Indiana on Friday reported 6,912 new cases of the coronavirus and 63 additional deaths over the past 11 days, bringing the state’s totals to 282,311 cases and 4,952 deaths.
The seven-day average for deaths each day is now higher than it was at the peak of the pandemic.
Four days ago, more than 400 people were admitted to the state’s hospitals with symptoms of COVID-19.
Here are some other statistics of note:
- Number of people in Indiana hospitals with COVID-19: 3,077.
- Intensive care unit-bed availability: 21.6% of 2,153 beds. 41.7% of beds are occupied by COVID patients.
- Ventilator availability: 73% of 2,801.
- State positivity rates (seven-day average rate as of Nov. 13): For all tests performed, 12.1%. For unique individuals, 23.5%.
- Average number of deaths a day as of Nov. 13: 40.
- Regenstrief Institute estimate of how many people are currently infected: 75,426.
- Counties with more than 100 newly reported cases: Marion (817), Lake (523), Allen (403), Hamilton (321), St. Joseph (304), Elkhart (291), Tippecanoe (209), Vanderburgh (186), Porter (184), Monroe (149), Delaware (148), Johnson (147), Vigo (141), Kosciusko (135), Hendricks (129), Howard (126), Bartholomew (121), Madison (116), LaPorte (114).
- Counties with more than 50 newly reported cases: Grant (98), Wayne (96), Clark (94), Henry (69), Warrick (66), Marshall (64), Noble (61), Wabash (60), Adams (59), Ripley (56), Floyd (56), Randolph (55), Hancock (54), Steuben (53), Huntington (53), DeKalb (51), Boone (50).
- Counties with more than 20 newly reported cases: Dearborn (47), Blackford (46), Miami (45), Scott (44), Clay (41), Decatur (40), Morgan (40), Jackson (39), Clinton (39), Jefferson (38), Dubois (38), Whitley (37), Knox (34), Montgomery (34), Lawrence (34), Fayette (33), Jay (33), Fountain (33), Cass (33), Sullivan (30), Daviess (28), Gibson (26), Washington (26), Starke (26), Wells (25), Jasper (24), Posey (23), Shelby (22), LaGrange (20), Fulton (20).
- Counties with a 10% or higher seven-day positivity rate: DeKalb, LaGrange, Steuben, Noble, Kosciusko, Elkhart, Allen, Whitley, St. Joseph, LaPorte, Porter, Lake, Jasper, Newton, Pulaski, Starke, White, Carroll, Cass, Miami, Wabash, Huntington, Wells, Adams, Jay, Grant, Blackford, Tipton, Fountain, Warren, Vermillion, Randolph, Madison, Hamilton, Clinton, Boone, Marion, Hendricks, Morgan, Johnson, Shelby, Henry, Fayette, Union, Dearborn, Decatur, Franklin, Ripley, Bartholomew, Brown, Jackson, Orange, Vigo, Sullivan, Lawrence, Clay, Daviess, Martin, Knox, Jefferson, Scott, Clark, Gibson, Dubois, Pike, Perry, Spencer, Posey.
— Shari Rudavsky
State unemployment rate falls, but 7,000-plus dropped out of labor force
Indiana’s unemployment rate dropped to 5% in October, but fewer people across the state worked or looked for work as the pandemic worsened, according to the state’s Department of Workforce Development.
The monthly rate was lower than September’s 6.3% but higher than last October’s rate of 3.2%. The national rate for October is 6.9%.
The unemployment rates are adjusted for employment fluctuations from season to season.
The labor force in October shrank as more than 7,000 have stopped working compared with the month prior, so those people are no longer factored into the unemployment rate.
The unemployment rate measures the number of people seeking jobs among the population of working people.
The labor participation rate, which is 63.1% in Indiana, is the percentage of the people working or looking for work among the population who are working age. That rate is slightly higher than the national rate of 61.7%.
— Binghui Huang