COVID-19 in Indiana: October 2020

Indy Midtown Magazine has been posting regular updates about the state’s response to the public health emergency. This post archives all September 2020 updates. View updates from March 2020 or April 2020 or May 2020 or June 2020 or July 2020 or  August 2020 or September 2020

October 30

The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) reports 3,205 new cases were recorded for October 29. Additionally, 4,050 Hoosiers have succumbed to the disease. ISDH reports a 7.6%  7-day positivity rate with a 5.9% cumulative rate. In his Sept. 24 announcement that Indiana would move to Phase 5 of the Back On Track Indiana plan, Governor Holcomb cited a sustained positivity rate below 5% as the rationale for relaxing COVID-19 restrictions but has consistently refused to take strong measures in the face of a clear and substantial increase in positivity rates. A total of 175,893 Hoosiers have tested presumptively positive for COVID-19 – a number that includes results from ISDH and results submitted by private laboratories. Approximately 2,862,919 tests have been administered. Daily updates are posted to the ISDH COVID-19 online dashboard.

October 29

Indiana set grim records for COVID-19 today. The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) reports 3,694 new cases were recorded for October 28. Additionally, 4,024 Hoosiers have succumbed to the disease. ISDH reports a 7.3%  7-day positivity rate with a 5.9% cumulative rate. In his Sept. 24 announcement that Indiana would move to Phase 5 of the Back On Track Indiana plan, Governor Holcomb cited a sustained positivity rate below 5% as the rationale for relaxing COVID-19 restrictions but has consistently refused to take strong measures in the face of a clear and substantial increase in positivity rates. A total of 172,730 Hoosiers have tested presumptively positive for COVID-19 – a number that includes results from ISDH and results submitted by private laboratories. Approximately 2,822,852 tests have been administered. Daily updates are posted to the ISDH COVID-19 online dashboard.

October 28

The rise in new cases of COVID-19 continue. The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) reports 2,587 new cases were recorded for October 27. ISDH reports a 7.1%  7-day positivity rate with a 5.9% cumulative rate. In his Sept. 24 announcement that Indiana would move to Phase 5 of the Back On Track Indiana plan, Governor Holcomb cited a sustained positivity rate below 5% as the rationale for relaxing COVID-19 restrictions. A total of 169,112 Hoosiers have tested presumptively positive for COVID-19 – a number that includes results from ISDH and results submitted by private laboratories. Approximately 2,783,748 tests have been administered. Additionally, ISDH notes that 3,991 Hoosiers have succumbed to the disease. Daily updates are posted to the ISDH COVID-19 online dashboard.

October 27

Indiana reached a grim milestone today. The number of deaths from COVID-19 is the fourth leading cause of death in the state – surpassing accidents, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, kidney disease, septicemia, and suicide. The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) reports that 3,958 Hoosiers have succumbed to the disease as of October 26. New cases continue their upward trajectory: 2062 cases were recorded for October 2; the 7-day positivity rate jumped to 7% with a 5.8% cumulative rate. In his Sept. 24 announcement that Indiana would move to Phase 5 Back On Track Indiana plan, Governor Holcomb cited a sustained positivity rate below 5% as the rationale for relaxing COVID-19 restrictions. A total of 166,564 Hoosiers have tested presumptively positive for COVID-19 – a number that includes results from ISDH and results submitted by private laboratories. Approximately 2,754,311 tests have been administered. Daily updates are posted to the ISDH COVID-19 online dashboard.

 

October 26

In today’s COVID-19 situation report, the Marion County Public Health department notes, “The 7-day average positivity rate of all COVID-19 tests sent to the Indiana Department of Health has been increasing since mid-September and is higher than the second wave in July and August (10/19/2020: 6.9%). The cumulative percent positive for all cases and test results increased to 10.0% as of 10/19/2020.” The report notes that hospitalization admissions and ICU admits are increasing statewide as well.

