Statewide coronavirus update: Indiana reports 758 cases, 20 deaths

Indiana on Tuesday reported 758 new cases of coronavirus, along with an additional 20 deaths over the past week and a half. The new numbers bring the state’s totals to 107,229 cases and 3,235 deaths.

Monroe County, home to Indiana University Bloomington, led the state with the highest number of new cases for the second time in the last seven days. Monroe County reported 151 new cases. Marion, the second-highest county, reported 62 new cases.

In the past week, Monroe County has reported more than 550 new cases, which account for about a quarter of the 2,180 positive cases it has seen since March.

It is not clear how many of those positive cases occurred on the Bloomington campus.

Indiana University tracks its cases on a dashboard that it updates once a week every Wednesday with data from the previous week. As of Tuesday the most recent data available on that dashboard dated back to the week of August 31.

Other statistics of note:

  • People in Indiana hospitals with COVID-19: 809.
  • Intensive care unit bed availability: 41%. Of beds in use, 10.1% are occupied by COVID patients.
  • Ventilator availability: 81%.
  • State positivity rates (seven-day rate as of Sept. 8): For all tests performed, 4.8%. For unique individuals, 6.9%.
  • Average number of deaths a day as of Sept. 8: Ten.
  • Regenstrief Institute estimate of people are currently infected: 14,144.
  • Counties with more than 50 newly reported cases: Monroe (151), Marion (62), Elkhart (58), Allen (56)
  • Counties with more than 20 newly reported cases: Lake (41), St. Joseph (34), Vanderburgh (32), Hamilton (20), Tippecanoe (20). 
  • Counties with a 10% or higher positivity rate: Blackford, Delaware, Kosciusko and Sullivan.

— Shari Rudavsky