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State reports 4213 new cases and 2147 hospitalizations

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After deadline on Monday, the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH reported 4,213 new COVID-19 cases over the previous 24 hours (4,689 new cases on Sunday), to bring the total so far to 214,509 cases.

ISDH also reported 34 additional deaths on Monday (38 additional deaths on Sunday), to bring the total to date to 4,665.

Meanwhile, hospitalizations continued to spike on Monday, with 2,174 (2,070 hospitalizations on Sunday). According to ISDH, the most hospitalizations on any given day during the initial surge of the pandemic was 1,799, on April 13.

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 246 presumptive deaths was reported on Monday, unchanged from Sunday.

On Sunday, Marion County reported 30,786 cases and 804 deaths (30,427 and 804 on Sunday), the most in the state in both categories. Lake County reported 19,434 cases and 393 deaths (18,802 and 392), the second most in the state in both categories. LaPorte County reported 3,192 cases and 75 deaths (3,127 and 73).

Porter County Downgraded

Last week, ISDH downgraded Porter County’s status from “Orange 2.0” to “Orange 2.5,” on the basis of a rolling seven-day average of 410 new cases per 100,000 residents (320 the previous week); and a rolling seven-day average “All Test” positivity rate of 12.09 percent (8.41 percent the previous 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 “2.” ISDH is next scheduled to update Porter County’s status on Wed., Nov. 11.

Indiana School Cases

Also on Monday, ISDH reported 1,572 new student cases statewide (5,916 total); 319 new teacher cases (1,235 total); and 380 new staff cases (1,429 total).

As of Monday, 353 schools had reported no cases, down from 562 last week; 1,589 had reported one or more cases, up from 1,444; and 424 schools had not reported at all, down from 453 schools.


Posted 11/10/20




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