Indiana on Wednesday reported 6,059 new cases of the coronavirus and an additional 63 deaths, all in the past two weeks. The new numbers bring the state’s totals since the start of the pandemic to 312,521 cases and 5,232 deaths.
On the state’s weekly update of its online county metrics map, 17 counties are now in the red, the most severe, four fewer than last week. The red counties include three of the state’s most populous counties, Lake, Allen and Elkhart, as well as a cluster of counties on the southeastern border.
All but one of the remaining counties, Rush, which is yellow, appears as orange on the map.
As the disease spreads throughout the state, more people are being tested. As of last Wednesday, the most recent day for which data was available, more than 50,000 people a day had been tested each day over the past seven days.
Monday is now tied with last Wednesday for the greatest number of COVID-19 deaths in a single day, 59.
With more than 3,300 people hospitalized for COVID-19, some areas of the state are seeing the availability of intensive care unit beds dip to new lows. In District 9, along the state’s southeastern border in counties 13.9% of ICU beds are available and more than 60% are occupied by patients with COVID.
Here are some other statistics of note:
- Number of people in Indiana hospitals with COVID-19: 3,363.
- Intensive care unit bed availability: 21.8% of 2,186 beds. 43.7% of beds are occupied by COVID patients.
- Ventilator availability: 71.8% of 2,806.
- State positivity rates (seven-day average rate as of Nov. 18): For all tests performed, 11.2%. For unique individuals, 21.4%.
- Average number of deaths a day as of Nov. 18: 47.
- Regenstrief Institute estimate of how many people are currently infected: 83,772.
- Counties with more than 100 newly reported cases: Marion (712), Allen (390), Hamilton (312), Lake (284), St. Joseph (279), Elkhart (278), Madison (203), Vanderburgh (202), Johnson (159), Hendricks (144), Porter (143), Tippecanoe (140), Clark (111), Vigo (101).
- Counties with more than 50 newly reported cases: Grant (96), Howard (93), Delaware (85), LaPorte (85), Hancock (84), Bartholomew (83), Henry (73), Sullivan (73), Kosciusko (67), Monroe (65), Morgan (65), Knox (64), Wayne (64), Warrick (61), Scott (58), Noble (55), Gibson (54), DeKalb (54), Marshall (53).
- Other counties with more than 20 newly reported cases: Floyd (49), Miami (49), Wabash (45), Boone (44), Huntington (44), Cass (41), Wells (40), Ripley (39), Shelby (39), Randolph (38), Lawrence (37), Whitley (36), Steuben (36), Dearborn (35), Dubois (33), Jackson (32), Montgomery (31), Clay (31), White (28), Jay (26), Clinton (25), Jasper (25), Posey (25), Vermillion (25), Jefferson (24), LaGrange (22), Jennings (21), Tipton (24).
- Counties with a 10% or lower seven-day positivity rate: Adams, Huntington, Cass, Fulton, Marshall, Howard, Delaware, Union, Rush, Hancock, Putnam, Vigo, Owen, Decatur, Monroe, Greene, Switzerland, Jennings, Lawrence, Floyd, Harrison, Pike, Perry, Warrick, Spencer, Vanderburgh. All others are at 10% or higher.
— Shari Rudavsky