Meanwhile, new cases of COVID-19 persist. The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) reports 2,009 new cases were recorded for October 25. ISDH reports a 6.9%  7-day positivity rate with a 5.8% cumulative rate. In his Sept. 24 announcement that Indiana would move to Phase 5 Back On Track Indiana plan, Governor Holcomb cited a sustained positivity rate below 5% as the rationale for relaxing COVID-19 restrictions. The positive rate has exceeded 5% since October 10, yet Governor Eric Holcomb has repeatedly declined to modify his Sept. 24 executive order that relaxed restrictions on public gatherings. A total of 164,581 Hoosiers have tested presumptively positive for COVID-19 – a number that includes results from ISDH and results submitted by private laboratories. Approximately 2,734,945 tests have been administered. Additionally, ISDH notes that 3,907 Hoosiers have succumbed to the disease. Daily updates are posted to the ISDH COVID-19 online dashboard.

October 25

New cases of COVID-19 continue to increase. The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) reports 2,175 new cases were recorded for October 24. ISDH reports a 6.9%  7-day positivity rate with a 5.8% cumulative rate. In his Sept. 24 announcement that Indiana would move to Phase 5 Back On Track Indiana plan, Governor Holcomb cited a sustained positivity rate below 5% as the rationale for relaxing COVID-19 restrictions. A total of 162,607 Hoosiers have tested presumptively positive for COVID-19 – a number that includes results from ISDH and results submitted by private laboratories. Approximately 2,711,078 tests have been administered. Additionally, ISDH notes that 3,894 Hoosiers have succumbed to the disease. Daily updates are posted to the ISDH COVID-19 online dashboard.

October 24

New cases of COVID-19 continue to increase. The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) reports 2,765 new cases were recorded for October 23. ISDH reports a 6.9%  7-day positivity rate with a 5.8% cumulative rate. In his Sept. 24 announcement that Indiana would move to Phase 5 Back On Track Indiana plan, Governor Holcomb cited a sustained positivity rate below 5% as the rationale for relaxing COVID-19 restrictions. A total of 160,454 Hoosiers have tested presumptively positive for COVID-19 – a number that includes results from ISDH and results submitted by private laboratories. Approximately 2,681,197 tests have been administered. Additionally, ISDH notes that 3,882 Hoosiers have succumbed to the disease. Daily updates are posted to the ISDH COVID-19 online dashboard.

October 23

Screen shot of the Oct. 18 report from the White House Coronavirus Task Force included a ranking of states based on their rates of new cases per population. CPI image. CLICK TO ENLARGE.

According to a Center for Public Integrity investigation, thirty-one states – including Indiana – are now in the “red zone” for new coronavirus cases (more than 100 new cases per 100,000 residents). Citing the October 18 White House Coronavirus Task Force report that is sent weekly to governors, CPI notes that Indiana is ranked number 15 on the list of states. CPI says the White House does not make the reports public and has rebuffed a demand from a U.S. House of Representatives committee that it share the most recent reports with lawmakers. The Center for Public Integrity first revealed the reports’ existence earlier this year and continues to collect and publish them. According to CPI,“In the summer, the task force’s advice for residents of red zones was that they limit gatherings to 10 people or fewer, reduce ‘public interactions’ to a quarter of their normal activity and avoid bars, gyms and indoor restaurant dining.” At Governor Eric Holcomb’s October COVID-19 update, he declined to modify his Sept. 24 executive order that relaxed restrictions on public gatherings as part of the Back On Track Indiana plan. He has also declined to allow expansion of absentee voting requirements to include COVID-related reasons as he did for the May primary election that was delayed until June due to the pandemic. In a recent op-ed, Indiana Senate Democratic leader Tim Lanane noted that Indiana is one of only five states that doesn’t allow anyone who wants to vote by mail to do so during this pandemic. “As cases rise to greater numbers than they were in May and hospitalizations quickly climb to May levels, Hoosiers are told that they must go vote in person,” Lanane wrote. “Unless you qualify for one of 11 specific reasons, our governor and secretary of state are telling you that you must go to a polling place to vote. Unfortunately, just being a part of a vulnerable population or taking the personal responsibility to avoid COVID-19 exposure are not acceptable reasons to vote absentee,” he added.

