State reports another 1,766 COVID-19 cases, rise in hospitalizations

The Indiana State Department of Health on Wednesday reported 1,766 new COVID-19 cases, the 13th time in 14 days that new cases have exceeded 1,500. The department said the seven-day moving average for cases was 1,885.

The state reported 15 new deaths due to COVID-19, the smallest increase in deaths in the daily report since Oct. 14.

Newly reported deaths have been in double digits 14 times over the past 16 days.

Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 were 1,484 as of Tuesday, up from 1,425 on Sunday. The latest number was the highest since May 5.

The department reported the testing of 9,385 more unique individuals. The state’s seven-day positivity rate for unique individuals rose from 12.4% to 12.7%.

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: 1,766

Total cumulative cases reported Wednesday: 152,396

Total cumulative cases reported Tuesday: 150,664

Increase in cumulative cases: 1,732

Increase in cases reported Sept. 1-Oct. 1: 26,285

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: 15

Total deaths: 3,790

Increase in deaths reported Sept. 1-Oct. 1: 325

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: 9,385

Total cumulative tested individuals reported Wednesday: 1,581,109

Total cumulative tested individuals reported Tuesday: 1,572,350

Increase in cumulative tested individuals: 8,759

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 9.6%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 12.7%**

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 5.8%

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 6.9%**

Increase in unique tested individuals reported Sept. 1-Oct. 1: 303,966

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

** 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: 24,905 (increase of 208)

Marion County new deaths: 1

Marion County cumulative deaths: 785

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 11.1%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 6,000

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 3,221

Johnson County cumulative cases: 3,051

Madison County cumulative cases: 2,324

Boone County cumulative cases: 1,195

Hancock County cumulative cases: 1,156

Morgan County cumulative cases: 930

Shelby County cumulative cases: 803

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 34.8%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 18.8%

Available ventilators: 77.4%

Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 4.8%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Wednesday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 8,276,966

U.S. deaths: 221,122

Global cases: 40,895,435

Global deaths: 1,126,382

*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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