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Indiana State News

Indiana tracks coronavirus cases weeks before 1st confirmed

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s first coronavirus infections occurred at least a couple weeks before the first illness for a resident was confirmed in early March, the state health commissioner said Wednesday. That would indicate the virus could have been spreading around Indiana for perhaps ...

Indiana meat plant closing after workers contract virus

LOGANSPORT, Ind. (AP) — Tyson Foods Inc. announced Wednesday that it will temporarily close its meatpacking plant in north-central Indiana after 146 employees tested positive for cornavirus. The Tyson Fresh Meats plant in Logansport produced 3 million pounds of pork daily. Tyson suspended ...

Indiana tops 700 virus deaths, 500,000 job losses

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s coronavirus death toll has topped 700 people in about five weeks with 45 additional fatalities announced Thursday by state health officials. More than half of the newly recorded COVID-19 deaths occurred Tuesday or Wednesday, but they dated as far back as April ...

Indiana officials won’t detail nursing home virus outbreaks

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana officials refused Tuesday to identify nursing homes around the state where coronavirus outbreaks have occurred, even as they disclosed that at least 43 more deaths linked to those facilities have happened in the past week. The 162 deaths from 74 facilities that ...

Indiana coronavirus deaths top 660 in just over 5 weeks

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s coronavirus death toll has grown by 31 as state health officials said Wednesday that the statewide total has reached 661 in just over five weeks. Most of the newly recorded COVID-19 deaths occurred between Friday and Tuesday, but they dated as far back as ...

Indiana sees 7 more coronavirus deaths, 505 additional cases

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Tests have confirmed that another 505 Indiana residents are infected with the coronavirus, bringing the state’s total number of cases to nearly 11,700, state health officials said Monday. Seven new COVID-19 deaths occurred between Wednesday and Sunday, boosting the ...

Indiana virus cases top 11,200, state’s death toll now 562

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s coronavirus death toll has jumped by 17 as state health officials said Sunday there have been at least 562 virus-related deaths in little more than a month. That report came a day after hundreds of people watched from their vehicles as a funeral honored a ...

Shutdown protesters gather at governor’s mansion

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — More than 200 people upset over restrictions on Indiana residents because of the coronavirus protested Saturday outside the state mansion of Gov. Eric Holcomb, urging him to back off and restart the economy. People carrying signs and American flags stood close together ...

With 42 new deaths, Indiana’s pandemic death toll tops 500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s death toll from the coronavirus pandemic has topped 500 and its confirmed cases of COVID-19 has swept past 10,000, state health officials said Friday. Forty-two new deaths from COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the virus, occurred between April 3 and ...

Indiana virus deaths near 500 as job losses keep rising

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s number of coronavirus-related deaths in one month has tripled the state’s typical level of flu deaths over a seven-month period. More than 100,000 people also filed new unemployment claims in Indiana last week amid the economic fallout from business and ...

Midwest governors announce partnership to reopen regional economy

Governors Eric Holcomb (IN), Gretchen Whitmer (MI), Mike DeWine (OH), Tony Evers (WI), Tim Walz (MN), JB Pritzker (IL), and Andy Beshear (KY) have announced that they will work in close coordination to reopen the economy in the Midwest region. The governors said in a statement that “We ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Anderson facility has 24 COVID-19 deaths; state toll 300

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Twenty-four residents of a central Indiana nursing home hit hard by COVID-19 now have died, the state’s health commissioner said Friday. Sixteen of the residents at the Bethany Pointe Health Campus in Anderson had tested positive for the disease caused by the ...