After deadline on
Wednesday, the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) reported 5,156 new
COVID-19 cases over the previous 24 hours (4,879 new cases on Tuesday), to
bring the total so far to 224,374.
Those 5,156 new
cases represent the highest single-day total since the pandemic began,
exceeding the previous record of 5,007 set less than a week ago, on Friday,
ISDH also reported
31 additional deaths on Wednesday (67 additional deaths on Tuesday), to
bring the total to date to 4,763.
On Wednesday, the
seven-day moving average for COVID-19 deaths was 33. The highest seven-day
moving average for deaths since the pandemic began was 42, recorded 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 250 presumptive deaths was reported on Wednesday, unchanged from Tuesday.
hospitalizations continued to spike on Wednesday with 2,544, the highest
number on any single day since the pandemic began, up 9 percent from the
2,336 reported on Tuesday. According to ISDH, the most hospitalizations on
any given day during the initial surge of the pandemic was 1,799, on April
In the seven-day
period Oct. 20-27, daily COVID-19 hospitalizations jumped by 13 percent,
from 1,484 to 1,679.
In the next
seven-day period, Oct. 28-Nov. 3, daily hospitalizations jumped by another
13 percent, from 1,679 to 1,897.
In the most recent
seven-day period, Nov. 4-10, daily hospitalizations spiked by 23 percent,
from 1,897 to 2,336.
Marion County reported 32,031 cases and 810 deaths (31,323 and 808 on
Tuesday), the most in the state in both categories. Lake County reported
20,300 cases and 401 deaths (19,926 and 400), the second most in the state
in both categories. LaPorte County reported 3,333 cases and 81 deaths (3,265
updated Porter County's status on Wednesday, leaving it unchanged at a
steady "Orange 2.5," on the basis of a rolling seven-day average of 597 new
cases per 100,000 residents (410 the previous week); and a rolling seven-day
average "All Test" positivity rate of 14.45 percent (12.09 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
"2.0" ISDH is next scheduled to update Porter County's status on Wednesday,
As of Monday, ISDH
was reporting 5,916 student cases statewide; 1,235 teacher cases; and 1,429