Indiana’s count of new COVID-19 cases tops 2,000 for third straight day

The Indiana State Department of Health on Sunday reported 2,175 new COVID-19 cases, the third day in a row that new cases have topped 2,000.

The department said the seven-day moving average for cases has reached an all-time high of 2,158.

Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 ticked down slightly, from 1,685 on Friday to 1,666 on Saturday. Friday’s mark was highest number since April 14, near the beginning of the pandemic.

The state reported 12 new deaths due to COVID-19, the lowest number since Oct. 12. Newly reported deaths have been in double digits 18 times over the past 20 days.

The department reported the testing of 11,348 more unique individuals, the third day in a row that testing has surpassed 11,000.

The state’s seven-day positivity rate for unique individuals remained at 13.1%.

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: 2,175

Total cumulative cases: 162,607

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 12

Total deaths: 3,894

COVID-19 testing

New tested individuals: 11,384

Total cumulative tested individuals: 1,629,468

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 10%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 13.1%**

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 5.8%

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 6.9%**

** 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: 25,871 (182 new)

Marion County new deaths: 1

Marion County cumulative deaths: 792

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 10.9%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 6,335

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 3,367

Johnson County cumulative cases: 3,239

Madison County cumulative cases: 2,480

Boone County cumulative cases: 1,280

Hancock County cumulative cases: 1,231

Morgan County cumulative cases: 989

Shelby County cumulative cases: 894

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 32%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 23.3%

Available ventilators: 77.2%

Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 5.8%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Sunday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 8,584,571

U.S. deaths: 224,929

Global cases: 42,776,017

Global deaths: 1,151,397

*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’s count of new COVID-19 cases tops 2,000 for third straight day

    1. John M., the reporting of “unique individuals” refers to a person who has not been tested before. There are generally about 30,000 tests per day. But, the vast majority of those are follow-up tests (for those who tested positive recently, or for workers who need regular testing). Hope that helps.

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