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