INDIANA, USA — This is blog contains daily updates on COVID-19 information for Indiana. The Indiana State Department of Health gives daily updates at noon. Gov. Eric Holcomb and other state officials provide more context every Wednesday at 2:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 6
The Indiana State Department of Health is reporting 6,678 new cases of COVID-19 among Indiana residents. Today's number brings Indiana's total number of cases since March to 381,617.
With 34 additional deaths of Hoosiers who tested positive for virus that occurred between March 15 and Saturday, Indiana has now lost 5,944 residents to COVID-19.
Another 297 probable deaths have been reported based on patients who died with COVID-19 symptoms but with no positive test recorded.
Saturday, December 5
The Indiana State Department of Heath on Saturday reported 7,793 new cases of COVID-19 among Indiana residents, bringing the number of Hoosiers who have tested positive for the virus to 375,019 since the start of the pandemic in early March.
ISDH reported 78 additional deaths Saturday that occurred between Nov. 26 and Friday, bringing the state's total of confirmed deaths from the virus to 5,910.
Friday, December 4
The Indiana State Department of Health reports 8,003 new COVID-19 cases for a total of 367,329.
There were also 84 more deaths reported. That brings the total deaths in Indiana from coronavirus to 5,832.
Thursday, December 3
The Indiana State Department of Health is reporting 8,527 new cases for a total of 359,430. The 7-day positivity rate among unique individuals is 23.7 percent.
There are 60 more COVID-19 deaths for a total of 5,748.
Wednesday, December 2
Indiana reported 91 deaths and 6,655 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday. The state has now had 5,688 total deaths and 350,970 total cases since the pandemic started.
Gov. Eric Holcomb and local officials are expected to give more details at 2:30 p.m.
Tuesday, December 1
State health officials announced 5,518 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, bringing the state's 7-day positivity rate up to 11%. The Indiana State Department of Health also reported 142 deaths between Oct. 27 and Nov. 30, an increase from previous days.
In total, Indiana has had more than 344,300 cases and nearly 5,600 deaths since the start of the pandemic. Hospitalizations continue to rise, with 3,460 total COVID-19 patients in Indiana hospitals.
Monday, November 30
The Indiana State Department of Health reported 5,713 new COVID-19 cases an 38 deaths Monday, bringing statewide totals to 338,977 cases and 5,456 deaths.
The state's 7-day positivity rate is at 10.8%, down from last week. As of midnight Sunday, 3,401 Hoosiers were hospitalized with COVID-19. Only 24% of ICU beds are currently available, with 44.7% of beds being used by COVID-19 patients.
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