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Indiana had 2nd-most COVID-19 hospitalizations per capita Monday

Posted at 5:23 PM, Dec 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-01 17:23:08-05

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana had the second-most COVID-19 hospitalizations per capita in the country Monday, further showing how the virus has spread across the state.

Only South Dakota had more hospitalizations per capita than Indiana on Monday, according to data from, an organization launched from The Atlantic.

South Dakota had 61.7 out of 100,000 people hospitalized, while Indiana had 50.5 people hospitalized Monday. But in terms of raw numbers, Indiana’s hospitalization far surpasses South Dakota’s, 3,401 to 546. South Dakota just has nearly 6 million fewer people than Indiana.

In simple raw numbers Indiana was ninth in total people hospitalized, behind Texas, California, Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Florida and New York.

The number of hospitalizations in Indiana has steadily increased since late September. A normal amount of hospitalizations was 800-900, now it’s more than three times that.

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