New Indiana COVID-19 cases top 1,000 again as testing surges

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The Indiana State Department of Health on Thursday reported 1,046 new COVID-19 case, the fifth time in the last eight days that new cases have exceeded 1,000.

The department also reported the testing of 11,272, almost double the testing number from Wednesday’s report. Testing has exceeded 10,000 in six of the last eight days.

The 7-day testing-positivity rate ticked down from 7.6% on Wednesday to 7.4% on Thursday. The state’s overall testing-positivity rate remained at 8.8%.

The state also reported 20 new deaths due to COVID-19, bringing the total during the pandemic to 2,898. New deaths have averaged 20 per day in the report over the past three days.

Marion County reported an increase of 110 cases, the 28th straight day that cases in the county have risen by more than 100. The county’s 7-day testing-positivity rate was 8.7%.

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: 1,046

Total cumulative cases reported Thursday: 77,565

Total cumulative cases reported Wednesday: 76,522

Increase in cumulative cases: 1,043

Increase in cases reported Aug. 7-13: 6,550

Increase in cases reported July 31-Aug. 6: 5,762

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: 16,200

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 20

Total deaths: 2,898

Increase in deaths reported Aug. 7-13: 87

Increase in deaths reported July 31-Aug. 6: 66

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

COVID-19 testing

*New tested individuals: 11,272

Total cumulative tested individuals reported Thursday: 877,970

Total cumulative tested individuals reported Wednesday: 866,994

Increase in cumulative tested individuals: 11,026

Percentage of total testing positive: 8.8%

Seven-day testing-positivity rate: 7.4%

Increase in tests reported July 1-Aug. 1: 268,890

Increase in tests reported June 1-July 1: 223,820

Increase in tests reported May 1-June. 1: 166,257

County numbers

Marion County cumulative cases: 16,304 (increase of 110)

Marion County new deaths: 2

Marion County cumulative deaths: 733

Marion County 7-day positivity rate: 8.7%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 2,941

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 1,972

Johnson County cumulative cases: 1,800

Madison County cumulative cases: 1,048

Boone County cumulative cases: 704

Hancock County cumulative cases: 694

Morgan County cumulative cases: 492

Shelby County cumulative cases: 572

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 33%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 12.8%

Available ventilators: 80%

Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 3%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Thursday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 5,204,792

U.S. deaths: 166,148

Global cases: 20,672,105

Global deaths: 750,490

*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 “New Indiana COVID-19 cases top 1,000 again as testing surges

  1. Release the data showing the zip codes having the positive test results. It will most likely showing concentration in a few zip codes within Marion County.

  2. Accident victim in Porter County on US 30 – died from Covid. The family argued with the MD not to list Covid as the cause of death, but since the deceased was in the Covid “range” his cause of death remained Covid.