Indiana surpasses 1.9M confirmed COVID-19 cases, as reported infections plateau
With updated data from the weekend, the Indiana Department of Health reported the state surpassed 1.9 million confirmed COVID-19 cases.
New cases appear to be plateauing in Indiana. The state saw steady growth in new cases in April and May, but has hovered at an average of a little more than 2,000 new cases per day for the last six weeks.
Reinfections account for one-fifth of the reported confirmed cases since the beginning of April. To date, 109,983 COVID-19 cases are reinfections.
Those are just the confirmed positives reported to the Indiana Department of Health – the availability of at-home tests means many cases aren’t represented in this data.
While cases appear to be plateauing, COVID-19 hospitalizations are declining. After peaking on Aug. 9 with 701 Hoosiers hospitalized with COVID-19, the census has dropped below 500 for the first time since mid-July.
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And deaths have remained stagnant throughout the summer. Indiana has averaged about six deaths per day since March 15.