Indiana Reports Highest One-Day Increase of New Positive COVID-19 Cases to Date

The highest one-day increase of new positive COVID-19 cases in the state of Indiana to date was reported on Thursday, Aug 6.

Posted: Aug 6, 2020 11:20 AM
Updated: Aug 6, 2020 11:54 AM

On Thursday, there were 1,051 new positive cases of COVID-19 reported throughout the state of Indiana by the state health department - the highest single-day increase of new positive cases to date.

That brought the number of Indiana residents known to have contracted the novel coronavirus to date to 71,015 total since the Indiana State Department of Health recorded the first known case of the virus in the state on March 6.

Six new COVID-19 deaths were also reported statewide in Indiana on Thursday, bringing the total number of Hoosiers confirmed to have died from COVID-19 to 2,811 in total, since the first COVID-19 death was recorded in the state on March 15.

To date, 804,345 Indiana residents have been tested for coronavirus, showing a statewide positivity rate of 8.8% as of Thursday (the number of total tests divided by the number of total positive cases.)

As of Thursday, 32.6% of ICU beds and 81.7% of ventilators were available statewide in Indiana hospitals.

A full update on COVID-19 in Indiana by ISDH can be found by clicking here and will be updated daily.

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