Indiana sets its fourth single-day #coronavirus case record in eight days, topping 2,000 for the first time with 2,328. The count is inflated by about 300 cases which weren't uploaded previously due to tech issues, but would still be a record even without them.
The 7-day positivity rate, which runs a week behind, leaps to 5.8% from 5.4, as the recent surge starts hitting the average; it normally doesn't move by more than .1 or .2 in a day. It's the highest the rate has been since Aug 9. Among 1st-time patients, the rate jumps to 10.4%.
Today's batch of tests came back 7.6% positive; among 1st-time patients, it's 19.3%, the highest since May 5, when there were only about 2,500 tests. Today's update included 12,000 1st-time tests (30,000 total).
22 newly reported Indiana #coronavirus deaths bring the death toll to 3,654. @StateHealthIN has also identified one more presumptive #COVID19 death, for a total death toll of 3,887.
1,311 Hoosiers are hospitalized with #coronavirus, 44 fewer than yesterday but the 12th straight day over 1,000. Of those, 378 are in intensive care, unchanged from yesterday.

10 of the 22 newly reported deaths occurred yesterday; the others date back as far as September 24.
16 counties, three more than yesterday, have positivity averages over 10%, including four -- Fountain (20.7%), Warren, Brown and Kosciusko -- above ISDH's 15% red line.
12 of the 16 counties above 10% were rated as high (Fountain) or near-high risk on ISDH's weekly #COVID score. Brown isn't among them due to a small number of cases, despite high %; other 3 omissions reflect a 3-day gap between the daily data and those used to figure the score.
The 3 days between positivity rates reported today and those used to figure the weekly score put Gibson County in the orange near-high risk zone, even though today's average slips to 9.7%. Nine more counties are below 10% but rated orange due to high case numbers.
Owen County has Indiana's lowest positivity average at .5%.
Marion County's positivity rate edges up to 5.2%. Johnson and Hancock are over 6%, Hendricks at 3.2%, Indy's other neighbors in the 4s. The highest averages remain primarily (though not entirely) in SW, NE and western Indiana.

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Primarily historical #thread:

This makes 3.5 #INGov polls in the last month. The first of those got a ton of attention: the Change Research poll which showed Holcomb's lead shrinking to 6 points and Libertarian Don Rainwater pulling 24%. Since then:

Change Research: Holcomb 36/Myers 30/Rainwater 24

Internal R poll (per @lerdody): Holcomb 60/Myers 21/Rainwater 6

Crowdfunded @surveyusa poll released today: Holcomb 55, Myers 25, Rainwater 10

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Tech crew appears to have forgotten some things in the hiatus. :)
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