After deadline on
Thursday, the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) reported 7,420 new
COVID-19 cases over the previous 24 hours (6,143 new cases on Wednesday), to
bring the total so far to 275,334.
cases are the second most ever recorded over a 24-hour period since the
pandemic began. The most ever: 8,451, reported on Saturday, Nov. 14.
ISDH also reported
59 additional deaths on Thursday (60 additional deaths on Wednesday), to
bring the total to date to 5,144.
On Thursday, the
seven-day moving average for per-day COVID-19 deaths was 39 (43 on
Wednesday). Wednesday’s seven-day moving average of 43 per-day deaths is the
highest reported since the pandemic began, eclipsing the mark of 42 reported
on April 27.
The total COVID-19
death count includes both confirmed and presumptive deaths to date.
Presumptive deaths are those for which x-ray, scans, and clinical symptoms
all point to COVID-19 but for which no positive test is on record. A total
of 254 presumptive deaths was reported on Thursday, unchanged from
hospitalizations continued to rise on Thursday, with 3,063 reported (3,040
hospitalizations are the most on any single day since the pandemic began, up
from the previous record of 3,040 set only the day before, on Wednesday,
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 30-day
period Oct. 20-Nov. 17, daily COVID-19 hospitalizations in Indiana jumped by
106 percent, from 1,484 to 3,063.
On Thursday ISDH
reported a 21.3 percent availability of ICU beds statewide, down from 21.7
percent on Wednesday. COVID bed use rose to 39.3 percent (39 percent on
Wednesday); while Non-COVID bed use increased to 39.4 percent (39.3 percent
On Thursday, Marion
County reported 38,327 cases and 831 deaths (37,552 and 828 on Wednesday),
the most in the state in both categories. Lake County reported 24,508 cases
and 433 deaths (23,953 and 430), the second most in the state in both
categories. LaPorte County reported 4,080 cases and 86 deaths (4,001 and
As of Wednesday,
Porter County’s COVID-19 color status is Red, downgraded from Orange. The
color status is the average of two metrics: the seven-day rolling average of
new cases per 100,000 residents; and the rolling seven-day average “All
Test” positivity rate.
average of 200 or more earns a Red score (3). Porter County’s per-100,000
average as of Thursday: 850.
An average “All
Test” positivity rate of 15 percent or higher also earns a Red Score (3).
Porter County’s “All Test” positivity rate as of Nov. 11: 16.7 percent.
Last week, nine
Indiana counties of 92 scored Red. Currently, 21 counties are in the Red, a
spike of 133 percent. Also as of Wednesday, 23 percent of all Indiana
counties are in the Red.
As of Monday,
according to ISDH there were 8,217 total student cases statewide; 1,685
teacher cases; and 1,971 staff cases.