Statewide coronavirus update: Indiana reports 755 cases, 2 deaths

Indiana on Monday reported 755 new cases of coronavirus and an additional two deaths, bringing the total since the start of the pandemic to 106,540 and 3,215 deaths. An additional 224 people are thought to have probably died of coronavirus in the past six months. 

Over the weekend Marion County passed the 20,000 case mark. With 20,147 cases, the county that houses the state’s capitol has now seen more than twice the number of cases than any other county. Lake County has seen the second most cases, 9,902.

Just over 20% of people who have tested positive for coronavirus since the start of the pandemic fall in the 20 to 29 age range. However that age range accounts for only 0.3% of the deaths. Those over 80 make up 51% of the deaths, but just under 6% of positive cases.

Here are some other statistics of note:

  • Number of people in Indiana hospitals with COVID-19: 844.
  • Intensive care unit bed availability: 41.6% of 2,284 beds. Of beds in use, 10.1% are occupied by COVID patients.
  • Ventilator availability: 81% of 2,896.
  • State positivity rates (seven-day rate as of Sept. 7): For all tests performed, 4.9%. For unique individuals, 7%.
  • Average number of deaths a day as of Sept. 7: Nine.
  • Regenstrief Institute estimate of how many people are currently infected: 14,908.
  • Counties with more than 50 newly reported cases: Marion (91).
  • Counties with more than 20 newly reported cases: Lake (49), St Joseph (49), Monroe (39), Delaware (30), Warrick (30), Elkhart (28), Vanderburgh (28), Clark (26), Allen (25), Hamilton (22), Floyd (22).

— Shari Rudavsky