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
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
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.