Meanwhile, the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) reports that 2519 new cases were recorded for October 22 with a 6.9%  7-day positivity rate and a 5.8% cumulative rate. In his Sept. 24 announcement that Indiana would move to Phase 5 Back On Track Indiana plan, Governor Holcomb cited a sustained positivity rate below 5% as the rationale for relaxing COVID-19 restrictions.  A total of 157,713 Hoosiers have tested presumptively positive for COVID-19 – a number that includes results from ISDH and results submitted by private laboratories. Approximately 2,642,522 tests have been administered. Additionally, ISDH notes that 3,858 Hoosiers have succumbed to the disease. Daily updates are posted to the ISDH COVID-19 online dashboard.

October 22

The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) reports a record number of new cases were recorded for October 21: 2,880. The trend of increasing positivity rates also continues. ISDH reports a 6.9%  7-day positivity rate with a 5.8% cumulative rate. In his Sept. 24 announcement that Indiana would move to Phase 5 Back On Track Indiana plan, Governor Holcomb cited a sustained positivity rate below 5% as the rationale for relaxing COVID-19 restrictions. During his update yesterday, Governor Holcomb declined to modify his executive order though he stressed the importance of wearing face masks. “We know masks are safe, they help you and your neighbor. The last thing we need to do is go back to a stay at home order,” he said. A total of 155,246 Hoosiers have tested presumptively positive for COVID-19 – a number that includes results from ISDH and results submitted by private laboratories. Approximately 2,611,265 tests have been administered. Additionally, ISDH notes that 3,831 Hoosiers have succumbed to the disease. Daily updates are posted to the ISDH COVID-19 online dashboard.

October 21

The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) reports that 1766 new cases were recorded for October 20. The trend of increasing positivity rates continues. ISDH reports a 6.9%  7-day positivity rate with a 5.8% cumulative rate. In his Sept. 24 announcement that Indiana would move to Phase 5 Back On Track Indiana plan, Governor Holcomb cited a sustained positivity rate below 5% as the rationale for relaxing COVID-19 restrictions. During his update today, Governor Holcomb declined to modify his executive order though he stressed the importance of wearing face masks. “We know masks are safe, they help you and your neighbor. The last thing we need to do is go back to a stay at home order,” he said. A total of 152,396 Hoosiers have tested presumptively positive for COVID-19 – a number that includes results from ISDH and results submitted by private laboratories. Approximately 2,574,800 tests have been administered. Additionally, ISDH notes that 3,790 Hoosiers have succumbed to the disease. Daily updates are posted to the ISDH COVID-19 online dashboard.

October 20

The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) reports that 1551 new cases were recorded for October 19. The worrisome trend of increasing positivity rates continues. ISDH reports a 6.7%  7-day positivity rate with a 5.8% cumulative rate. In his Sept. 24 announcement that Indiana would move to Phase 5 Back On Track Indiana plan, Governor Holcomb cited a sustained positivity rate below 5% as the rationale for relaxing COVID-19 restrictions. During his October 14 update, Governor Holcomb said he would continue to monitor statistics that could influence his decision about whether or not to modify his executive order. A total of 150,664 Hoosiers have tested presumptively positive for COVID-19 – a number that includes results from ISDH and results submitted by private laboratories. Approximately 2,551,406 tests have been administered. Additionally, ISDH notes that 3,775 Hoosiers have succumbed to the disease. Daily updates are posted to the ISDH COVID-19 online dashboard.

October 19

The high rate of positive cases of COVID-19 continues. The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) reports that 1,589 new cases were recorded for October 18. The worrisome trend of increasing positivity rates continues as well. ISDH reports a 6.5%  7-day positivity rate with a 5.8% cumulative rate. In his Sept. 24 announcement that Indiana would move to Phase 5 Back On Track Indiana plan, Governor Holcomb cited a sustained positivity rate below 5% as the rationale for relaxing COVID-19 restrictions. During his October 14 update, Governor Holcomb said he would continue to monitor statistics that could influence his decision about whether or not to modify his executive order. A total of 149,166 Hoosiers have tested presumptively positive for COVID-19 – a number that includes results from ISDH and results submitted by private laboratories. Approximately 2,533,863 tests have been administered. Additionally, ISDH notes that 3,704 Hoosiers have succumbed to the disease. Daily updates are posted to the ISDH COVID-19 online dashboard.

