NEW (Nov. 2):
Indiana as a whole reported 3,080 new cases Sunday. That means the state as a whole has seen 3,000+ new daily cases in the last 4 out of 5 days for which data is available.
Starke County saw a new all-time high in cases on Sunday, with 22 new cases reported.
District 2 which is comprised of most of the Indiana counties in the WVPE listening area is at its highest hospital patient census for COVID-19 to date since the pandemic began. As of Sunday 245 COVID-19 patients were hospitalized. About 25% of the ICU bed capacity remains available.
Meantime, state health officials say Indiana’s hospitals spent the weekend with more COVID-19 patients than all but a single day since the state started its public reports on those hospitalizations nearly eight months ago. The 1,759 coronavirus hospitalizations as of Sunday trailed only one day in mid-April and marked an 80% jump for COVID-19 patients in the past month. The agency also added 26 more coronavirus-related deaths to Indiana’s toll, raising it to 4,390, including confirmed and presumed coronavirus infections. Indiana reached a seven-day rolling average of 28 daily deaths on Saturday, the highest level since May and nearly double from a month ago.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana has reported more than 3,000 new coronavirus cases for a third straight day as the state’s new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continued to surge. The Indiana State Department of Health also reported 46 newly recorded COVID-19 deaths Saturday, raising the state’s pandemic death toll to 4,332, including confirmed and presumed coronavirus infections. Indiana’s seven-day rolling average for newly confirmed cases rose to 2,714, according to the health department’s daily update Saturday of its coronavirus dashboard. That is the highest level the state has seen during the pandemic.