Chesterton Tribune



State reports 202 deaths over the weekend, 20,927 cases

Back To Front Page


The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) was reporting 20,927 new COVID-19 cases over the 72-hour period Friday-Sunday, to bring the total so far to 425,927.

ISDH reported 7,360 new cases on Friday (6,604 on Thursday); 7,542 on Saturday; and 6,025 on Sunday.


ISDH also reported 202 additional deaths over the same 72-hour period, to bring the total to date to 6,837.

ISDH reported 71 additional deaths on Friday (98 on Thursday); 85 on Saturday; and 37 on Sunday.

The seven-day moving average for per-day COVID-19 deaths on Sunday was 58 (66 on Saturday). Thursday’s seven-day moving average of 70 per-day deaths is the highest ever recorded during the pandemic. The highest recorded during the initial surge was 42 on April 27.

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 310 presumptive deaths was reported on Sunday, up from 301 on Thursday.


Meanwhile, ISDH reported 3,108 hospitalizations on Sunday (3,221 on Thursday).

According to ISDH, the most hospitalizations on any given day during the initial surge of the pandemic was 1,799, on April 13.

The number of per-day hospitalizations statewide has been generally declining since the record-high of 3,460 reported on Nov. 30, even as the number of per-day deaths has been generally rising.

ICU Bed Availability

On Sunday ISDH reported a 22.0 percent availability of ICU beds statewide (20.5 percent on Thursday). COVID bed use on Sunday was 40.8 percent (43.6 percent on Thursday). Non-COVID bed use on Sunday was 37.2 percent (35.9 percent on Thursday).

County Numbers

On Sunday Marion County reported 58,091 cases and 962 deaths (55,217 and 939 on Thursday), the most in the state in both categories. Lake County reported 34,758 cases and 527 deaths (33,496 and 515), the second most in the state in both categories. LaPorte County reported 6,127 cases and 116 deaths (5,817 and 112).

Porter County Status Orange

On Wednesday, Dec. 9, ISDH left Porter County’s COVID-19 color status 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.

A per-100,000 average of 200 or more earns a Red score (3). Porter County’s per-100,000 average on Sunday: 516.

An average “All Test” positivity rate of 10 to 14.9 percent earns an Orange score (2). Porter County’s “All Test” positivity rate on Dec. 5: 13.9 percent.

ISDH is next scheduled to update Porter County’s color code on Wednesday, Dec. 16.

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 Monday, Dec. 7, ISDH was reporting 14,011 student cases statewide; 2,999 teacher cases; and 3,533 staff cases.


Posted 12/14/2020




Search This Site:

Custom Search