Official COVID-19 cases surpass 20,000 in Marion County

The Indiana State Department of Health on Sunday added historic data from newly onboarded testing facilities for the third day in a row. Sunday’s numbers include the addition of 426 cases, 21,674 tested individuals and 29,980 tests from those facilities.

Some of the testing data from those facilities dates back to March 9 and the case counts date as far back as Aug. 27.

The data dump helped add 411 COVID-19 cases to Marion County’s total, bringing the cumulative case count to 20,065.

The state reported just one death on Sunday, the lowest number in the daily report since Sunday, Aug. 9. Reported death numbers have typically been low in the daily report on Sundays.

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: 1,249**

Total cumulative cases reported Sunday: 105,804

Total cumulative cases reported Saturday: 104,561

Increase in cumulative cases: 1,243

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: 1

Total deaths: 3,214

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: 32,384**

Total cumulative tested individuals reported Sunday: 1,238,984

Total cumulative tested individuals reported Saturday: 1,206,980

Increase in cumulative tested individuals: 32,004

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 8.5%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 6.9%***

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 6.2%

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 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

**includes the addition of 426 cases, 21,674 tested individuals and 29,980 tests dating back to March 9 from multiple additional testing facilities that have been newly onboarded into the health department’s electronic reporting system.

*** 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: 20,065 (increase of 411)

Marion County new deaths: 0

Marion County cumulative deaths: 754

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 5.7%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 4,514

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 2,546

Johnson County cumulative cases: 2,189

Madison County cumulative cases: 1,487

Boone County cumulative cases: 927

Hancock County cumulative cases: 880

Morgan County cumulative cases: 660

Shelby County cumulative cases: 646

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 39.2%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 9.6%

Available ventilators: 80.6%

Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 2.5%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Sunday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 6,492,744

U.S. deaths: 193,734

Global cases: 28,807,891

Global deaths: 921,022

*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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2 thoughts on “Official COVID-19 cases surpass 20,000 in Marion County

  1. Cases do not matter until they are reliable. They were never intended to drive public policy. Hospitalizations and pure Covid deaths should be the drivers, since 94% of the deaths have an average of 2.6 additional comorbidity factors including gun shots and auto accidents.
    Facts matter.

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