The Indiana State Department of Health on Thursday reported 954 new COVID-19 cases, an all-time daily high for positive cases.
The previous high was was 946 on April 27—a number that included more than 400 cases in Cass County stemming from an outbreak at a meat-processing plant.
The state has now reported more than 600 cases daily for the past 10 days. Total positive cases in the state since the beginning of the pandemic have risen to 59,602.
The state also reported 17 new deaths Thursday, bringing the total to 2,683.
Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb cited rising COVID-19 positivity rates Wednesday when said he would issue a statewide mask mandate. The overall positivity rate actually dipped on Thursday, from 9% to 8.9%, after the state saw a surge in testing.
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.
*New cases: 954
Total cumulative cases reported Thursday: 59,602
Total cumulative cases reported Wednesday: 58,673
Increase in cumulative cases: 929
New deaths: 17
Total deaths: 2,683
*New tests: 12,054
Total cumulative tests reported Thursday: 666,283
Total cumulative tests reported Wednesday: 654,413
Increase in cumulative tests: 11,870
Percentage of total testing positive: 8.9%
Marion County cumulative cases: 13,254 (increase of 160)
Marion County new deaths: 0
Marion County cumulative deaths: 711
Hamilton County cumulative cases: 2,082
Hendricks County cumulative cases: 1,594
Johnson County cumulative cases: 1,491
Madison County cumulative cases: 739
Boone County cumulative cases: 560
Hancock County cumulative cases: 530
Morgan County cumulative cases: 380
Shelby County cumulative cases: 482
Indiana intensive care unit usage (updated July 22)
Available ICU beds: 28.4%
ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 14.6%
Available ventilators: 72.8%
Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 2.8%
Indiana long-term-care facilities (updated July 20)
New cases over past week: 138
Total cases: 5,833
New deaths over past week: 17
Total deaths: 1,262
Facilities with at least one case: 313
Facilities with at least one death: 188
U.S. and worldwide numbers
As of Thursday, from Johns Hopkins University:
U.S. cases: 3,987,584
U.S. deaths: 143,446
Global cases: 15,284,136
Global deaths: 624,665
*New cases and tests are previously unreported cases and tests submitted to the Indiana State Health Department in the 24 hours through 11:59 p.m. the previous day. This category typically contains numerous duplicates—as many as 20% or more—that are later eliminated from the cumulative totals.