s 7-day testing-positivity rate remained at 9.3%.

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: 603

Total cumulative cases reported Monday: 81,006

Total cumulative cases reported Sunday: 80,415

Increase in cumulative cases: 591

Increase in cases reported Aug. 11-17: 6,014

Increase in cases reported Aug. 4-10: 6,559

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: 16,200

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 6

Total deaths: 2,926

Increase in deaths reported Aug. 9-15: 92

Increase in deaths reported Aug. 2-8: 64

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

COVID-19 testing

*New tested individuals: 7,829

Total cumulative tested individuals reported Sunday: 914,633

Total cumulative tested individuals reported Sunday: 906,851

Increase in cumulative tested individuals: 7,782

Percentage of total testing positive: 8.9%

Seven-day testing-positivity rate: 7.9%

Increase in tests reported July 1-Aug. 1: 268,890

Increase in tests reported June 1-July 1: 223,820

Increase in tests reported May 1-June. 1: 166,257

County numbers

Marion County cumulative cases: 16,706 (increase of 66)

Marion County new deaths: 0

Marion County cumulative deaths: 735

Marion County 7-day positivity rate: 9.3%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 3,169

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 2,018

Johnson County cumulative cases: 1,848

Madison County cumulative cases: 1,106

Boone County cumulative cases: 740

Hancock County cumulative cases: 720

Morgan County cumulative cases: 512

Shelby County cumulative cases: 582

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 36.2%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 11.4%

Available ventilators: 81.6%

Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 3.3%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Monday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 5,406,679

U.S. deaths: 170,131

Global cases: 21,720,713

Global deaths: 776,157

*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 case

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5 thoughts on “Indiana reports smallest number of new COVID-19 cases in two weeks

  1. Why not celebrate that the infection rate has gone down to 7.7% and that there were only six deaths and the ICU beds also went down why are you saying that it was the 14th time in the last 14 days that there was over 600 cases why are you always celebrating the negative

    1. That wouldn’t fuel the panic.

      Hoping people keep waking up to the propaganda and lack of transparency.