Indiana sees another 125 COVID-19 deaths, 6,283 more cases

The Indiana State Department of Health on Wednesday reported 6,283 new COVID-19 cases, the highest daily total since Saturday’s report. New cases have exceeded 4,000 in 42 straight daily reports.

The state reported 125 more deaths due to COVID-19, the third-highest number of new deaths ever contained in the daily report. Indiana has reported 578 COVID-19 deaths over the past seven days, an average of 82.6 per day. That’s up from 520 the previous week, or 520 per day.

Marion County saw another 964 more COVID-19 cases and 18 more deaths, bring cumulative totals to 60,483 cases and 1,006 deaths.

Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 dipped from 3,229 on Monday to 3,192 on Tuesday. The high was 3,460 set on Nov. 30.

Hospitals are nearing capacity in intensive care units throughout the state. COVID-19 patients occupy 39.9% of the state’s intensive care beds and non-COVID patients are taking up 48.9%, leaving only 11.2% available.

The department said it tested 15,471 new individuals, the 50th straight day that testing in that category has exceeded 10,000.

The 7-day positivity rate for unique individuals remained at 24.5%.

In its weekly update of long-term-care facility COVID-19 counts,the department said there were 1,400 new cases and 265 more deaths among residents over the week ended Dec. 9, bringing resident totals during the pandemic to 17,519 cases and 3,547 deaths. There have been 11,292 cumulative staff cases and 15 staff deaths.

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: 6,283

Total cumulative cases440,850

Increase in cases reported Nov. 1-Dec. 1: 162,265

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: 125

Total deaths: 6,781

Increase in deaths reported Nov. 1-Dec. 1: 1,474

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: 15,471

Total cumulative tested individuals: 2,461,562

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 17.9%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 24.5%**

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 7.9%

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 12.5%**

Increase in unique tested individuals reported Nov. 1-Dec. 1: 507,314

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: 60,483 (increase of 964)

Marion County new deaths: 18

Marion County cumulative deaths: 1,006

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 23.8%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 13.7%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 19,846

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 9,356

Johnson County cumulative cases: 9,922

Madison County cumulative cases: 7,471

Boone County cumulative cases: 3,641

Hancock County cumulative cases: 4,254

Morgan County cumulative cases: 3,537

Shelby County cumulative cases: 2,874

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 11.2%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 39.9%

Available ventilators: 69.8%

Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 13.6%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Wednesday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 16,737,063

U.S. deaths: 304,094

Global cases: 73,669,910

Global deaths: 1,639,422

*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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3 thoughts on “Indiana sees another 125 COVID-19 deaths, 6,283 more cases

    1. Good observation — saw the same thing. It’s actually been in the mid-upper 40s for the last month, so I thought the drop below 40% was a very positive sign. Ventilator use is also down a bit for Covid patients.

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