New COVID-19 cases top 1,000 in Indiana for third straight day

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The Indiana State Department of Health on Saturday reported 1,085 new COVID-19 cases, the third straight day with more than 1,000 cases in the daily report.

Indiana has averaged a daily increase of 932 cases over the past week compared with 876 cases the previous week.

The department on Saturday also reported 11 more deaths from COVID-19, the fourth day in the past five in which deaths have been in double digits. The state has seen official deaths from the virus increase by 72 over the past week, compared with 65 the previous week.

The state reported the testing of 14,503 more individuals, the second-highest daily number reported in that category so far. The number included an additional 750 historical tested individuals from a newly onboarded testing facility.

The state’s cumulative testing-positivity rate for unique individuals remained at 8.8%. The seven-day positivity rate for unique individuals rose from at 7% to 7.2%.

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: 1,085

Total cumulative cases reported Saturday: 98,961

Total cumulative cases reported Friday: 97,884

Increase in cumulative cases: 1,077

Increase in cumulative cases reported Aug. 30-Sept. 5: 6,527

Increase in cumulative cases reported  Aug. 23-29: 6,134

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: 11

Total deaths: 3,138

Increase in deaths reported Aug. 30-Sept. 5: 72

Increase in deaths reported Aug. 23-29: 65

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: 12,400**

Total cumulative tested individuals reported Saturday: 1,129,078

Total cumulative tested individuals reported Friday: 1,117,427

Increase in cumulative tested individuals: 11,651

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 8.8%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 7.2%

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 6.6%

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 5.5%

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

**This number includes an additional 750 historical tested individuals from a newly onboarded testing facility.

County numbers

Marion County cumulative cases: 19,073 (increase of 117)

Marion County new deaths: 0

Marion County cumulative deaths: 750

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 7.5%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 4,153

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 2,434

Johnson County cumulative cases: 2,077

Madison County cumulative cases: 1,387

Boone County cumulative cases: 885

Hancock County cumulative cases: 840

Morgan County cumulative cases: 615

Shelby County cumulative cases: 634

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 39.2%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 10.6%

Available ventilators: 82.3%

Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 2.7%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Saturday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 6,210,699

U.S. deaths: 187,874

Global cases: 26,674,386

Global deaths: 875,739

*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 “New COVID-19 cases top 1,000 in Indiana for third straight day

  1. Come on IBJ, If you want to scare us, fine, but you may want to completely inform us to.

    Please post next to the running total, the corresponding Indiana Hospitalization rates each day.

    Take you tag line “New COVID-19 cases top 1,000 in Indiana for third straight day” to “New Covid Cases and Hospitalization Rates” If you bury it in the story, you know you are being cheeky.

    Indiana intensive care unit usage –

    ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 10.6%

    Available ventilators: 82.3%

    Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 2.7%

    1. IBJ – please stop with these BS numbers or I will cancel my subscription. I talked to a Doctor [Otolaryngologist] last week and she told me that just because you test positive doesn’t mean you are sick with the virus. These number are nothing but fear drivers.

  2. Zero deaths in Marion Co. again!
    If hospitalizations are rare and there are no deaths, why are we still following these bozos?
    Testing is too sensitive or it’s faulty.
    God save us if these fools are still in charge during flu season.

    1. It could be that the mask mandate, physical distancing, and restrictions on bars and large gatherings are actually working (e.g. the science of pandemics). If you need a refresher on what happens when you open up businesses (e.g. bars, large events, etc) with limited protections, then refer back to Arizona statistics from mid-May when their governor took exactly that approach. Two months later they had 75+ deaths per day. I am extremely grateful our governor and mayor follow science and listen to medical professionals.

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