On Monday, the
Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) reported 5,700 new COVID-19 cases
over the previous 24 hours (6,678 new cases on Sunday), to bring the total
so far to 387,278.
ISDH also reported
42 additional deaths over the same period (35 additional deaths on Sunday),
to bring the total to date to 6,314.
moving average for per-day COVID-19 deaths on Monday was 50 (57 on Sunday).
Friday’s seven-day moving average of 61 per-day deaths is the highest
recorded during the pandemic.
recorded during the initial surge was 42 on April 27.
reported 3,214 hospitalizations on Monday (3,189 on Sunday).
According to ISDH,
the most hospitalizations on any given day during the initial surge of the
pandemic was 1,799, on April 13.
On Monday ISDH
reported a 22.1 percent availability of ICU beds statewide, up from 21.5
percent on Sunday. COVID bed use on Monday was 43.6 percent, down from 44.4
percent on Sunday. Non-COVID bed use on Monday was 34.4 percent, up from
34.1 percent on Sunday.
On Monday Marion
County reported 52,737 cases and 919 deaths (51,874 and 915 on Sunday), the
most in the state in both categories.
reported 32,448 cases and 495 deaths (31,983 and 495), the second most in
the state in both categories.
reported 5,637 cases and 109 deaths (5,563 and 108).
As of Wednesday,
Dec. 2, Porter County’s COVID-19 color status remained unchanged at Orange
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
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.
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.
On Monday ISDH
reported 2,345 new students cases statewide (14,011 total); 512 new teacher
cases (2,999 total); and 642 new staff cases (3,533 total).
As of Monday, 198
schools across the state had reported no cases of COVID-19; 1,829 had
reported one or more cases; and 347 had made no report at all.