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Most hospitalizations reported in Indiana since pandemic began

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After deadline on Tuesday, the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) reported 2,951 new COVID-19 cases over the previous 24 hours (3,080 new cases on Monday), to bring the total so far to 188,066.

Also on Tuesday, ISDH reported 50 additional COVID-19 deaths over the same 24-hour period (26 additional deaths on Monday), to bring the total to date to 4,462.

In addition, ISDH reported 1,867 hospitalizations, up from 1,759 on Monday and the most hospitalizations on any single day since ISDH began tracking those numbers.

Marion County was reporting 28,276 cases and 797 deaths (27,994 and 796 on Monday), the most in the state in both categories. Lake County was reporting 16,748 cases and 382 deaths (16,383 and 378), the second most in the state in both categories. LaPorte County was reporting 2,745 cases and 68 deaths (2,684 and 68).

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 240, presumptive deaths was reported on Tuesday, unchanged from Monday

Porter County in Orange Zone

On Oct. 28, ISDH downgraded Porter County’s COVID-19 status from “Yellow” to “Orange,” reporting 320 new cases per 100,000 (170 the previous week); and an “All Test” positivity rate of 8.41 percent (7.77 percent the previous). 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 “1.”

ISDH is next scheduled to update Porter County’s status on Wednesday, Nov. 4.

Indiana School Cases

Meanwhile, as of Monday ISDH was reporting 4,363 student cases statewide; 919 teacher cases; and 1,055 total staff cases.



Posted 11/4/2020




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