Indiana tops 2,000 daily COVID-19 cases for first time

The Indiana State Department of Health on Friday reported another all-time daily high of 2,328 new COVID-19 cases, topping the previous high of 1,962 set Thursday. Friday’s number, however, contained “approximately 300 cases whose reporting was delayed due to a technical issue over the past few days,” the department said.

Even without the additional 300 cases, the number would still mark the first time the department has reported more than 2,000 cases in a single day.

The seven-day moving average for cases rose to 1,720.

The state also reported 22 additional deaths from COVID-19, the ninth time in the past 11 days in which deaths have been in double digits.

More than 1,300 people remain hospitalized in Indiana due to COVID-19, a peak in recent days not seen since May. The rate of intensive care unit beds occupied by coronavirus patients – 17% –  remained at the highest level since early August.

The department reported the testing of 12,057 more unique individuals, the highest testing number since Oct. 9.

Here are the counties with more than 750 cumulative cases, according to the Indiana Department of Health’s statistics reported Friday:

Marion: 24,034

Lake: 12,528

St. Joseph: 8,433 

Elkhart: 8,039

Allen: 7,542

Hamilton: 5,759

Vanderburgh: 5,225

Tippecanoe: 3,337

Hendricks: 3,068

Monroe: 3,117

Johnson: 2,885

Porter: 2,798

Clark: 2,722

Delaware: 2,667 

Vigo: 2,343

Cass: 2,185

Madison: 2,158

LaPorte: 2,008

Warrick: 1,790

Floyd: 1,667

Kosciusko: 1,620

Howard: 1,530

Bartholomew: 1,343

Dubois: 1,302

Marshall: 1,261

Boone: 1,158

Grant: 1,141

Henry: 1,139

Hancock: 1,098

Wayne: 1,093

Noble: 1,074

Jackson: 1,010

Morgan: 889

Dearborn: 854

Daviess: 805

Gibson: 794

Clinton: 783

Shelby: 757

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