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State reports 127 deaths; 5,457 cases

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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.

The seven-day 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.


Meanwhile, ISDH reported 3,250 hospitalizations on Tuesday (3,214 on Monday).

ICU Bed Availability

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.

County Numbers

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 109).

Porter County Status Orange

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.

Note: the 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.

Indiana School Cases

As of Tuesday, ISDH was reporting 14,011 student cases statewide; 2,999 teacher cases; and 3,533 staff cases.


Posted 12/9/2020







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