Indiana’s death toll from COVID-19 surpasses 5,000

The Indiana State Department of Health on Sunday reported 6,255 new COVID-19 cases, the 12th straight day that the state has reported more than 5,000 new cases.

Marion County saw 944 new cases, bringing its cumulative total during the pandemic to 40,796.

The state reported 48 new COVID-19 deaths, raising the total to 5,040. Indiana has reported more than 25 deaths in 27 of the last 28 daily reports.

Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 in Indiana ticked down slightly, from 3,168 on Friday to 3,144 on Saturday.

COVID-19 patients occupy 40.9% of the state’s intensive care beds. The state said 23.4% of its ICU beds are unoccupied.

The department reported the testing of 20,606 more unique individuals. Testing of new individuals has exceeded 20,000 seven times in the past nine days.

The state’s seven-day positivity rate for unique individuals fell from 23.5% to 22.9%. The seven-day positivity rate for all tests is 11.8%.

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: 6,255

Total cumulative cases reported Sunday: 295,357

Total cumulative cases reported Saturday: 289,183

Increase in cumulative cases: 6,174

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: 48

Total deaths: 5,040

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: 20,606

Total cumulative tested individuals reported Sunday: 2,072,690

Total cumulative tested individuals reported Saturday: 2,052,113

Increase in cumulative tested individuals: 20,577

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 14.2%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 22.9%**

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 7%

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 11.8%**

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: 40,796 (increase of 944)

Marion County new deaths: 5

Marion County cumulative deaths: 844

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 20.8%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 13.1%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 12,225

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 5,719

Johnson County cumulative cases: 5,971

Madison County cumulative cases: 4,651

Boone County cumulative cases: 2,317

Hancock County cumulative cases: 2,389

Morgan County cumulative cases: 1,960

Shelby County cumulative cases: 1,704

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 23.4%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 40.9%

Available ventilators: 73.7%

Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 11.1%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Sunday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 12,102,101

U.S. deaths: 255,953

Global cases: 58,295,905

Global deaths: 1,382,917

*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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7 thoughts on “Indiana’s death toll from COVID-19 surpasses 5,000

    1. I note the governor has positive test, and he wore the expensive mask. He also had those around wear masks and did the social distance. The measures seem ineffective. Nursing home practice all the recommendations, with failed results. Do you have better recommendations that have not already been show to be ineffective? If you have solutions, perhaps you also have solutions for the 30 year drug war?

  1. WHAT IS IT GOING TO TAKE TO CONVINCE THE CURRENT ADMINISTRATION THAT THE “PLAN” IS NOT WORKING? THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM IS OVERWHELMED, AND THE RESOURCES ARE SLOWING FADING AWAY. ARE WE THAT BACKWARD, REGARDING HEALTHCARE, THAT WE JUST LET THE TRAIN GO OVER THE CLIFF? THERE NEEDS TO BE A SERIOUS AND AGGRESSIVE PLAN WITH REAL CONSEQUENCES IF THE THERE IS NO COMPLIANCE!!!! I HAVE NO CLUE WHY THE COMMUNITY HAS NOT DEMANDED MORE.
    THE FOLLOWING MAY SOUND MONOTONOUS, BUT IT HAS TO BE SAID TILL REAL CHANGE HAPPENS:
    It is beyond belief that anyone in our local and State governments would allow this total disaster to continue unchecked. The State’s plan is too little and too late. The plan must be more aggressive and thorough. It is totally clear that the current administration does not have the internal medical expertise to make a decent plan to balance both health and the economy simultaneously. It appears that there is no group within our State that is willing to seriously confront the current administration to force it to make significant chances. Healthcare professionals, hospital systems, medical societies, etc. have been eerily silent.
    Even though I have written the following many times before, the basics remain the same. The citizens of our State have to get the message again and again and again, etc. (Remember how long it took to get people to wear seat belts!!!!!!!!!!! The same craziness against seat belts is being used to avoid masks. Many of the same mistakes were made during the 1918 pandemic as well. Too bad history seems to be avoided in our schools at all levels.)
    New record numbers every day!!!! How many citizens are we going to let get sick, and how many are going to let die? It really is as simple as that.
    However, let me try to understand the logic of the State response to the surging pandemic: Stage 5 is okay. Our focus, per Dr. Box, is to increase the amount of healthcare staff and healthcare capacity to take care of the increasing number of sick people. Oh by the way, please wear your mask, pretty please!! (I love it when the Health Commissioner, who recently got over COVID-19 episode, has only this to offer to curb the raging pandemic in our State.
    As I have said before our State needs outside expertise (e.g. Dr. Anthony Fauci) to tell us citizens the REAL status of our State’s current plan to mitigate the pandemic of our State. The current “experts” from State outside of government (e.g. IU) have done little more than to create a bunch of numbers that are totally not understood by the common lay person.
    There needs to a ground swell of outrage from the medical community (i.e. hospital, physicians, medical organizations, nursing organization, pharmacists, etc.) to force a change in how our State is handling the pandemic.
    The State has the money to finance, through the Care ACT, to fund a more comprehensive plan to provide all the necessary tools (PPE, testing, contact tracing, etc.) to get the situation under control.
    A responsible government would be able to balance the economy AND public health. Indiana appears not to be able to multitask. A responsible State government would be able to do both. (As a small business owner, I have lost at least 50% of my income for the year. I know the financial consequences of the pandemic. It took months as the beginning to obtain the necessary amount of PPE to keep my employees and customers safe. I have been able to keep the staff intact as well. However, one does not know what the future will bring)
    Hopefully, with the election over for the State, our local leaders will begin to multi-task. Frankly, I do not expect any progress. With the flu season beginning and with more indoor events, we need to expect that things are just going to get worse.
    Everyone for our State should realize that our current situation was avoidable. Letting things get worse by this State’s administration is UNCONSCIONABLE and INDEFENSIBLE.
    Everyone should re-watch the scene from “NETWORK” where Peter Finch gives a speech that still resonates today. Here is the YOUTUBE link:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwMVMbmQBug

  2. The IBJ would publish total deaths along with the ‘COVID-19 Deaths’ if the States or Federal governments would make the data available. It is not available: leaving citizens uniformed. Looking for non-government information is difficult. I looked at the published obituaries for three Johnson county funeral homes/crematories. Using the deaths April – October in the years 2020, 2019, 2018 we have 362 (2020), 297 (2019), and 368 (2018) published deaths. From the obituary data, no total death spike is present. Web trolls will disagree. I challenge the trolls to produce better non-government data. Or even find government data with total deaths. My public records request went unanswered. I dare say you cannot obtain total deaths (all caused) from your government representatives. Due to the lack of information, the question of how bad is COVID-19 remains unanswered. (At least to those with elementary statistics knowledge.) “Trust the government? “

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