After deadline on
Thursday, the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) reported 8,527 new
COVID-19 cases over the previous 24 hours (6,655 new cases on Wednesday), to
bring the total so far to 359,430.
new cases are a new 24-hour record, exceeding the previous record of 8,451
new cases set on Nov. 14.
ISDH also reported
60 additional deaths over the same period (110 additional deaths on
Wednesday), to bring the total to date to 6,063.
moving average for per-day COVID-19 deaths on Thursday was 53 (52 on
seven-day moving average of 60 per-day deaths is the highest recorded during
the pandemic. The highest recorded during the initial surge was 42 on April
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 285 presumptive deaths was reported on Thursday, unchanged from
reported 3,362 hospitalizations on Thursday (3,441 on Wednesday). Tuesday’s
3,460 hospitalizations are the most on any single day since the pandemic
began, up from the previous record of 3,401 set only the day before, on
According to ISDH,
the most hospitalizations on any given day during the initial surge of the
pandemic was 1,799, on April 13.
On Thursday ISDH
reported a 20.5 percent availability of ICU beds statewide, up fractionally
from 20.2 percent on Wednesday. COVID bed use on Thursday was 45.2 percent,
down fractionally from 45.8 percent on Wednesday. Non-COVID bed use on
Thursday was 34.3 percent, up from 30.0 percent on Wednesday.
On Thursday Marion
County reported 48,740 cases and 894 deaths (47,763 and 893 on Wednesday),
the most in the state in both categories. Lake County reported 30,573 cases
and 484 deaths (30,007 and 480), the second most in the state in both
categories. LaPorte County reported 5,291 cases and 105 deaths (5,171 and
Stable at Orange
As of Wednesday,
Porter County’s COVID-19 color status
remained 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”
average of 200 or more earns a Red score (3). Porter County’s per-100,000
average as of Thursday: 520.
An average “All
Test” positivity rate of 10 to 14.9 percent earns an Orange score (2).
Porter County’s “All Test” positivity rate as of Nov. 25: 12.3 percent.
ISDH upgraded one
county on Wednesday to Orange from Red. Currently, 16 counties in Indiana
are in the Red, down from 17 last week.
ISDH is next
scheduled to update county color on Wednesday, Dec. 9.
As of Monday, Nov.
30, ISDH was reporting 11,677 total student cases statewide; 2,486 total
teacher cases; and 2,899 staff cases.