The Indiana State
Department of Health (ISDH) was reporting 20,927 new COVID-19 cases over the
72-hour period Friday-Sunday, to bring the total so far to 425,927.
ISDH reported 7,360
new cases on Friday (6,604 on Thursday); 7,542 on Saturday; and 6,025 on
ISDH also reported
202 additional deaths over the same 72-hour period, to bring the total to
date to 6,837.
ISDH reported 71
additional deaths on Friday (98 on Thursday); 85 on Saturday; and 37 on
moving average for per-day COVID-19 deaths on Sunday was 58 (66 on
Saturday). Thursday’s seven-day moving average of 70 per-day deaths is the
highest ever recorded during the pandemic. The highest recorded during the
initial surge was 42 on April 27.
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 310 presumptive deaths was reported on Sunday, up from 301 on Thursday.
reported 3,108 hospitalizations on Sunday (3,221 on Thursday).
According to ISDH,
the most hospitalizations on any given day during the initial surge of the
pandemic was 1,799, on April 13.
The number of
per-day hospitalizations statewide has been generally declining since the
record-high of 3,460 reported on Nov. 30, even as the number of per-day
deaths has been generally rising.
On Sunday ISDH
reported a 22.0 percent availability of ICU beds statewide (20.5 percent on
Thursday). COVID bed use on Sunday was 40.8 percent (43.6 percent on
Thursday). Non-COVID bed use on Sunday was 37.2 percent (35.9 percent on
On Sunday Marion
County reported 58,091 cases and 962 deaths (55,217 and 939 on Thursday),
the most in the state in both categories. Lake County reported 34,758 cases
and 527 deaths (33,496 and 515), the second most in the state in both
categories. LaPorte County reported 6,127 cases and 116 deaths (5,817 and
On Wednesday, Dec.
9, ISDH left Porter County’s COVID-19 color status unchanged at Orange 2.5.
The color status is the average of two metrics: the seven-day rolling
average of new cases per 100,000 residents; and the rolling seven-day
average “All Test” positivity rate.
average of 200 or more earns a Red score (3). Porter County’s per-100,000
average on Sunday: 516.
An average “All
Test” positivity rate of 10 to 14.9 percent earns an Orange score (2).
Porter County’s “All Test” positivity rate on Dec. 5: 13.9 percent.
ISDH is next
scheduled to update Porter County’s color code on Wednesday, Dec. 16.
Porter County Health Department, using other metrics such as
hospitalizations and deaths, has opted to retain the Code Red status and has
issued additional restrictions accordingly, under the authority granted by
Executive Order 20-48.
As of Monday, Dec.
7, ISDH was reporting 14,011 student cases statewide; 2,999 teacher cases;
and 3,533 staff cases.