Indiana on Friday reported 5,708 new cases of coronavirus and an additional 50 deaths, bringing the state’s totals to 236,565 cases and 4,613 deaths since the pandemic began.
As of earlier this week, the seven-day average number of deaths each day hit 40, only two deaths fewer than the average number of daily deaths from the spring.
For the first day since the start of the month, hospitalizations dipped slightly from the number the previous day.
The number of people across the state infected with coronavirus has soared in recent weeks. At the beginning of the month, fewer than 20,000 people were thought to be infected. Today that number has risen beyond 55,000.
With virus spread rampant, more people are being tested than ever before. As of last Friday, the most recent day for which statistics were available, on average more than 38,650 people were tested each day over the past seven days.
However, an ever-increasing percentage of those tests are coming back positive, as the state sees its positivity rate rise. Friday the nine counties in the northeastern corner of the state and the eight in the northwestern corner all had positivity rates higher than 10%.
Here are some other statistics of note:
- The number of people in Indiana hospitals with COVID-19: 2,548.
- Intensive-care-unit bed availability: 23.5% of 2,152 beds. 30.9% of beds are occupied by COVID patients.
- Ventilator availability: 76.3% of 2,802.
- State positivity rates (seven-day rate as of Nov. 6): For all tests performed, 10.6%. For unique individuals, 20.8%.
- Average number of deaths a day as of Nov. 6: 36.
- Regenstrief Institute estimate of how many people are currently infected: 55,134.
- Counties with more than 50 newly reported cases: Marion (637), Lake (400), Allen (389), Elkhart (287), Hamilton (279), St. Joseph (274), Porter (188), Vanderburgh (149), LaPorte (143), Vigo (143), Clark (119), Hendricks (104), Madison (104), Johnson (99), Tippecanoe (87), Bartholomew (83), Kosciusko (83), Grant (77), Dearborn (76), Delaware (76), Hancock (74), Howard (71), Gibson (61), Randolph (61), Floyd (60), Marshall (60), Monroe (59), Warrick (56), Wayne (54), Decatur (52), Boone (52), Henry (51).
- Counties with more than 20 newly reported cases: Lawrence (49), Jackson (46), Noble (46), Ripley (40), Adams (39), Jefferson (37), Whitley (37), Morgan (34), Shelby (34), Knox (32), Wabash (32), Wells (31), Huntington (29), Harrison (29), Starke (28), Jay (27), Fulton (27), Greene (27), Miami (26), Dubois (26), Jennings (26), Scott (26), Steuben (25), Montgomery (24), Clay (23), Cass (22), Spencer (21), White (21), Clinton (21),
- Counties with a 10% or higher 7-day positivity rate: DeKalb, LaGrange, Steuben, Noble, Kosciusko, Elkhart, Allen, Whitley, LaPorte, Porter, Lake, Jasper, Newton, Pulaski, Starke, White, Carroll, Starke, Cass, Miami, Wells, Grant, Tipton, Fountain, Warren, Parke, Jay, Grant, Madison, Hamilton, Marion, Johnson, Fayette, Union, Shelby, Dearborn, Decatur, Franklin, Ohio, Brown, Vigo, Sullivan, Lawrence, Clay, Greene, Ripley, Jennings, Jackson, Daviess, Washington, Clark, Floyd, Gibson, Dubois, Perry, Spencer, Posey.
— Shari Rudavsky