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State reports 1 day record of 3,649 cases

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The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) was reporting today 3,649 new COVID-19 cases over the last 24 hours (2,587 new cases on Wednesday), to bring the total so far to 172,730.

Those 3,649 cases represent a new 24-hour record, surpassing the previous record of 2,587 set on Wednesday, Oct. 28.

ISHD was also reporting today 33 additional COVID-19 deaths over the last 24 hours (33 additional deaths on Wednesday), to bring the total to date to 4,282.

In addition, ISDH was reporting today 1,799 hospitalizations, up from 1,679 on Wednesday and the most hospitalizations since April 13, when ISDH reported 1,699 hospitalizations.

Marion County was reporting today 26,807 cases and 796 deaths (26,448 and 794 on Wednesday), the most in the state in both categories. Lake County was reporting 15,074 cases and 371 deaths (14,804 and 364), the second most in the state in both categories. LaPorte County was reporting 2,488 cases and 67 deaths (2,441 and 65).

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 236, presumptive deaths was reported today, unchanged from Wednesday.

Porter County in Orange Zone

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

Indiana School Cases

Meanwhile, as of Monday ISDH was reporting 3,507 student cases statewide; 719 total teacher cases; and 801 staff cases. new staff cases.

There were 562 schools with no reported cases this week, down from 622 last week; 1,314 schools with one or more cases, up from 1,168 schools last week ; and 490 schools that have not reported, down from 576 schools last week.


Posted 10/29/2020




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