November 12, 2020

Indiana Hits 6,000 New COVID-19 Cases, Sets Another Record For Hospitalizations

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Indiana hasn't reported fewer than 2,000 new cases since Oct. 22. - Lauren Chapman/IPB News

Indiana hasn't reported fewer than 2,000 new cases since Oct. 22.

Lauren Chapman/IPB News

Indiana crossed 6,000 cases for the first time, with 6,654 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 – just seven days after hitting 4,000 cases for the first time.

The state hasn't reported fewer than 2,000 new cases since Oct. 22.

There are 2,569 Hoosiers hospitalized with the virus – the highest since the Indiana State Department of Health began releasing that data, and nearly 200 percent higher than it was when the state moved to Stage 5 of its reopening plan. 

The seven-day moving average for new cases is nearly six times higher than it was when Indiana moved to Stage 5, and 58 counties have more than doubled their total case counts in that time.

This new record comes one day after the governor’s announcement of new limited COVID-19 restrictions for counties flagged as either orange or red, based on seven-day positivity rates and weekly new cases.

Those restrictions apply to all but five counties.

In the last seven days, ISDH has reported nearly 35,000 new cases and 294 new confirmed deaths.

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

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