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State reports 5,713 new cases and 38 more deaths

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After deadline on Monday, the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) reported 5,713 new COVID-19 cases over the previous 24 hours (4,335 new cases on Sunday), to bring the total so far to 338,977.


ISDH also reported 38 additional deaths over the same period (25 additional deaths on Sunday), to bring the total to date to 5,751.

The seven-day moving average for per-day COVID-19 deaths on Monday was 42 (48 on Sunday). The highest seven-day average of the pandemic was recorded on Nov. 24: 54. The highest during the initial surge was recorded on April 27: 42.


Meanwhile, hospitalizations show no sign of slowing, with 3,401 reported on Monday (3,392 on Sunday). Monday’s 3,401 hospitalizations are the most on any single day since the pandemic began, up from the previous record of 3,392 set only the day before, on Sunday.

Over the last 21 days, from Monday, Nov. 9, through Monday, Nov. 30, hospitalizations in Indiana have increased by fully 56 percent, from 2,174 to 3,401.

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

ICU Bed Availability

On Monday ISDH reported a 24 percent availability of ICU beds statewide, down from 24.9 percent on Sunday. COVID bed use on Monday was 44.7 percent, up from 43.8 percent on Sunday. Non-COVID bed use on Monday was 31.2 percent, down from 31.3 percent on Sunday.

County Numbers

On Monday, Marion County reported 46,131 cases and 870 deaths (45,371 and 865 on Sunday), the most in the state in both categories. Lake County reported 29,183 cases and 469 deaths (28,722 and 469), the second most in the state in both categories. LaPorte County reported 5,019 cases and 97 deaths (4,928 and 97).

Porter County Status Orange

On Wednesday, Nov. 25, ISDH upgraded Porter County’s COVID-19 color to Orange 2.5 from Red. 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 is next scheduled to update county color status on Wednesday, Dec. 2.

Indiana School Cases

On Monday ISDH reported 1,234 new student cases statewide (11,677 total); 311 new teacher cases (2,486 total); and 368 new staff cases (2,899 total).

As of Monday, 205 schools had reported no COVID-19 cases at all; 1,775 schools had reported one or more cases; and 386 had made no report at all.



Posted 12/1/2020




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