Each week in the state of Indiana we can normally expect 1150 to 1450 deaths in the entire state from all causes. Deaths from all causes in Indiana are highest each January and lowest every August.
Indiana’s weekly death rate is returning to normal after a one year bout with COVID-19. Excess deaths in Indiana started about March 14, 2020 and continued through March 20, 2021.
Since March 20, 2021, excess deaths in Indiana have been under the expected death threshold (gold line in graph) considered normal in the State. This translates to 17 weeks in Indiana with a normal number of deaths in the state.
These excess death numbers are derived from the CDC data and obtained from the National Center for Health Statistics within the CDC. Numbers in the graph below may be subject to some change or inaccuracies caused by lack of uniformity on reporting throughout the state according to the CDC.
The bottom line is 17 weeks have passed with Indiana showing “back to normal” death rates in the state. The week of April 17, 2021 shows deaths in Indiana very close to the threshold of “excess deaths” over expected numbers for that week but for now, deaths are still in the “normal” range for a 17 week stretch dating back to March 20, 2021.
This graph shows clear progress in Indiana’s battle with COVID-19.