Indiana saw COVID-19 cases, deaths jump significantly in October

The Indiana State Department of Health on Sunday reported 2,787 new COVID-19 cases, the lowest number of new reported cases  in the department’s daily report since Wednesday. New cases had exceeded 3,000 in three previous three days and have topped topped 2,000 for 11 straight days.

The department said the seven-day moving average for cases reached an all-time high of 2,804.

Cumulative numbers show an increase of 60,932 COVID-19 cases in the state from Oct. 1 to Nov. 1. That’s more than double the number reported in any previous month of the pandemic.

Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 ticked down to 1,732 on Saturday after reaching 1,740 on Friday. Friday’s number was the highest mark since April 13, when COVID hospitalizations reached an all-time high of 1,799.

The state reported 28 new deaths due to COVID-19, bringing Indiana’s total to 4,124. Newly reported deaths have been in double digits 25 times over the past 27 days.

Cumulative numbers show an increase of 706 reported COVID-19 deaths in the state from Oct. 1 to Nov. 1, more than double the increase in the previous month. October’s death count was the highest in any month since May.

The department reported the testing of 11,433 more unique individuals, bringing the total in that category to 1,709,944.

Cumulative numbers show an increase of 322,213 tested individuals in the state from Oct. 1 to Nov. 1, slightly more than in September but fewer than in August.

The state’s seven-day positivity rate for unique individuals jumped from 15.1% on Saturday to 15.6% on Sunday.

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: 2,787

Total cumulative cases reported Sunday: 182,108

Total cumulative cases reported Saturday: 179,358

Increase in cumulative cases: 2,750

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: 28

Total deaths: 4,124

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: 11,433

Total cumulative tested individuals reported Sunday: 1,709,944

Total cumulative tested individuals reported Saturday: 1,699,008

Increase in cumulative tested individuals: 10,936

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 10.6%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 15.6%**

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 5.9%

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 8.1%**

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: 27,690 (increase of 240)

Marion County new deaths: 0

Marion County cumulative deaths: 796

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 13%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 7,085

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 3,678

Johnson County cumulative cases: 3,599

Madison County cumulative cases: 2,862

Boone County cumulative cases: 1,421

Hancock County cumulative cases: 1,368

Morgan County cumulative cases: 1,079

Shelby County cumulative cases: 1,019

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 30.8%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 22.9%

Available ventilators: 77.7%

Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 5.4%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Sunday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 9,130,482

U.S. deaths: 230,586

Global cases: 46,196,087

Global deaths: 1,197,194

*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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5 thoughts on “Indiana saw COVID-19 cases, deaths jump significantly in October

  1. Holcomb moved the state to Stage 5 on Sept 26, 2019. Not a wise move to move to Stage 5 when we are approaching fall/winter. He is Trump’s little man.

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