Indiana COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations surge to another high

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.

COVID-19 cases

*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

COVID-19 deaths

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

COVID-19 testing

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.

Marion: 29,049

Lake: 17,487

St. Joseph: 11,314

Elkhart: 11,186

Allen: 10,442

Hamilton: 7,691

Vanderburgh: 6,981

Tippecanoe: 5,003

Hendricks: 3,868

Johnson: 3,881

Monroe: 3,711

Delaware: 3,546

Clark: 3,486

Vigo: 3,357

Madison: 3,080

Kosciusko: 2,600

Cass: 2,513

Warrick: 2,323

Floyd: 2,158

Howard: 1,946

Wayne: 1,896

Marshall: 1,796

Dubois: 1,759

Bartholomew: 1,728

Henry: 1,674

Grant: 1,579

Boone: 1,534

Hancock: 1,496

Noble: 1,484

Jackson: 1,391

Dearborn: 1,246

Morgan: 1,198

Lawrence: 1,181

Clinton: 1,175

Shelby: 1,139

Gibson: 1,111

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.

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