Indiana Sets New Single-Day Covid Record

Indiana Sets New Single-Day Covid Record


Indiana set a daily high of newly reported cases of COVID-19 Thursday as the number of hospitalizations and new infections across the state continued to spike.

The 3,649 new infections reported by the Indiana State Department of Health on Thursday marked the first time Indiana has recorded more than 3,000 positive cases of the virus in one day.

The department’s daily update of its coronavirus dashboard showed 1,733 Hoosiers are currently hospitalized with the coronavirus, the highest since early April. Of those, 509 are in intensive care, which is the most since May 6.

Such hospitalizations have grown by more than 72% since Sept. 22 — the day before Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb announced his decision to lift nearly all of Indiana’s restrictions while extending the statewide mask mandate.

More than 70% of Indiana’s ICU beds are also in use, according to the health department, leaving 565 beds available as of Thursday. Now, more of Indiana’s ICU beds are filled than at any other point in the pandemic so far.

Indiana’s seven-day rolling average for newly confirmed cases also rose to 2,511. That is the highest level the state has seen during the pandemic and nearly triple the seven-day rolling average of 858 newly confirmed cases the agency reported on Sept. 22.

Indiana’s 33 newly recorded COVID-19 deaths raised the state’s pandemic death toll to 4,260, including confirmed and presumed coronavirus infections.

To date, more than 1.6 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in Indiana, and a total of 172,730 Hoosiers are known to have had the virus.

Locally, the WSLM listening area added 182 new cases as follows:

Lawrence County

8941 (93 New) Tests,1042 Cases, 38 Deaths 22 New Cases 

11.5 percent positivity rate


Jackson County

9534  (67 New) Tests, 1254 Cases, 20 deaths (1 new)  – 20 new cases 

10.2 percent positivity rate


Jennings County

4593 (26 New) Tests, 402 Cases, 13  deaths, 6 new cases 

2.1 percent positivity rate


Orange County

4051 (33 New) Tests, 436 Cases, 25 deaths – 5 new cases 

5.8  percent positivity rate


Washington County

4538 (45 New) Tests, 414 Cases, 3 deaths, 16 new cases 

5.9 percent  positivity rate


Scott County

6211 (64 New) Tests, 579 Cases, 16 deaths  –  10 new cases

5.3 percent positivity rate


Clark County

28797 (285 New) Tests, 3188 Cases, 65 deaths  – 61 new cases 

8.5 percent positivity rate


Floyd County

18,709 (157 New) Tests, 1933 Cases, 69 deaths (1 new), 28 new cases 

5.1 percent positivity rate


Harrison County

8940 (55 New) Tests, 835 Cases, 24 deaths, 11 new cases 

4.9 percent positivity rate


Crawford County

2207 (11 New)  Tests, 169 Cases, 1 deaths – 3 new cases 

5.1 percent positivity rate