The Indiana State
Department of Health (ISDH) reported 22,474 new COVID-19 cases over the
72-hour period Friday-Sunday, to bring the total so far to 381,617,
ISDH reported 8,003
new cases on Friday (8,527 new cases on Thursday, a new 24-hour record);
7,793 on Saturday; and 6,678 on Sunday.
ISDH also reported
209 additional deaths over the same 72-hour period, to bring the total to
date to 6,272.
ISDH reported 89
additional deaths on Friday (60 additional deaths on Thursday); 85 on
Saturday; and 35 on Sunday.
moving average for per-day COVID-19 deaths on Sunday was 53 (59 on
Saturday). Friday’s seven-day moving average of 61 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 298 presumptive deaths was reported on Sunday, up from 285 on Thursday.
reported 3,189 hospitalizations on Sunday (3,255 on Saturday).
According to ISDH,
the most hospitalizations on any given day during the initial surge of the
pandemic was 1,799, on April 13.
On Sunday ISDH
reported a 21.5 percent availability of ICU beds statewide, up from 20.5
percent on Thursday. COVID bed use on Sunday was 44.4 percent, down from
45.2 percent on Thursday. Non-COVID bed use on Sunday was 34.1 percent, down
from 34.3 percent on Thursday.
On Sunday Marion
County reported 51,874 cases and 915 deaths (48,740 and 894 on Thursday),
the most in the state in both categories. Lake County reported 31,983 cases
and 495 deaths (30,573 and 484), the second most in the state in both
categories. LaPorte County reported 5,563 cases and 108 deaths (5,291 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.
average of 200 or more earns a Red score (3). Porter County’s per-100,000
average as of Sunday: 664.
An average “All
Test” positivity rate of 10 to 14.9 percent earns an Orange score (2).
Porter County’s “All Test” positivity rate as of Nov. 28: 13.5 percent.
ISDH upgraded one
county on Wednesday to Orange from Red. Currently, 16 counties in Indiana
are in the Red, down from 17 last week.
ISDH is next
scheduled to update county color on Wednesday, Dec. 9.
As of Monday, Nov.
30, ISDH was reporting 11,677 total student cases statewide; 2,486 total
teacher cases; and 2,899 staff cases.