Indiana’s death toll from COVID-19 surpasses 2,800

The Indiana State Department of Health on Wednesday reported 740 new COVID-19 cases, the ninth time in the past 10 days that new cases have exceeded 600.

The department also reported the testing of 7,255 more individuals, the third-lowest total in the past three weeks. The seven-day testing positivity rate rose from 7.3% on Tuesday to 7.8% on Wednesday. The state’s overall testing-positivity rate remained at 8.8%.

Marion County reported an increase of 132 cases, the 20th straight day that cases in the county have risen by more than 100. The county’s seven-day testing-positivity rate rose from 9.1% to 9.5%.

The state reported another 14 deaths on Wednesday. It has seen 73 deaths over the past seven days, up from 67 the previous week.

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: 740

Total cumulative cases reported Wednesday: 69,975

Total cumulative cases reported Tuesday: 69,255

Increase in cumulative cases: 720

Increase in cases reported July 30-Aug. 5: 5,676

Increase in cases reported July 23-29: 5,626

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: 16,200

COVID-19 deaths

New deaths: 12

Total deaths: 2,805

Increase in deaths reported July 30-Aug. 5: 73

Increase in deaths reported July 23-29: 67

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

COVID-19 testing

*New tested individuals: 7,255

Total cumulative tested individuals reported Wednesday: 792,225

Total cumulative tested individuals reported Tuesday: 785,018

Increase in cumulative tested individuals: 7,207

Increase in tests reported July 1-Aug. 1: 268,890

Increase in tests reported June 1-July 1: 223,820

Increase in tests reported May 1-June. 1: 166,257

Percentage of total testing positive: 8.8%

Seven-day testing-positivity rate: 7.8%

County numbers

The following counties reported more than 400 cases as of Wednesday:

Marion County cumulative cases: 15,152 (increase of 123)

Marion County new deaths: 0

Marion County cumulative deaths: 724

Marion County 7-day positivity rate: 9.5%

Lake County cumulative cases: 7,222

Lake County 7-day positivity rate: 7.4%

Elkhart County cumulative cases: 4,680

Allen County cumulative cases: 3,695

St. Joseph County cumulative cases: 3,224

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 2,572

Vanderburgh County cumulative cases: 1,800

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 1,796

Cass County cumulative cases: 1,760

Johnson County cumulative cases: 1,674

Porter County cumulative cases: 1,213

Clark County cumulative cases: 1,126

Tippecanoe County cumulative cases: 1,123

Madison County cumulative cases: 872

LaPorte County cumulative cases: 850

Howard County cumulative cases: 829

Kosciusko County cumulative cases: 824

Marshall County cumulative cases: 752

Bartholomew County cumulative cases: 749

Floyd County cumulative cases: 729

Monroe County cumulative cases: 699

Delaware County cumulative cases: 665

Dubois County cumulative cases: 655

Noble County cumulative cases: 638

Boone County cumulative cases: 649

Hancock County cumulative cases: 634

Jackson County cumulative cases: 556

LaGrange County cumulative cases: 549

Warrick County cumulative cases: 540

Shelby County cumulative cases: 530

Vigo County cumulative cases: 528

Grant County cumulative cases: 511

Dearborn County cumulative cases: 477

Morgan County cumulative cases: 440

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 32.3%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 14.1%

Available ventilators: 81.8%

Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 3.2%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Wednesday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 4,775,621

U.S. deaths: 156,906

Global cases: 18,585,774

Global deaths: 701,665

*New cases and tests are previously unreported cases and tests submitted to the Indiana State Health Department in the 24 hours through 11:59 p.m. the previous day. This category typically contains numerous duplicates—as many as 20% or more—that are later eliminated from the cumulative totals.

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