After deadline on
Monday, the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) reported 5,218 new
COVID-19 cases (6,844 new cases on Sunday), to bring the total so far to
ISDH also reported
26 additional deaths on Monday (22 on Sunday), to bring the total to date to
On Monday, the
seven-day moving average for per-day COVID-19 deaths was 29 (31 on Sunday).
The highest seven-day moving average for per-day deaths since the pandemic
began was 42, recorded on April 27.
hospitalizations continued to spike on Monday, with 2,768 reported (2,628 on
hospitalizations are the most on any single day since the pandemic began, up
from the previous record of 2,634 set only two days before, on Saturday,
According to ISDH,
the most hospitalizations on any given day during the initial surge of the
pandemic was 1,799, on April 13.
In the 27-day
period Oct. 20-Nov. 16, daily COVID-19 hospitalizations jumped by 87
percent, from 1,484 to 2,768.
On Monday ISDH
reported a 26.2 percent availability of ICU beds statewide (25.5 percent
availability on Sunday), with non-COVID ICU bed use dropping to 39 percent
(40.8 percent on Sunday); but COVID bed use increasing to 34.7 percent (33.8
percent on Sunday).
Marion County reported 36,006 cases and 823 deaths (35,416 and 821), the
most in the state in both categories. Lake County reported 23,167 cases and
413 deaths (22,575 and 412), the second most in the state in both
categories. LaPorte County reported 3,847 cases and 82 deaths (3,759 and
Expected to Go Red
ISDH is next
scheduled to update Porter County’s COVID-19 color status on Wednesday, Nov.
18. Based on current metrics--the seven-day rolling average of new cases per
100,000 residents; and the rolling seven-day average “All Test” positivity
rate--the Porter County Health Department has signaled its belief that the
county will be downgraded to Red from Orange.
On Nov. 11, ISDH
left Porter County’s color status unchanged at a steady “Orange 2.5.”
On Monday ISDH
reported 2,311 new student cases statewide (8,217 total); 453 new teacher
cases (1,685 total); and 549 new staff cases (1,971 total).
As of Monday, 288
schools had reported no cases; 1,681 schools had reported one or more cases;
while 397 had simply not reported.