State reports all-time daily high in new COVID-19 cases

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.

COVID-19 cases

*New cases: 954

Total cumulative cases reported Thursday: 59,602

Total cumulative cases reported Wednesday: 58,673

Increase in cumulative cases: 929

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 17

Total deaths: 2,683

COVID-19 testing

*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%

County numbers

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.

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16 thoughts on “State reports all-time daily high in new COVID-19 cases

  1. Does anyone verify these numbers? We should make certain these number are 100% accurate before the are made public. Seems like there are a lot of suspicious numbers being thrown around country wide.

    1. I doubt it. It’s all pollical. Media and Democrats take certain parts of the numbers to fit what their agenda is. They also lump most diseases and illnesses in with Covid. They also use scare tactics because they want everyone to live in fear. During the lection they will blame it on Trump. Businesses and health places go along with it because they don’t want to be sued. This has very little to do with the virus or peoples health.

    1. Why didn’t the orange one think of that? Oh yeah, that’s right, he did. And he said it out loud. And nobody even blinked. I’m sure they could install a conveyor belt for the corpses to go to a mass grave and we won’t have to think about that part either.

    1. Peggy you’ve already exceeded your comment quota of 1. Based on both comments it should be reduced to 0.

  2. I am Happy to see the Deaths low! We were at just over 2500 weeks ago and haven’t broken 2700 yet… so deaths are low. Remember, people die every day from a number of reasons. 2.9 million people die every year in the U.S. and 647,000 people die every year of Heart disease in the U.S. We need to be careful, wash hands, wear masks and have good hygiene while keeping this all in perspective.

  3. If you get past the sensationalized headline of “State reports all-time daily high in new COVID-19 cases” and check into the numbers, there are a couple of interesting points. 1) The “all-time” daily high came on a day with 12,054 tests, (is that an all-time high? be good to know?) or a 7.9% positive rate. (954 / 12,054) 2) The cumulative positive rate has dropped to 8.9%, which is the lowest it’s been. So, the “all-time” high day positive rate percentage is a full percent below the cumulative positive percentage. Great reporting IBJ, don’t say a thing about that!! Remember, MORE TESTS means MORE POSITIVES, it’s that simple. And then there’s the not talked about anymore (because they don’t fit the fear narrative) hospital stats of plenty of ICU beds and ventilators.

    1. 12,054 is not a daily high. It is the fourth highest daily number. The introduction to the numbers does point this out: The overall positivity rate actually dipped on Thursday, from 9% to 8.9%, after the state saw a surge in testing.

  4. Interesting. With all this good news on testing and percentages, why did the White House task force say we are one of 11 new hotspots? Must be talking about the great nightlife.

  5. IBJ – let’s get some in depth reporting. Not shock titles to articles at 1 time point.

    Governor and Mayor Pothole, please have all healthcare facilities post the following direct on their websites.

    IU Health, Franciscan, Ascension, Community, Lutheran, Parkview, Memorial, etc. from March 15th to date:
    ▶️ Total patients tested for COVID-19 since the pandemic began (includes pending tests)
    ▶️ Total positive tests
    ▶️ Tests pending (waiting for results)
    ▶️ Current inpatients that are COVID-19 positive
    ▶️ Total COVID-19 patients discharged
    ▶️ COVID-19 patients discharged in the last 24 hours

    Then please post ICU inpatients (or percentage from the same time period in 2019.

    The public can decide with accurate data. Not epidemiologists with an agenda.

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