After deadline on
Tuesday, the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) reported 5,457 new
COVID-19 cases over the previous 24 hours (5,700 new cases on Monday), to
bring the total so far to 392,663.
ISDH also reported
127 additional deaths over the same period (42 additional deaths on Monday),
to bring the total to date to 6,441.
moving average for per-day COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday was 57 (61 on Monday).
Sunday’s seven-day moving average of 67 per-day deaths is the
highest recorded during the pandemic.
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 301 presumptive deaths was reported on Tuesday, up from 298 on Monday.
reported 3,250 hospitalizations on Tuesday (3,214 on Monday).
On Tuesday ISDH
reported a 20.9 percent availability of ICU beds statewide, down from 22.1
percent on Monday. COVID bed use on Tuesday was 43.8 percent, up from 43.6
percent on Monday. Non-COVID bed use on Tuesday was 35.3 percent, up from
34.4 percent on Monday.
On Tuesday Marion
County reported 53,514 cases and 929 deaths (52,737 and 919 on Monday), the
most in the state in both categories. Lake County reported 32,816 cases and
501 deaths (32,448 and 495), the second most in the state in both
categories. LaPorte County reported 5,733 cases and 110 deaths (5,637 and
As of Wednesday,
Dec. 2, 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” positivity rate.
ISDH was scheduled
to update the county color code after deadline 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 Tuesday, ISDH
was reporting 14,011 student cases statewide; 2,999 teacher cases; and 3,533