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Coronavirus

Holcomb extends ban on dine-in restaurants through April 6

Gov. Eric Holcomb on Tuesday signed an executive order that extends the requirements for bars, nightclubs and restaurants to stay closed to dine-in patrons until April 6 at 11:59 p.m. They may continue to provide take-out and delivery services. In a statement, Holcomb said he expects the ...

UPDATED: Allen County unemployment claims soaring thanks to COVID-19

COVID-19's impact on the Allen County economy is indicated by the latest unemployment-claim numbers from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. According to figures released Tuesday, Allen County had 9,950 initial claims last week, a 179. percent increase from the week before ...

Indiana gets 14 more deaths as coronavirus cases spike

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Fourteen more people have died in Indiana from coronavirus-related illnesses, increasing the state’s virus death toll to 49 as its confirmed cases surged past 2,000, state health officials said Tuesday. Indiana’s number of confirmed cases of COVID-19, the disease ...

Indiana residents urged to continue to abide by virus order

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s health commissioner urged Hoosiers on Tuesday to continue to adhere to the state’s stay-at-home order, warning that while Indiana’s coronavirus cases had surged past 2,000 and its deaths climbed to 49 the state remained far from reaching its peak in ...

Indiana officials say ICU beds being added for virus cases

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana hospitals have increased the state’s intensive care unit capacity by about one-third in the past few weeks in preparation for an expected surge in coronavirus-related illnesses, state officials said Monday. Having such ICU capacity available has been a prime ...

Four more COVID-19 cases in Allen County; total now 30

Another four Allen County residents tested positive for COVID-19 bringing the total to 30 cases. Updates to positive cases and deaths in Allen County are found at the top of the Department’s COVID-19 webpage at www.allencountyhealth.com/covid-19 and will be time-stamped to keep the public ...

Indiana finances take a big blow from coronavirus crisis

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s finances are taking a major hit from the coronavirus crisis, and it just remains to be seen how big of a hit it will be. The virus continued to spread Monday, with the state’s tally of cases rising by 273, to 1,786, including 35 people who have died, health ...

I&M warns against scams targeting customers during the pandemic

Scams have been reported across the U.S. targeting various utility customers and companies, and some scam calls have recently been reported to I&M. The scams vary, but often work like this: • Customers receive calls from scammers falsely identifying themselves as I&M ...

THE LAST WORD: Like polio, COVID-19 is an unseen enemy

The COVID-19 pandemic is one of many diseases that have threatened world-wide health over the years, but it’s the first since polio in the 1950s that has struck as much fear in the general public. Both the coronavirus and polio have occurred in my lifetime and the two have had an ironic ...

Indiana announces 1 more coronavirus death for a total of 32

One more Indiana resident has died from COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths in the state to 32, public health officials announced Sunday. There were 290 new cases, according to the Indiana State Department of Public Health. The total number of residents who’ve tested positive is ...

Indiana officials report 3 more coronavirus-related deaths

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Three more people have died in Indiana from coronavirus-related illnesses, increasing the state’s virus death toll to 35, state health officials said Monday. Indiana’s number of confirmed cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, grew by 273 to 1,786, the ...

Hall’s closes Guest House and Conference Center

Don Hall's Guest House and Conference Center is no more. The decision to close the facility at 1313 W Washington Center Road, the former Imperious House Hotel acquired by the local Hall's restaurant chain in 1981, came during a period "unlike anything we have ever experienced," Tim Hall stated ...

Allen County COVID-19 cases now at 26

Another three Allen County residents tested positive for COVID-19 Saturday, bringing the total to 26 cases. Updates to positive cases and deaths in Allen County are found at the top of the Department’s COVID-19 webpage at www.allencountyhealth.com/covid-19 and will be time-stamped to keep ...

290 more Hoosiers diagnosed with COVID-19; 39 deaths

INDIANAPOLIS —The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) today announced that 290 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at ISDH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and private laboratories. That brings to 1,232 the total number of Indiana ...

Manchester University donates masks, gloves, gowns to Parkview Health

Manchester University has donated 2,000 masks, 1,600 gloves and 50 gowns to Parkview Health in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “With most campus activities suspended because of COVID-19, it just makes sense to donate these much-needed supplies,” President Dave McFadden said in a ...

GM plants to produce ventilators, surgical masks

Ventec Life Systems has announced that General Motors will build VOCSN critical care ventilators at GM’s Kokomo facility with FDA-cleared ventilators scheduled to ship as soon as next month. This effort is in addition to Ventec taking aggressive steps to ramp up production at its plant in ...