topped 250,000 in Indiana on Sunday, while the single-day new-case record
was shattered on Saturday, the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) was
Over the 72-hour
period Friday-Sunday, ISDH reported 21,003 new cases, to bring the total so
far to 251,597.
ISDH reported 5,708
new cases on Friday (6,654 new cases on Thursday); 8,451 on Saturday; and
6,844 on Sunday.
new cases represents the highest single-day total since the pandemic began,
breaking--by fully 27 percent--the previous record of 6,654 set just the
previous day, on Friday, Nov. 13.
ISDH also reported
an additional 97 deaths from COVID-19 over the same 72-hour period, to bring
the total to date to 4,911.
ISDH reported 50
additional deaths on Friday (51 on Thursday); 25 on Saturday; and 22 on
On Sunday, the
seven-day moving average for per-day COVID-19 deaths was 31 (35 on Friday).
The highest seven-day moving average for per-day deaths since the pandemic
began was 42, recorded on April 27.
hospitalizations continued to spike over the weekend, with 2,628 reported on
Sunday. On Saturday ISDH reported 2,634 hospitalizations, the highest number
on any single day since the pandemic began, up from the previous record of
2,569 set just two days before, on Thursday.
According to ISDH,
the most hospitalizations on any given day during the initial surge of the
pandemic was 1,799, on April 13.
In the 26-day
period Oct. 20-Nov. 16, daily COVID-19 hospitalizations jumped by 77
percent, from 1,484 to 2,628,
On Sunday ISDH
reported a 25.5 percent availability of ICU beds statewide (22.3 percent on
Thursday), with non-COVID ICU bed use dropping to 40.8 (46.7 percent on
Thursday); but COVID bed use increasing to 33.8 percent (31 percent on
Marion County reported 35,416 cases and 821 deaths (32,962 and 814 on
Thursday), the most in the state in both categories. Lake County reported
22,575 cases and 412 deaths (20,908 and 403), the second most in the state
in both categories. LaPorte County reported 3,759 cases and 82 deaths (3,429
As of Monday, Nov.
9, ISDH was reporting 5,916 student cases statewide; 1,235 teacher cases;
and 1,429 staff cases.