Indiana’s daily COVID-19 report contains new highs for deaths, hospitalizations

The Indiana State Department of Health on Tuesday reported 142 new deaths from COVID-19, by far the highest number of new deaths ever reported in the department’s daily update. The previous high was 103 on Nov. 24.

The high death number is likely due to a backlog of reporting over the Thanksgiving holiday. While the new deaths were all reported to the health department on Monday, most of them occurred over a six-day period starting Nov. 25. One occurred as far back as Oct. 27.

Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 are still climbing, reaching another all-time high Monday of 3,460.

The health department reported 5,518 new COVID-19 cases, the 19th time in the past 21 days that reported cases have topped 5,000.

The health department reported the testing of 13,041 new individuals, bringing the cumulative total to 2,204,581.

COVID-19 patients occupy 45.7% of the state’s intensive care beds. The state said 24.2% of its ICU beds are still available.

November turned out to be a record-setter for the pandemic, with increases in cases (162,265), deaths (1,474) and tested individuals (507,314) setting monthly highs.

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: 5,518

Total cumulative cases344,373

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: 142

Total deaths: 5,598

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: 13,041

Total cumulative tested individuals: 2,217,258

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 15.5%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 21.6%**

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 7.3%

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 11%**

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: 46,886 (increase of 769)

Marion County new deaths: 15

Marion County cumulative deaths: 885

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 19.8%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 11.8%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 14,617

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 6,961

Johnson County cumulative cases: 7,267

Madison County cumulative cases: 5,580

Boone County cumulative cases: 2,703

Hancock County cumulative cases: 2,976

Morgan County cumulative cases: 2,441

Shelby County cumulative cases: 2,086

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 24.2%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 45.7%

Available ventilators: 71%

Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 13.8%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Tuesday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 13,566,283

U.S. deaths: 268,662

Global cases: 63,478,019

Global deaths: 1,472,917

*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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8 thoughts on “Indiana’s daily COVID-19 report contains new highs for deaths, hospitalizations

  1. Everyone keeps calling COVID a “pandemic.” The WHO, back in March labeled this “situation” a pandemic. Last August the WHO (you know the World Health Organization) demoted it to an EPIDEMIC and no longer a pandemic. So why do we keep calling it one?
    As far as lockdowns and masks, two people I know both tested positive recently for COVID with one actually getting sick and they were avid mask wearers and one also used the clear plastic face shield as well. None of that helped them.
    This epidemic requires more than political solutions, such as better treatments and finally a vaccine. Last week the number of suicides (counting roughly from the same time they started keeping track of COVID deaths) surpassed COVID deaths and is increasing faster than COVID deaths as well. Masks won’t help that.

    1. Neil, the WHO still calls the pandemic a pandemic, and so does the CDC and the state health department.

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