Indiana Reports Record-Breaking Day of 8,527 New Positive COVID-19 Cases

8,527 more Indiana residents were confirmed on Thursday to have tested positive for COVID-19, marking the state's highest one-day increase of new positive cases so far.

Posted: Dec 3, 2020 11:29 AM
Updated: Dec 3, 2020 12:24 PM

The Indiana State Department of Health said Thursday that 8,527 more Indiana residents were confirmed to have tested positive for COVID-19.

Thursday's report of 8,527 more Hoosiers testing positive for the virus marks the state's highest one-day increase of new positive COVID-19 cases so far, surpassing the previous record of 8,283 new positive cases as reported by ISDH on Nov. 13.

Here are the local COVID-19 increases reported by ISDH on Thursday:

  • Vanderburgh County: 96 new positive cases (10,956 total cases), 3 new deaths (137 total deaths)
  • Warrick County: 40 new positive cases (3,643 total), 
  • Gibson County: 34 new positive cases (2,203 total)
  • Knox County: 44 new positive cases (2,121 total)
  • Posey County: 21 new positive cases (1,357 total), 2 new deaths (22 total)
  • Pike County: 20 new positive cases (593 total)
  • Perry County: 12 new positive cases (892 total)
  • Daviess County: 25 new positive cases (1,767 total), 1 new death (47 total)
  • Dubois County: 90 new positive cases (2,719 total)
  • Spencer County: 10 new positive cases (967 total)

The most notable COVID-19 increase reported locally Thursday was that of Dubois County, where 90 new positive cases of the virus were reported by ISDH - Dubois County's highest one-day increase of new positive cases so far.

359,420 total Indiana residents are now confirmed by ISDH to have tested positive for COVID-19. 

Including the new COVID-19 deaths reported locally, ISDH reported 60 new COVID-19 deaths statewide on Thursday. Now, 5,748 total Indiana residents are confirmed to have died from the virus.

The state health department currently shows 3,362 total Indiana residents hospitalized with COVID-19, with 20.5% of ICU beds and 69.7% of ventilators listed as available in hospitals statewide. Right now, Indiana is ranked second in the nation when it comes to hospitalization per capita, trailing behind South Dakota.

More information on COVID-19 in Indiana can be found on the ISDH COVID-19 Dashboard.

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