The Indiana State Department of Health on Thursday reported 7,420 new COVID-19 cases, the second-highest number of new cases in the daily report during the pandemic.

The state has reported more than 5,000 new cases for eight straight days, more than 4,000 for 15 straight days and in excess of 2,000 for the past 29 days.

The state reported 59 new COVID-19 deaths on Thursday, raising the cumulative total during the pandemic to 4,889. Newly reported deaths have reached or topped 25 in Indiana in 23 of the past 24 days. Deaths have been in double digits 42 times over the past 44 days.

Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 in Indiana jumped to another all-time high of 3,063 on Wednesday, up from 3,063 on Tuesday.

Statewide hospitalizations were at 2,001 two weeks ago and have more than tripled since Oct. 3.

COVID-19 patients occupy about 39% of the state’s intensive care beds. The state said 21.3% of its ICU beds are unoccupied.

The department said the seven-day moving average for cases reached another all-time high of 6,389.

The department reported the testing of 21,904 more unique individuals. Testing of new individuals has exceeded 13,000 daily for 15 straight days.

The state’s seven-day positivity rate for unique individuals rose from 23.4% on Wednesday to 23.6 on Thursday. The seven-day positivity rate for all tests is at 12.1%.

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: 7,420

Total cumulative cases reported Thursday: 275,503

Total cumulative cases reported Wednesday: 268,222

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: 59

Total deaths: 4,889

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: 21,904

Total cumulative tested individuals reported Thursday: 2,009,763

Total cumulative tested individuals reported Wednesday: 1,989,456

Cumulative positivity rate unique individuals: 13.7%

Seven-day positivity rate unique individuals: 23.6%**

Cumulative positivity rate all tests: 6.8%

Seven-day positivity rate all tests: 12.1%**

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

Marion County cumulative cases: 38,327 (increase of 795)

Marion County new deaths: 3

Marion County cumulative deaths: 831

Marion County 7-day positivity rate unique individuals: 21.3%

Marion County 7-day positivity rate all tests: 13.8%

Hamilton County cumulative cases: 11,271

Hendricks County cumulative cases: 5,279

Johnson County cumulative cases: 5,529

Madison County cumulative cases: 4,290

Boone County cumulative cases: 2,152

Hancock County cumulative cases: 2,219

Morgan County cumulative cases: 1,831

Shelby County cumulative cases: 1,586

Indiana intensive care unit usage

Available ICU beds: 21.3%

ICU beds in use by COVID-19 patients: 39.3%

Available ventilators: 73.2%

Ventilators in use for COVID-19: 9.6%

U.S. and worldwide numbers

As of Thursday, from Johns Hopkins University:

U.S. cases: 11,542,561

U.S. deaths: 250,732

Global cases: 56,435,244

Global deaths: 1,352,775

*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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