New COVID-19 cases in Indiana top 6,000 for 4th straight day

The Indiana State Department of Health on Saturday reported 6,045 new cases of COVID-19, the fourth day in a row that new cases have exceeded 6,000.

The department also reported 75 more deaths due to COVID-19. Deaths have exceeded 25 in the report for 38 straight days.

Indiana has reported 542 new deaths from the virus over the past seven days, an average of 77 per day. That’s down from 595 deaths the previous week, a daily average of 85.

According to health department data, 92.8% of the people who have died from COVID-19 in Indiana were age 60 or older.

The state said 15,392 new individuals have been tested, bringing the cumulative total to 2,738,914.

Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 fell from 2,769 on Thursday to 2,678 on Friday. The high mark was 3,460 set on Nov. 30.

COVID-19 patients occupy 27% of the state’s intensive care beds.

The 7-day positivity rate for unique individuals is 28.5%.

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 COVID-19 cases: 6,045

Total cumulative cases558,560

Increase in cases reported Dec. 1-Jan. 1: 173,400

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: 75

Total deaths: 8,595

Increase in deaths reported Dec. 1-Jan. 1: 2,418

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: 15,392

Total cumulative tested individuals: 2,738,914

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 20.4%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 28.5%**

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 10.8%

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 16.4%**

Increase in unique tested individuals reported Dec. 1-Jan. 1: 432,706

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.

COVID-19 vaccinations

Statewide totals (Dec. 14 – Jan 5)

First dose administered: 128,026

Fully vaccinated: 585

County numbers

Marion County cumulative cases: 77,264 (increase of 912)

Marion County new deaths: 10

Marion County cumulative deaths: 1,239

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 26.1%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 16%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 26,496

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 12,949

Johnson County cumulative cases: 13,592

Madison County cumulative cases: 9,930

Boone County cumulative cases: 5,042

Hancock County cumulative cases: 5,930

Morgan County cumulative cases: 4,798

Shelby County cumulative cases: 3,786

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 21.1%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 27%

Available ventilators: 71.5%

Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 10.7%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Saturday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 21,901,084

U.S. deaths: 369,278

Global cases: 89,146,959

Global deaths: 1,918,227

*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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4 thoughts on “New COVID-19 cases in Indiana top 6,000 for 4th straight day

  1. We have had a 5 day trend downward on the positivity rate for newly tested individuals: 50.8%, 47.84%, 45.29%, 44.32%, and today’s rate was 41.07%. I hope that’s a good development.

    1. We have almost reached 9,000 COVID deaths in Indiana. State populations of Wisconsin and Minnesota are approximately the same as Indiana’s but their number of deaths is under 6,000.

    2. No in-person attendance at Milwaukee Bucks or Minnesota Timberwolves basketball games is allowed. No in-person attendance was allowed at Green Bay Packers football games even though played in an outdoor stadium.

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