After deadline on
Tuesday, the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) reported 4,347 new
COVID-19 cases (5,050 new cases on Monday), to bring the total so far to
ISDH also reported
130 additional deaths on Tuesday (35 on Monday), to bring the total to date
moving average for per-day COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday was 62 (68 on Monday).
The seven-day moving average of 72 per-day deaths on Saturday, Dec. 12, is
the highest ever recorded during the pandemic. The highest recorded during
the initial surge was 42 on April 27.
reported 3,229 hospitalizations on Tuesday (3,072 on Monday).
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 Tuesday, ISDH
reported a 23.9 percent availability of ICU beds statewide (23.6 percent on
Monday). COVID bed use on Tuesday was 42.3 percent (40.4 on Monday). Non-COVID
bed use on Sunday was 33.8 percent (35.9 percent on Monday).
On Tuesday, Marion
County reported 59,531 cases and 988 deaths (58,931 and 973 on Monday), the
most in the state in both categories. Lake County reported 35,347 cases and
533 deaths (35,098 and 530), the second most in the state in both
categories. LaPorte County reported 6,257 cases and 116 deaths (6,182 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.
ISDH is next
scheduled to update Porter County’s color code today.
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, ISDH
was reporting 16,383 student cases statewide; 3,404 teacher cases; and 4,118