The Indiana State
Department of Health (ISDH) was reporting this morning a one-day record of
new COVID-19 cases: 1,832 over the last 24 hours (1,488 new cases on
Thursday), to bring the total so far to 131,493, up from 129,677 on
one-day record was 1,499, set on Sept. 18.
ISDH was also
reporting 19 additional COVID-19 deaths over the last 24 hours (19
additional deaths on Thursday), to bring the total to date to 3,776, up from
3,757 on Thursday.
In addition, ISDH
was reporting today 1,187 hospitalizations (1,110 hospitalizations on
Thursday): the highest number of hospitalizations in nearly five months,
when on May 21 ISDH reported 1,203 hospitalizations.
Marion County was
reporting today 22,867 cases (22,689 on Thursday) and 771 deaths (771), the
most in the state in both categories. Lake County was reporting 11,578 cases
(11,419) and 335 deaths (335), the second most in the state in both
categories. LaPorte County was reporting 1,767 cases (1,733) and 47 deaths
The total COVID-19
death count includes both confirmed and presumptive deaths to date.
Presumptive deaths are those for which x-ray, scans, and clinical symptoms
all point to COVID-19 but for which no positive test is on record. A total
of 227 presumptive deaths was reported today, unchanged from Thursday.
Meanwhile, ISDH was
reporting today 1,992 total student cases statewide, 406 total teacher
cases, and 447 total staff cases (447 total), all unchanged from Thursday.
There were 811
schools with no reported cases; 944 schools with one or more cases; and
1,067 schools have not reported, also all unchanged from Thursday.