After deadline on
Thursday, the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) reported 4,462 new
COVID-19 cases over the previous 24 hours (3,756 new cases on Wednesday), to
bring the total so far to 196,172.
Those 4,462 new
cases represent a new single-day record, exceeding the old one of 3,765 set
just the day before, on Wednesday, Nov. 4.
Thursday, ISDH reported 47 additional COVID-19 deaths over the same 24-hour
period (25 additional deaths on Wednesday), to bring the total to date to
In addition, ISDH
reported 1,948 hospitalizations on Thursday, up from 1,897 on Wednesday and
the most hospitalizations on any single day of the pandemic since ISDH began
tracking those numbers, on April 8.
Marion County was
reporting 29,049 cases and 800 deaths (28,669 and 798 on Wednesday), the
most in the state in both categories. Lake County was reporting 17,487 cases
and 387 deaths (16,965 and 384), the second most in the state in both
categories. LaPorte County was reporting 2,877 cases and 69 deaths (2,779
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 242 presumptive deaths was reported on Thursday, up from 240 on
downgraded Porter County' status on Wednesday from "Orange 2.0" to "Orange
2.5," on the basis of a rolling seven-day average of 410 new cases per
100,000 residents (320 the previous week); and a rolling seven-day
average "All Test" positivity rate of 12.09 percent (8.41 percent the
previous week). The Orange code is an average of the per-100,000 cases,
which ISDH scored a "3"; and the All-Test positive rate, which ISDH scored a
Last week, ISDH
gave "Orange" grades to 50 of Indiana's 92 counties; on Wednesday, that
number increased to 71. Last week, ISDH gave "Yellow" grades to 36 counties;
on Wednesday, that number dropped to 17. Only one county was graded "Blue"
on Wednesday; last week, three were.
Meanwhile, as of
Monday ISDH was reporting 4,363 student cases statewide; 919 teacher cases;
and 1,055 total staff cases.