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Coronavirus

Sen. Braun to appear on PBS COVID-19 forum Friday at 7 p.m.

U.S. Sen. Mike Braun is scheduled to participate in CORONAVIRUS: A Live Community Forum on Friday, April 17, at 7 p.m. on PBS Fort Wayne. Braun, R-Indiana, is to join this hour-long conversation from his home in Jasper. The broadcast updates the evolving local, state and national response to ...

Indiana health chief optimistic on state’s coronavirus peak

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s health commissioner voiced some hopefulness Wednesday about the coronavirus outbreak spread throughout the state even as its death toll has grown by more than 300 people in the past two weeks. Dr. Kristina Box also announced that 119 residents of long-term ...

Latest COVID-19 death brings county total to 25, cases at 196

Another Allen County resident has died and 25 have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total to 196 cases and 18 deaths Wednesday. 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 ...

New Haven mayor to discuss COVID-19 on Facebook at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday

New Haven Mayor Steve McMichael will answer questions he has received about the COVID-19 virus during a live Facebook session at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 15. U.S. Sen. Mike Braun will also talk about the CARES Act and COVID-19. Information about many New Haven services is available online ...

Indiana’s coronavirus deaths nearly quadruple in 2 weeks

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s death toll from the coronavirus outbreak has nearly quadrupled since the beginning of April as state health officials on Wednesday reported 49 additional deaths. The new COVID-19 death reports occurred between March 28 and Tuesday, increasing the state’s ...

NEWS-SENTINEL EDITORIAL: Reminder that tax filing deadlines extended 90 days

While today is April 15 and normally the deadline for filing federal and state income taxes and making payments, the due date has been moved to July 15 because of the COVID-19 coronavirus. The United States Treasury had received a flood of requests for extensions from tax preparation ...

Three more COVID-19 deaths in county; total cases now 171

Another three Allen County residents have died and six have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total to 171 cases and 17 deaths Tuesday. Updates to positive cases and deaths in Allen County are found at the top of the department’s COVID-19 webpage at ...

KEVIN LEININGER: Why isn’t church as ‘essential’ as carry-out pizza?

"Making recommendations on sacraments does exceed my authority and expertise." Allen County Health Commissioner Dr. Deborah McMahan said that last month when I asked what churches were supposed to do about communion in the age of government-induced isolation. "It's preferred that no ...

Indiana reports 37 more deaths as pandemic deaths near 400

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s death toll from the coronavirus pandemic neared 400 on Tuesday as state health officials reported another 37 deaths and hundreds more confirmed cases of COVD-19 that pushed the statewide total over 8,500 cases. The latest deaths reported by the Indiana State ...

Zoo opening day delayed indefinitely but support needed now, officials say

For the past 56 years, the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo has always opened as scheduled. But not this year, thanks to COVID-19. "We do not yet know when we will be able to open to the public, but we are in close contact with local health officials, and we will open as soon as officials tell us ...

Indiana order blocks local bans on virus patient moves

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Nursing homes around Indiana will be allowed to establish facilities specifically for coronavirus patients under an order issued Tuesday by the state health commissioner that prohibits local officials from blocking the transfer of such patients. Elderly people and those ...

Two more county deaths from COVID-19; total cases now at 165

Another two Allen County residents have died and nine have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total to 165 cases and 14 deaths Monday. 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 ...

AWS Foundation awards $138,190 in COVID-19 emergency grants

AWS Foundation has awarded a total of $138,190 in COVID-19 related emergency grants to 29 different nonprofit organizations in Northeast Indiana. The grants are designed to support activities such as food distribution, virtual services, personal protective equipment (PPE) and other emergency ...

Fort Wayne Ballet cancels rest of the season

Fort Wayne Ballet has canceled the remainder of its 2019-2020 season, including all performances and events through May 24, due to COVID-19. The organization will communicate further plans as more is learned from governmental health officials and directives are issued by the governor's ...

Indiana reaches 350 deaths from coronavirus outbreak

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s death toll from the coronavirus has reached 350 people as state health officials on Monday reported seven additional deaths. The latest deaths added to the state’s tally occurred between Friday and Sunday but represent a slowdown in fatalities since Indiana ...

Holcomb: Hoosier companies stepping up to fight COVID-19

Gov. Eric Holcomb on Monday said Indiana businesses across the state are answering the call to support the global novel coronavirus (COVID-19) response effort. The state’s manufacturers are leveraging their resources, supply chains and Hoosier workers to produce personal protection equipment ...