Indiana coronavirus cases: 989 new cases, 6 additional deaths reported

Indiana reported 989 new cases and six additional deaths from the novel coronavirus Saturday. Indiana has now reported a total of 67,122 cases and 2,771 deaths. 

The state reported results from about 15,000 tests given to about 11,000 people between May 6 and July 31. Since the beginning of the pandemic, more than 750,000 people have been tested for COVID-19 in Indiana.

The state’s seven-day positivity rate ticked up slightly Saturday to 7.1%. The total positivity rate was reported as 8.8%. State health officials have said they would prefer the positive rate stay under 5%.

Marion County reported 153 new cases and no new deaths Saturday. The seven-day average positivity rate for Indiana’s most populous county is 8.8%.

Hamilton County reported 38 new cases and a seven-day positivity rate of 5.9%, Johnson County 16 new cases and a rate of 6.6%, and Hendricks County 21 cases and a 6.1% rate. None of these counties reported new deaths.

A total of 200 probable coronavirus cases have been reported since the beginning of the pandemic, where no positive test was available.

According to state data, 14.7% of ICU beds were in use by patients with COVID-19, while 2.8% of the state’s ventilators were in use by coronavirus patients.