October 18

The high rate of positive cases of COVID-19 continues. The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) reports that 1629 new cases were recorded for October 17. The worrisome trend of increasing positivity rates continues as well. ISDH reports a 6.2%  7-day positivity rate with a 5.7% cumulative rate. In his Sept. 24 announcement that Indiana would move to Phase 5 Back On Track Indiana plan, Governor Holcomb cited a sustained positivity rate below 5% as the rationale for relaxing COVID-19 restrictions. During his October 14 update, Governor Holcomb said he would continue to monitor statistics that could influence his decision about whether or not to modify his executive order. A total of  147,582 Hoosiers have tested presumptively positive for COVID-19 – a number that includes results from ISDH and results submitted by private laboratories. Approximately 2,51,174 tests have been administered. Additionally, ISDH notes that 3,704 Hoosiers have succumbed to the disease. Daily updates are posted to the ISDH COVID-19 online dashboard.

October 17

For the third day in a row, Indiana has set a new record for positive cases of COVID-19. The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) reports that 2521 new cases were recorded for October 16. The worrisome trend of increasing positivity rates continues as well. ISDH reports a 5.9%  7-day positivity rate with a 5.8% cumulative rate. In his Sept. 24 announcement that Indiana would move to Phase 5 Back On Track Indiana plan, Governor Holcomb cited a sustained positivity rate below 5% as the rationale for relaxing COVID-19 restrictions. During his October 14 update, Governor Holcomb said he would continue to monitor statistics that could influence his decision about whether or not to modify his executive order. A total of  145,977 Hoosiers have tested presumptively positive for COVID-19 – a number that includes results from ISDH and results submitted by private laboratories. Approximately 2,485,506 tests have been administered. Additionally, ISDH notes that  Daily updates are posted to the ISDH COVID-19 online dashboard.

October 16

For the second day in a row, Indiana set a new record for positive cases of COVID-19. The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) reports that 2328 new cases were recorded for October 15. ISDH reports a 5.8%  7-day positivity rate with a 5.8% cumulative rate. In his Sept. 24 announcement that Indiana would move to Phase 5 Back On Track Indiana plan, Governor Holcomb cited a sustained positivity rate below 5% as the rationale for relaxing COVID-19 restrictions. A total of  143,495 Hoosiers have tested presumptively positive for COVID-19 – a number that includes results from ISDH and results submitted by private laboratories. Approximately 2,451,285 tests have been administered. Additionally, ISDH notes that 3,654 Hoosiers have succumbed to the disease. Daily updates are posted to the ISDH COVID-19 online dashboard.

October 15

Governor Eric Holcomb signed an executive order 20-46 [PDF] extending the adjusted version of the Stage 5 Back On Track Indiana plan and extending the state’s face covering mandate until Nov. 14. Additionally, Governor Holcomb has tested negative for COVID-19. The Governor, Dr. Lindsay Weaver, chief medical officer for the Indiana State Department of Health, several members of the Governor’s Office, and several members of the state department of health were tested out of an abundance of caution State Health after it was learned that State Health Commissioner Dr. Kristina Box had tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday after spending time with her grandson and daughter, who also tested positive. Dr. Box will quarantine for 14 days. The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) reports that a record 1,962 new cases were recorded for October 14. ISDH reports a 5.4%  7-day positivity rate with a 5.7% cumulative rate. In his Sept. 24 announcement that Indiana would move to Phase 5, Governor Holcomb cited a sustained positivity rate below 5% as the rationale for relaxing COVID-19 restrictions. A total of  141,212 Hoosiers have tested presumptively positive for COVID-19 – a number that includes results from ISDH and results submitted by private laboratories. Approximately 2,420,865 tests have been administered. Additionally, ISDH notes that 3,632 Hoosiers have succumbed to the disease. Daily updates are posted to the ISDH COVID-19 online dashboard.

