Indiana tops 1,000 new COVID-19 cases for fourth straight day

The Indiana State Department of Health on Sunday reported 1,048 new COVID-19 cases, the fourth day in a row that cases have topped 1,000. The department reported 1,036 new cases on Saturday, an all-time daily high of 1,253 new cases on Friday, and 1,051 new cases on Thursday.

The department on Sunday also reported the testing of 12,766 more individuals, the second-highest daily total since the beginning of the pandemic. It was the seventh time in the past 10 days that testing has exceeded 10,000.

The 7-day testing positivity rate dipped from 7.8% on Saturday to 7.7% on Sunday. The state’s overall testing-positivity rate remained at 8.8%.

Only one COVID-19 death was reported Sunday, the lowest daily total since June 29.

Marion County reported an increase of 159 cases, the 24th straight day that cases in the county have risen by more than 100. The county’s 7-day testing-positivity rate was 9.5%.

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: 1,048

Total cumulative cases reported Sunday: 74,328

Total cumulative cases reported Saturday: 73,287

Increase in cumulative cases: 1,041

Increase in cases reported Aug. 3-9: 6,471

Increase in cases reported July 27-Aug. 2: 5,485

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: 1

Total deaths: 2,835

Increase in deaths reported Aug. 3-9: 61

Increase in deaths reported July 27-Aug. 2: 69

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: 12,766

Total cumulative tested individuals reported Sunday: 841,125

Total cumulative tested individuals reported Saturday: 828,466

Increase in cumulative tested individuals: 12,659

Percentage of total testing positive: 8.8%

Seven-day testing-positivity rate: 7.7%

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: 15,860 (increase of 159)

Marion County new deaths: 0

Marion County cumulative deaths: 725

Marion County 7-day positivity rate: 9.5%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 2,763

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 1,887

Johnson County cumulative cases: 1,757

Madison County cumulative cases: 979

Boone County cumulative cases: 678

Hancock County cumulative cases: 660

Morgan County cumulative cases: 476

Shelby County cumulative cases: 553

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 34.9%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 11.3%

Available ventilators: 76.2%

Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 2.8%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Sunday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 5,002,523

U.S. deaths: 162,555

Global cases: 19,690,080

Global deaths: 727,897

*New cases and tests are previously unreported cases and tests submitted to the Indiana State Health Department in the 24 hours through 11:59 p.m. the previous day. This category typically contains numerous duplicates—as many as 20% or more—that are later eliminated from the cumulative totals.

Please enable JavaScript to view this content.

Story Continues Below

Editor's note: You can comment on IBJ stories by signing in to your IBJ account. If you have not registered, please sign up for a free account now. Please note our updated comment policy that will govern how comments are moderated.

13 thoughts on “Indiana tops 1,000 new COVID-19 cases for fourth straight day

  1. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

    Those corrupt Deep State Democrat controlled agencies ……LOL!!!

    They didn’t get the negative jobs report for July they wanted so as always here we go again and again! 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

    1. Idiot. Where’s your proof that the Covid #s are being manipulated. BTW, jobs report was tepid.

    2. It’s right there on QAnon, Horatio. Or Breitbart, or one of those other fact-free sites.

  2. Covid tests are so unreliable for cases and deaths.
    Look at low number of ICU beds and vents being used.
    Isn’t that why we were restricted in the first place?
    Let’s get back to our lives.
    More folks are dying from unrelated illnesses because they’re scared to get treatment.
    Please don’t let your hatred of Trump cloud your vision of reality.

    1. Bingo. And remember folks: CDC now admits (about 60 days after proven in other nations) that people can test positive for 90 DAYS! after infection but only contagious for 10 days. So, the case increase should be celebrated as it means 1). we closer to herd immunity and 2). our hospitals are CLEARLY able to deal with this just fine – a fact that is true even if you suspend all logic to conclude all these positive cases are new, contagious people.

  3. WOW!, “fourth straight day” that we’ve tested everything that walks. IBJ conducting a clinic on how to choose headlines to create the most fear. As I said 4 months ago, the fear mongering will last until November 3rd then everyone will start treating it like the flu, which the real numbers resemble, especially if you take out NY and NJ.

  4. Why is everyone so sensitive about this topic? The IBJ isn’t sensationalizing anything in their headlines. It’s literally just a story with data provided by the State of Indiana. If you don’t like the numbers, wear a mask in public like you’re told to. Then you’ll be able to brag about how Trump defeated the virus with distorted facts and misinformation.

  5. Charles, why do you say that “we’ve tested everything that walks”. Indiana’s population is roughly 6.8M people. Only a fraction of the population in Indiana has been tested.

    Jonathan – you’re not accurately representing what the CDC has stated. Take a look at it again; there are currently 2 types of tests that are FDA approved. I suggest that you have someone explain what they mean to you.

    Covid-19 is not a political issue. It’s a public health issue that unfortunately has been politicized.

    Stop getting your news from social media. And don’t forget to wear a mask when you’re in public!

  6. Wear your mask and don’t run with scissors and you should be totally safe. Positive tests dramatically increasing while deaths diminish. Other nations all sited for their responses and touted as the gold standard for fighting the’virus’ . Don’t believe any of those nations are experiencing its most contentious election in its history.

    1. None of those other countries have 5 million cases and 150,000 deaths, either. This is only about the election because our president has made it so.

  7. How many were re-tested and found negative? All of our service techs who test positive go to another facility [usually a real hospital] and get a second test. Most come back negative. We had one guy who didn’t get re-tested and took the 14 day quarantine after he found out he would get paid for staying home.

{{ articles_remaining }}
Free {{ article_text }} Remaining
{{ articles_remaining }}
Free {{ article_text }} Remaining Article limit resets on
{{ count_down }}