New Indiana COVID cases drop to 506 as testing declines

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The Indiana State Department of Health on Wednesday reported 506 new COVID-19 cases, the lowest number of new cases in the daily report since July 13, when the count was 452.

The drop in cases came amid a huge decline in testing. The department reported the testing of 5,983 new individuals, the lowest number in a week and only the second time testing has failed to top 6,000 in a daily report since July 13.

The state’s 7-day testing-positivity rate fell from 8.2% on Tuesday to 7.9% on Wedneday, while the overall testing-positivity rate remained at 8.8%.

The department reported 14 new deaths on Wednesday. Indiana has averaged more than 13 new deaths in the daily report over the past 10 days.

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: 506

Total cumulative cases reported Wednesday: 82,336

Total cumulative cases reported Tuesday: 81,845

Increase in cumulative cases: 491

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: 14

Total deaths: 2,968

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: 5,983

Total cumulative tested individuals reported Wednesday: 934,033

Total cumulative tested individuals reported Tuesday: 928,614

Increase in cumulative tested individuals: 5,419

Percentage of total testing positive: 8.8%

Seven-day testing-positivity rate: 7.9%

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: 16,944 (increase of 75)

Marion County new deaths: 2

Marion County cumulative deaths: 740

Marion County 7-day positivity rate: 7.3%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 3,265

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 2,045

Johnson County cumulative cases: 1,872

Madison County cumulative cases: 1,137

Boone County cumulative cases: 751

Hancock County cumulative cases: 729

Morgan County cumulative cases: 521

Shelby County cumulative cases: 589

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 34.8%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 10.8%

Available ventilators: 81.4%

Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 3%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Wednesday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 5,494,239

U.S. deaths: 172,048

Global cases: 22,194,929

Global deaths: 782,228

*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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