New Indiana COVID-19 cases top 1,000 again as testing surges

The Indiana State Department of Health on Thursday reported 1,046 new COVID-19 case, the fifth time in the last eight days that new cases have exceeded 1,000.

The department also reported the testing of 11,272, almost double the testing number from Wednesday’s report. Testing has exceeded 10,000 in six of the last eight days.

The 7-day testing-positivity rate ticked down from 7.6% on Wednesday to 7.4% on Thursday. The state’s overall testing-positivity rate remained at 8.8%.

The state also reported 20 new deaths due to COVID-19, bringing the total during the pandemic to 2,898. New deaths have averaged 20 per day in the report over the past three days.

Marion County reported an increase of 110 cases, the 28th straight day that cases in the county have risen by more than 100. The county’s seven-day testing-positivity rate was 8.7%.

Several rural counties reported the state’s highest seven-day positivity rates. Southwest Indiana’s Dubois and Pike counties reported the highest rates — 17.8% and 17.5% respectively. Franklin County in southeast Indiana had a rate of 16.5%, down from a state-high rate of 19.9% on Tuesday. Sullivan County reported a positivity rate of 16.4% and Putnam County, 15.2%.

A total of 24 Indiana counties reported seven-day positivity rates below 5% — the threshold below which many health experts agree indicates a safe level for reopening. That’s below the 28 counties that had a seven-day positivity rate below 5% Tuesday.

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: 1,046

Total cumulative cases reported Thursday: 77,565

Total cumulative cases reported Wednesday: 76,522

Increase in cumulative cases: 1,043

Increase in cases reported Aug. 7-13: 6,550

Increase in cases reported July 31-Aug. 6: 5,762

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: 20

Total deaths: 2,898

Increase in deaths reported Aug. 7-13: 87

Increase in deaths reported July 31-Aug. 6: 66

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: 11,272

Total cumulative tested individuals reported Thursday: 877,970

Total cumulative tested individuals reported Wednesday: 866,994

Increase in cumulative tested individuals: 10,976

Percentage of total testing positive: 8.8%

Seven-day testing-positivity rate: 7.4%

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

County numbers

The following counties reported more than 450 cases as of Thursday.

Marion County cumulative cases: 16,304 (increase of 110)

Marion County new deaths: 2

Marion County cumulative deaths: 733


Marion County 7-day positivity rate: 8.7%

Lake County cumulative cases: 7,840

Elkhart County cumulative cases: 4,992

Allen County cumulative cases: 4,103

St. Joseph County cumulative cases: 3,681

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 2,941

Vanderburgh County cumulative cases: 2,082

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 1,972

Cass County cumulative cases: 1,809

Johnson County cumulative cases: 1,800

Porter County cumulative cases: 1,391

Clark County cumulative cases: 1,333

Tippecanoe County cumulative cases: 1,263

Madison County cumulative cases: 1,048

LaPorte County cumulative cases: 957

Howard County cumulative cases: 938

Kosciusko County cumulative cases: 872

Bartholomew County cumulative cases: 844

Floyd County cumulative cases: 837

Marshall County cumulative cases: 801

Monroe County cumulative cases: 777

Delaware County cumulative cases: 768

Vigo County cumulative cases: 752

Dubois County cumulative cases: 718

Noble County cumulative cases: 708

Boone County cumulative cases: 704

Hancock County cumulative cases: 694

Jackson County cumulative cases: 606

Warrick County cumulative cases: 600

Shelby County cumulative cases: 572

LaGrange County cumulative cases: 569

Grant County cumulative cases: 532

Dearborn County cumulative cases: 522

Morgan County cumulative cases: 492

Henry County cumulative cases: 460

Clinton County cumulative cases: 456

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 33%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 12.8%

Available ventilators: 80%

Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 3%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Thursday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 5,204,792

U.S. deaths: 166,148

Global cases: 20,672,105

Global deaths: 750,490

*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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