State’s COVID-19 case count tops 1,500 for fifth straight day

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The Indiana State Department of Health on Tuesday reported 1,569 new COVID-19 cases, the fifth straight day that new cases have topped 1,500.

New cases have topped 1,300 in the daily report for seven straight days and have exceeded 1,000 11 times in the past 13 days.

The state also reported 1,288 statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 as of Monday, the highest mark since May 19.

In addition, the state reported 27 additional deaths from COVID-19, the highest fatality count in the daily report since Oct. 6, when 30 deaths were reported.

The department reported the testing of 8,401 more unique individuals, the lowest number since Oct. 6.

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: 1,569

Total cumulative cases reported Tuesday: 138,104

Total cumulative cases reported Monday: 136,555

Increase in cumulative cases: 1,549

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: 27

Total deaths: 3,595

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: 8,401

Total cumulative tested individuals reported Tuesday: 1,503,923

Total cumulative tested individuals reported Monday: 1,495,852

Increase in cumulative tested individuals: 8,071

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 9.2%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 9.4%**

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 5.7%

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 5.3%**

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: 23,512 (increase of 198)

Marion County new deaths: 1

Marion County cumulative deaths: 772

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 7.6%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 5,561

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 2,993

Johnson County cumulative cases: 2,775

Madison County cumulative cases: 2,067

Boone County cumulative cases: 1,124

Hancock County cumulative cases: 1,064

Morgan County cumulative cases: 851

Shelby County cumulative cases: 729

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 34.7%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 17.2%

Available ventilators: 78.4%

Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 4.6%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Tuesday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 7,806,186

U.S. deaths: 215,101

Global cases: 37,880,040

Global deaths: 1,081,951

*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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