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Statewide single day new case record shattered; ICU bed availability falling

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After deadline on Thursday, the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) reported 6,654 new COVID-19 cases over the previous 24 hours (5,156 new cases on Wednesday), to bring the total so far to 230,965

Those 6,654 new cases represent the highest single-day total since the pandemic began, shattering--by fully 29 percent--the previous record of 5,156 set just the previous day, on Tuesday, Nov. 10.


ISDH also reported 51 additional deaths on Thursday (31 on Wednesday), to bring the total to date to 4,814.

On Thursday, the seven-day moving average for per-day COVID-19 deaths was 35 (33 on Wednesday). The highest seven-day moving average for per-day deaths since the pandemic began was 42, recorded on April 27.


Meanwhile, hospitalizations continued to spike on Thursday with 2,569, the highest number on any single day since the pandemic began, up from 2,544 on Wednesday. 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 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.

ICU Beds

On Thursay, ISDH reported a 22.3 percent availability of the 2,164 ICU beds statewide: 46.7 percent of ICU beds currently in use are for non-COVID patients; 31 percent, for COVID-patients.

County Numbers

On  Thursday, Marion County reported 32,962 cases and 814 deaths (32,031 and 810), the most in the state in both categories. Lake County reported 20,908 cases and 403 deaths (20,300 and 401), the second most in the state in both categories. LaPorte County reported 3,429 cases and 82 deaths (3,333 and 81).

Indiana School Cases

As of Monday, ISDH was reporting 5,916 student cases statewide; 1,235 teacher cases; and 1,429 staff cases.



Posted 11/13/2020




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