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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Indiana up to 981 COVID-19 cases; 24 deaths

INDIANAPOLIS —The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) today announced that 338 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 981 the total number of Indiana ...

Racing community lines up behind decision to delay Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — When Mario Andretti got the text asking if he would be willing to drive the two-seater at Indianapolis this August, he responded immediately. Absolutely, he wrote while putting his vacation plans on hold. Andretti hopes it is the last time he is forced to reschedule ...

Indiana not detailing ICU capacity as coronavirus cases grow

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana health officials declined Wednesday to provide details on hospital capacity around the state as its number of confirmed coronavirus-related illnesses continued to grow quickly and two more deaths were reported. The new deaths in Hancock and Howard counties were the ...

Indianapolis Archdiocese shuts down drive-thru confessions

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A Catholic priest in western Indiana has stopped hearing drive-through confessions at the request of the Indianapolis Archdiocese amid the coronavirus pandemic, he said. The Rev. Dan Bedel, who serves both St. Patrick and St. Margaret Mary Catholic churches in Terre ...

Indiana’s inmates still eating meals together amid pandemic

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s prison populations are still eating meals together in large groups and mixing during outdoor recreation even as Hoosiers are keeping their distance as a stay-at-home order took effect Wednesday aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus. The Indiana ...

Indiana coronavirus deaths at 14 as home order takes effect

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two more deaths from illness related to the coronavirus were reported Wednesday in Indiana, giving the state a total of 14 deaths as a statewide stay-at-home order took effect to limit the spread of the virus. Indiana’s number of confirmed COVID-19 cases grew by 115 to ...

State announces new COVID-19 guidelines, including for child care

In the effort to slow the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Gov. Eric Holcomb has announced additional efforts, including new guidance for child care. “There is a critical need for child care for those workers who are taking care of others and helping Hoosiers keep food and supplies in ...

Owner: Indiana Beach amusement park could reopen this year

MONTICELLO, Ind. (AP) — The owner of a popular Indiana resort that’s been shuttered because of financial issues says it could reopen this year under new ownership. California-based Apex Parks Group, which owns Indiana Beach Amusement & Water Park Resort in Monticello, said in a ...

Indiana reports 2 more coronavirus deaths for a total of 6

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana reported two new deaths from the coronavirus Sunday, bringing the total number of deaths statewide to six, public health officials said. Statewide, there have been 201 total cases across Indiana, including 76 new cases announced Sunday. Of those, the highest ...

Indiana reports 4th death as coronavirus cases climb to 126

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana health officials said Saturday that a fourth person died from the coronavirus as the state reported 47 new cases amid the pandemic, bringing Indiana’s total count to 126. The state’s latest death from COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, was an ...