Indiana had the worst COVID-19 infection rate in the US last week

Posted at 10:18 AM, Dec 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-07 12:09:54-05

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana was the only state in the country to record more than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases per million people last week, according to statistics from The COVID Tracking Project.

Indiana had 1,025 new cases per million people for the week of Nov. 30-Dec. 6. States with 900 or more cases included South Dakota with 984, Nebraska with 978, Utah with 962, Minnesota with 960, Alaska with 958 and Wyoming with 945.

The Indiana State Department of Health reported a record 8,454 people tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday. Another 7,914 received positive tests on Thursday, which was followed by 7,686 more on Friday.

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Indiana had 1,025 new COVID-19 cases per million people for the week of Nov. 30-Dec. 6.

Along with case numbers, COVID-19 deaths have also increased in Indiana. Of the 22 days in which 50 more people people died with the coronavirus, 21 have occurred since Nov. 11, according to ISDH.

The state's positivity rate also continues to increase.

As of Monday, there have been more than 4.61 million COVID-19 tests administered to more than 2.32 million individuals with a 16.7% cumulative positivity rate among unique individuals. Indiana's seven-day positivity rate among unique individuals through Nov. 30 is 27.2%.

Among all tests, the cumulative positivity rate is 7.6%, while the seven-day positivity rate is 13.8%.