On Tuesday, the
Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) reported 5,518 new COVID-19 cases
over the previous 24 hours (5,713 new cases on Monday), to bring the total
so far to 344,373.
ISDH also reported
142 additional deaths over the same period (38 additional deaths on Monday),
to bring the total to date to 5,893.
moving average for per-day COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday was 49 (55 on Monday).
Monday’s seven-day moving average of 55 is the highest recorded during the
recorded during the initial surge was 42 on April 27.
hospitalizations continue to spike, with 3,460 reported on Tuesday (3,401 on
Monday). Tuesday’s 3,460 hospitalizations are the most on any single day
since the pandemic began, up from the previous record of 3,401 set only the
day before, on Monday.
Over the last 22
days, from Monday, Nov. 9, through Tuesday, Dec. 1, hospitalizations in
Indiana have increased by fully 59 percent, from 2,174 to 3,460.
According to ISDH,
the most hospitalizations on any given day during the initial surge of the
pandemic was 1,799, on April 13.
On Tuesday ISDH
reported a 24.2 percent availability of ICU beds statewide, up slightly from
24.0 percent on Monday. However, COVID bed use on Tuesday was 45.7 percent,
up from 44.7 percent on Monday. Non-COVID bed use on Tuesday was 30.1
percent, down from 31.2 percent on Monday.
On Tuesday, Marion
County reported 46,886 cases and 885 deaths (46,131 on Monday), the most in
the state in both categories. Lake County reported 29,643 cases and 475
deaths (29,183 and 469), the second most in the state in both categories.
LaPorte County reported 5,100 cases and 101 deaths (5,019 and 97).
On Wednesday, Nov.
25, ISHD 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 today.
As of Monday, Nov.
30, ISDH was reporting 11,677 total student cases statewide; 2,486 total
teacher cases; and 2,899 staff cases.