October 14

Dr. Kristina Box, commissioner of the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) reports that she and two family members have tested positive for COVID-19. During Governor Holcomb’s weekly update, Dr. Box reported by phone that while she and her husband had been careful about masking and social distancing, her grandson, who attends daycare in a private home, contracted the disease. Two workers in the facility have tested positive. Dr. Box expressed concerns about rising numbers of positive cases – 1172 new cases were recorded for October 13. “The numbers are not good,” she said. Gov. Holcomb said he was keeping the state in Phase 5 of the Back on Track Indiana plan through mid-November though he said he would revisit the issue in a week. “Too many are ignoring science and rolling the dice as if somebody is going to pay that bill for us. Don’t kid yourselves, we’re all paying this bill and this bill will come due,” he said, adding, “We can only control what we can control. Wearing a mask is a layup.” A total of  139,269 Hoosiers have tested presumptively positive for COVID-19 – a number that includes results from ISDH and results submitted by private laboratories. Approximately 2,395,566 tests have been administered. Additionally, ISDH notes that 3,609 Hoosiers have succumbed to the disease. Daily updates are posted to the ISDH COVID-19 online dashboard.

October 13

In its Oct. 12 COVID-19 situation report, the Marion County Public Health department notes, “Indiana has been experiencing an increasing of new COVID-19 cases for the past 16 days, and has reached an all-time high of 7-day new cases per day of 20.9 per 100,000 residents.” Additionally, “From October 01 – 11, there have been 135 confirmed deaths associated with COVID-19, which is higher than was reported in the Indiana Department of Health’s last influenza report for the 2019/2020 season (132 deaths total).”

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The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) reports that 1569 new cases were recorded for October 12. Of continued concern is the positivity rate. ISDH reports a 5.3%  7-day rate with a 5.7% cumulative rate. In his Sept. 24 announcement that Indiana would move to Phase 5 of the Back on Track Indiana plan, Governor Eric Holcomb cited a sustained positivity rate below 5% as the rationale for relaxing COVID-19 restrictions. A total of  138,104 Hoosiers have tested presumptively positive for COVID-19 – a number that includes results from ISDH and results submitted by private laboratories. Approximately 2,376,462 tests have been administered. Additionally, ISDH notes that 3,565 Hoosiers have succumbed to the disease. Daily updates are posted to the ISDH COVID-19 online dashboard.

October 12

The number of positive cases continues to climb. The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) reports that 1581 new cases were recorded for October 11. Of continued concern is the positivity rate. ISDH reports a 5.3%  7-day rate with a 5.7% cumulative rate. In his Sept. 24 announcement that Indiana would move to Phase 5 of the Back on Track Indiana plan, Governor Eric Holcomb cited a sustained positivity rate below 5% as the rationale for relaxing COVID-19 restrictions. A total of  136,555 Hoosiers have tested presumptively positive for COVID-19 – a number that includes results from ISDH and results submitted by private laboratories. Approximately 2,357,865 tests have been administered. Additionally, ISDH notes that 3,565 Hoosiers have succumbed to the disease. Daily updates are posted to the ISDH COVID-19 online dashboard.

October 11

The steady rise in cases continues. The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) reports that 1579 new cases were recorded for October 10. A total of  134,981 Hoosiers have tested presumptively positive for COVID-19 – a number that includes results from ISDH and results submitted by private laboratories. Approximately 2,336,228 tests have been administered. Additionally, ISDH notes that 3,562 Hoosiers have succumbed to the disease. Daily updates are posted to the ISDH COVID-19 online dashboard.

October 10

The steady rise in cases continues with a record number of positive cases reported by the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH): 1945 new cases were recorded for October 9. Of great concern is the positivity rate. ISDH reports a 5.2%  7-day rate with a 5.7% cumulative rate. In his Sept. 24 announcement that Indiana would move to Phase 5 of the Back on Track Indiana plan, Governor Eric Holcomb cited a sustained positivity rate below 5% as the rationale for relaxing COVID-19 restrictions. In a letter to the governor, Senate Democratic Leader Tim Lanane (D-Anderson) issued a statement that read in part: “Only two weeks after the governor completely reopened our state, we are looking at what could turn into the worst COVID-19 surge Indiana has experienced since the pandemic began. IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital, in my own district, has reported ‘an all-time high of COVID-19 positive inpatients.’ This is not business as usual; this is a deadly disease spreading uncontrollably through Indiana. Indiana is now turning into a perfect example of what not to do to stop the spread of this deadly virus. Governor, I plead with you to stop this foolish reopening, enforce your mask mandate and get aid to the folks who need it most right now.”

