The Indiana State Department of Health on Thursday reported a record number of new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations for the second day in a row.
The state reported 4,462 new cases on Thursday, topping the previous high of 3,756 set Wednesday.
Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 rose from 1,897 on Tuesday to 1,948 on Wednesday. About 28% of the state’s intensive care beds are still available. About 26% are occupied by COVID-19 patients.
Thursday’s report also included 45 more COVID-19 deaths. Newly reported deaths have reached or topped 25 for 10 straight days and have been in double digits 28 times over the past 30 days.
The department said the seven-day moving average for cases reached another all-time high of 3,359.
The department reported the testing of 13,848 more unique individuals. Testing of new individuals has exceeded 10,000 for nine straight days.
The state’s seven-day positivity rate for unique individuals jumped from 16.7% on Wednesday to 17.1%.
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: 4,462
Total cumulative cases reported Thursday: 196,176
Total cumulative cases reported Wednesday: 191,764
Increase in cumulative cases: 4,412
Increase in cases reported Oct. 1-Nov. 1: 60,932
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
New deaths: 45
Total deaths: 4,269
Increase in deaths reported Oct. 1-Nov. 1: 706
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
New tested individuals: 13,848
Total cumulative tested individuals reported Thursday: 1,761,947
Total cumulative tested individuals reported Wednesday: 1,748,496
Increase in cumulative tested individuals: 13,451
Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 11.1%
Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 17.1%**
Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 6.1%
Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 8.8%**
Increase in unique tested individuals reported Oct. 1-Nov. 1: 322,213
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 — cumulative cases
The following counties reported more than 1,100 cases as of Thursday.
St. Joseph: 11,314
Indiana intensive care unit usage
Available ICU beds: 28.5%
ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 26.3%
Available ventilators: 77.1%
Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 7%
U.S. and worldwide numbers
As of Thursday, from Johns Hopkins University:
U.S. cases: 9,499,459
U.S. deaths: 233,836
Global cases: 48,280,133
Global deaths: 1,227,891
*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.