NewsHealth / November 16, 2020

Indiana Crosses 8,000 New Cases Saturday, Marking 7th New Record Set In November

Since moving to Stage 5, 75 counties have more than doubled their cases, with Adams, Fountain, Randolph and Wabash counties at more than quadruple their totals from the previous six months.  - Lauren Chapman/IPB News

Since moving to Stage 5, 75 counties have more than doubled their cases, with Adams, Fountain, Randolph and Wabash counties at more than quadruple their totals from the previous six months.

Lauren Chapman/IPB News

Indiana set another record for daily reported cases of COVID-19, with 8,451 reported Saturday. The state has reported more than 4,000 cases every day since Nov. 4 and more than 2,000 every day since Oct. 22.

This newest record is the seventh such record in November. Indiana hit 5,000 new cases for the first time just a week previous, and crossed 6,000 cases on Wednesday. Saturday's record is the 15th since moving to Stage 5 on Sept. 26.

During that time, the state’s seven-day average for cases has increased by nearly 600 percent. The Indiana State Department of Health reported 1,270 new confirmed deaths, in addition to 24 probable deaths.

And 75 counties have more than doubled their cases, with Adams, Fountain, Randolph and Wabash counties at more than quadruple their totals from the previous six months.

Saturday also set a new record with 2,634 Hoosiers hospitalized with COVID-19. Sunday, the number dropped by six, which is still 189 percent higher than it was on Sept. 26.

In the last week, ISDH has reported more than 41,000 new cases and 277 new confirmed deaths.

Gov. Eric Holcomb's new restrictions – which were announced Wednesday – went into effect on Sunday.

Contact Lauren at lchapman@wfyi.org or follow her on Twitter at @laurenechapman_.

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