Indiana reports 2,519 more COVID-19 cases, another rise in hospitalizations

The Indiana State Department of Health on Friday reported 2,519 new COVID-19 cases, the third-highest number reported so far in the daily report.

The department said the seven-day moving average for cases hit an all-time high of 2,045.

The state reported 27 new deaths due to COVID-19. Newly reported deaths have been in double digits 16 times over the past 18 days. The state has reported 205 new deaths over the past seven days, an average of 29.3 per day. That’s up from 120, or 17.1 per day, the previous week.

Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 rose again, hitting 1,548 as of Thursday. The latest number is the highest since May 4.

The department reported the testing of 11,575 more unique individuals, the fourth time testing has surpassed 11,000 over the last eight days.

The state’s seven-day positivity rate for unique individuals rose from 12.9% to 13%.

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: 2,519

Total cumulative cases reported Friday: 157,713

Total cumulative cases reported Thursday: 155,246

Increase in cumulative cases: 2,467

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: 3,858

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: 11,575

Total cumulative tested individuals reported Friday: 1,605,596

Total cumulative tested individuals reported Thursday: 1,594,365

Increase in cumulative tested individuals: 11,231

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 9.8%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 13%**

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 (800 or more cases)

Marion: 25,392

Lake: 13,805

St. Joseph: 9,277

Elkhart: 8,890

Allen: 8,278

Vanderburg: 5,882

Hamilton: 6,215

Tippecanoe: 3,759

Hendricks: 3,302

Monroe: 3,266

Porter: 3,220

Johnson: 3,151

Delaware: 2,970

Clark: 2,967

Vigo: 2,648

Madison: 2,405

LaPorte: 2,266

Cass: 2,255

Warrick: 1,952

Kosciusko: 1,878

Floyd: 1,801

Howard: 1,640

Bartholomew: 1,433

Marshall: 1,400

Dubois: 1,396

Wayne: 1,321

Henry: 1,284

Grant: 1,278

Boone: 1,245

Hancock: 1,199

Noble: 1,174

Jackson: 1,144

Dearborn: 980

Morgan: 948

Lawrence: 908

Daviess: 893

Gibson: 886

Clinton: 867

Shelby: 835

LaGrange: 810

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 30.8%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 20.2%

Available ventilators: 77.9%

Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 5.4%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Friday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 8,424,583

U.S. deaths: 223,226

Global cases: 41,866,558

Global deaths: 1,139,296

*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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