Indiana set another new grim record for daily reported cases of COVID-19, with more than 3,600 cases reported Thursday. The state reported more than 2,000 cases every day for the last week.
Indiana’s 3,649 new cases is the eighth one-day record set since the state moved to Stage 5 of its reopening plan.
The state’s seven-day average for cases has increased by 193 percent. In that same time period, 12 counties have more than doubled their number of reported cases. Fountain, Parke and Warren counties have all seen increases greater than 150 percent.
The seven-day average of people hospitalized with COVID-19 has now increased every day for 37 straight days. There are currently 1,733 Hoosiers hospitalized with the virus – the third highest total since the Indiana State Department of Health began releasing that data.
In the last week, ISDH has reported more than 20,000 new cases and 188 new confirmed deaths.
Gov. Eric Holcomb has maintained these worsening numbers are not reason to reinstate any restrictions.