State reports highest daily COVID-19 death toll in 2 months; cases top 75K

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The Indiana State Department of Health on Tuesday reported 884 new COVID-19 cases, sending total cases in the state past 75,000 since the beginning of the pandemic.

The state also reported 25 new deaths due to COVID-19, the highest number of deaths in a daily report since June 11, when the same number was reported.

The department reported the testing of 9,609 more individuals. The seven-day testing-positivity rate ticked up from 7.3% on Monday to 7.4% on Tuesday. The state’s overall testing-positivity rate remained at 8.8%.

Several rural counties reported the state’s highest positivity rates. Franklin County in southeast Indiana, which has reported 246 cases, reported a seven-day positivity rate of 19.9%, the state’s highest. Southwest Indiana’s Pike and Dubois counties reported rates of 18.1% and 16.4% respectively. Ohio County reported a positivity rate of 15.9% and Putnam County, 15.3%.

A total of 28 Indiana counties reported seven-day positivity rates below 5% — the threshold below which many health experts agree indicates a safe level for reopening.

Marion County reported an increase of 125 cases, the 26th straight day that cases in the county have risen by more than 100. The county’s seven-day testing-positivity rate was 9.3%.

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: 884

Total cumulative cases reported Tuesday: 75,862

Total cumulative cases reported Monday: 74,992

Increase in cumulative cases: 870

Increase in cases reported Aug. 5-11: 6,607

Increase in cases reported July 29-Aug. 4: 5,577

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: 25

Total deaths: 2,863

Increase in deaths reported Aug. 5-11: 70

Increase in deaths reported July 29-Aug. 4: 69

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: 9,609

Total cumulative tested individuals reported Tuesday: 861,655

Total cumulative tested individuals reported Monday: 852,111

Increase in cumulative tested individuals: 9,544

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 Tuesday.

Marion County cumulative cases: 16,088 (increase of 125)

Marion County new deaths: 5

Marion County cumulative deaths: 730

Marion County 7-day positivity rate: 9.3%

Lake County cumulative cases: 7,688

Elkhart County cumulative cases: 4,926

Allen County cumulative cases: 4,002

St. Joseph County cumulative cases: 3,578

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 2,829

Vanderburgh County cumulative cases: 2,022

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 1,927

Cass County cumulative cases: 1,802

Johnson County cumulative cases: 1,789

Porter County cumulative cases: 1,355

Clark County cumulative cases: 1,287

Tippecanoe County cumulative cases: 1,238

Madison County cumulative cases: 1,006

LaPorte County cumulative cases: 931

Howard County cumulative cases: 913

Kosciusko County cumulative cases: 868

Bartholomew County cumulative cases: 817

Floyd County cumulative cases: 809

Marshall County cumulative cases: 793

Monroe County cumulative cases: 766

Delaware County cumulative cases: 745

Dubois County cumulative cases: 708

Vigo County cumulative cases: 699

Noble County cumulative cases: 688

Boone County cumulative cases: 687

Hancock County cumulative cases: 683

Jackson County cumulative cases: 596

LaGrange County cumulative cases: 563

Warrick County cumulative cases: 588

Shelby County cumulative cases: 565

Grant County cumulative cases: 529

Dearborn County cumulative cases: 512

Morgan County cumulative cases: 493

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 36.6%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 14.6%

Available ventilators: 81.8%

Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 3%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Tuesday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 5,100,636

U.S. deaths: 163,613

Global cases: 20,126,452

Global deaths: 737,285

*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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