A total of  133,411 Hoosiers have tested presumptively positive for COVID-19 – a number that includes results from ISDH and results submitted by private laboratories. Approximately 2,306,562 tests have been administered. Additionally, ISDH notes that 3,555 Hoosiers have succumbed to the disease. Daily updates are posted to the ISDH COVID-19 online dashboard.

October 9

The steady rise in cases continues. The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) reports that 1832 new cases were recorded for October 8. A total of  131,493 Hoosiers have tested presumptively positive for COVID-19 – a number that includes results from ISDH and results submitted by private laboratories. Approximately 2,276,846 tests have been administered. Additionally, ISDH notes that 3,534 Hoosiers have succumbed to the disease. Daily updates are posted to the ISDH COVID-19 online dashboard.

October 8

The steady rise in cases continues. The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) reports that 1488 new cases were recorded for October 7. A total of  129,677 Hoosiers have tested presumptively positive for COVID-19 – a number that includes results from ISDH and results submitted by private laboratories. Approximately 2,246,099 tests have been administered. Additionally, ISDH notes that 3,515 Hoosiers have succumbed to the disease. Daily updates are posted to the ISDH COVID-19 online dashboard.

October 7

Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) reports that 1302 new cases were recorded for October 6. A total of  128,227 Hoosiers have tested presumptively positive for COVID-19 – a number that includes results from ISDH and results submitted by private laboratories. Approximately 2,220,232 tests have been administered. Additionally, ISDH notes that 3,500 Hoosiers have succumbed to the disease. Daily updates are posted to the ISDH COVID-19 online dashboard.

The number of Hoosiers who have died from COVID-19 thus far in 2020 make it the 5th leading cause of death in the state – ahead of stroke, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, kidney disease, septicemia, and suicide.

October 6

Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) reports that 990 new cases were recorded for October 5. A total of  126,946 Hoosiers have tested presumptively positive for COVID-19 – a number that includes results from ISDH and results submitted by private laboratories. Approximately 2,198,785 tests have been administered. Additionally, ISDH notes that 3,483 Hoosiers have succumbed to the disease. Daily updates are posted to the ISDH COVID-19 online dashboard.

October 5

Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) reports that 835 new cases were recorded for October 4. A total of  125,976 Hoosiers have tested presumptively positive for COVID-19 – a number that includes results from ISDH and results submitted by private laboratories. Approximately 2,181,850 tests have been administered. Additionally, ISDH notes that 3,454 Hoosiers have succumbed to the disease. Daily updates are posted to the ISDH COVID-19 online dashboard.

October 4

Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) reports that 835 new cases were recorded for October 3. A total of  125,146 Hoosiers have tested presumptively positive for COVID-19 – a number that includes results from ISDH and results submitted by private laboratories. Approximately 2,166,366 tests have been administered. Additionally, ISDH notes that 3,447 Hoosiers have succumbed to the disease. Daily updates are posted to the ISDH COVID-19 online dashboard.

October 3

Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) reports that 1,096 new cases were recorded for October 2. A total of  125,146 Hoosiers have tested presumptively positive for COVID-19 – a number that includes results from ISDH and results submitted by private laboratories. Approximately 2,166,366 tests have been administered. Additionally, ISDH notes that 3,447 Hoosiers have succumbed to the disease. Daily updates are posted to the ISDH COVID-19 online dashboard.

October 2

Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) reports that 1,495 new cases were recorded for October 1. A total of  122,640 Hoosiers have tested presumptively positive for COVID-19 – a number that includes results from ISDH and results submitted by private laboratories. Approximately 2,114,835 tests have been administered. Additionally, ISDH notes that 3,429 Hoosiers have succumbed to the disease. Daily updates are posted to the ISDH COVID-19 online dashboard.

October 1

Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) reports that 1,171 new cases were recorded for September 30. A total of  121,176 Hoosiers have tested presumptively positive for COVID-19 – a number that includes results from ISDH and results submitted by private laboratories. Approximately 2,087,611 tests have been administered. Additionally, ISDH notes that 3,418 Hoosiers have succumbed to the disease. Daily updates are posted to the ISDH COVID-19 online dashboard.