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.
*New cases: 6,283
Total cumulative cases: 440,850
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
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
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.
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.