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Indiana’s COVID-19 deaths rise by 55 to 300 amid pandemic

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s death toll from COVID-19-related illnesses surged by more than 20% on Friday as state health officials reported another 55 deaths, pushing the state’s toll during the pandemic to 300 deaths. The 55 deaths were the largest number the Indiana State Department ...

Gov. Holcomb signs order waiving incomplete education requirements

Gov. Eric Holcomb, in coordination with Superintendent of Public Instruction Jennifer McCormick, has signed an executive order to waive education requirements that cannot be met due to school buildings being closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Executive order 20-20 waives incomplete ...

Gov. Holcomb announces task force to track COVID-19 spending

INDIANAPOLIS — Governor Eric J. Holcomb today announced a task force to plan, administer and account for federal relief funds the state of Indiana receives from the CARES Act. Indiana’s Economic Relief and Recovery Team will be chaired by Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Cris ...

Rural Indiana virus worry: ‘What more could I have done?’

GREENSBURG, Ind. (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic surged into Sean Durbin’s farm-speckled Indiana county much faster than most other parts of rural America, contributing to at least 10 deaths and dozens of serious illnesses. Decatur County and two other counties in southeast Indiana have ...

42 more COVID-19 deaths in Indiana, death toll rises to 245

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Forty-two more Indiana residents have died from COVID-19, marking the largest single-day jump in the state’s death toll during the pandemic and pushing those deaths to 245, state health officials said Thursday. The 42 deaths reported Thursday were the largest number the ...

30 more COVID-19 deaths in Indiana, death toll rises to 203

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Thirty more Indiana residents have died from COVID-19, pushing the state’s death toll during the pandemic past 200 as its confirmed coronavirus cases neared 6,000, state health officials said Wednesday. The 30 new deaths reported Wednesday raised Indiana’s deaths to ...

Indiana, awaiting virus peak, sees biggest 1-day death toll

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana reported 34 new coronavirus deaths Tuesday, marking the largest single-day jump in the state’s death toll, and health officials warned that the worst is yet to come. The Indiana State Department of Health reported an additional 568 cases, increasing the ...

34 more COVID-19 deaths in Indiana, death toll rises to 173

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Thirty-four more Indiana residents have died from COVID-19, boosting the state’s death toll during the pandemic to 173 as its confirmed coronavirus cases surged past 5,000, state health officials said Tuesday. The 34 new deaths reported Tuesday were the largest number ...

11 virus deaths at one central Indiana nursing home

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Eleven residents of a central Indiana nursing home have died from COVID-19 while the overall state toll from the disease caused by the coronavius has risen by 12 to 139, state health officials said Monday. In addition to the 11 dead at the Bethany Pointe Health Campus in ...

NTSB: School district shares blame for crash that killed 3

ROCHESTER, Ind. (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday that a northern Indiana school district is partially to blame for a 2018 crash that killed three siblings crossing a rural highway to reach their stopped school bus. The wreck was caused by a pickup truck driver’s ...

Holcomb order enlists retired EMS workers in fight against COVID-19

Gov. Eric Holcomb Tuesday signed an executive order to allow retired and inactive EMS professionals to join the fight against COVID-19. The executive order permits retired and inactive EMS professionals to provide supplemental health care services in Indiana during this public health emergency ...

Indiana virus death toll now 139, total cases near 5,000

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Twelve more COVID-19 deaths have driven Indiana’s death toll from the coronavirus pandemic to 139, while the total number of cases approached 5,000, state health officials said Monday. With 536 new cases confirmed, the total number of Indiana residents known to have the ...

Direct-to-market farmers struggling amid pandemic

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Some farmers who sell directly to restaurants, schools and other places that have temporarily closed amid coronavirus outbreak have been left looking for new customers. John Piotti, president of the American Farmland Trust, a national group that works to protect farms, ...

Indiana health officials say 11 more deaths from COVID-19

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — State health officials reported 11 more deaths from COVID-19 on Sunday, bringing the statewide total to 127. The Indiana State Department of Health announced 464 additional cases with the most in Marion County, which had 191. Overall, there have been more than 4,400 ...

14 more deaths raise Indiana coronavirus toll to 116

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Fourteen more Hoosiers have died from COVID-19, raising Indiana’s death toll from the disease caused by the coronavirus pandemic to 116, state health officials said Saturday. The Indiana State Department of Health announced 523 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed ...

3 residents of southern Indiana nursing home die from COVID-19

MITCHELL, Ind. (AP) — Three residents of a southern Indiana nursing home have died from COVID-19 and 19 others there have tested positive for the disease, the facility said. Two other residents have tested positive for the disease caused by the coronavirus pandemic after being transferred to ...

474 more Indiana COVID-19 cases; total now 3,039 with 78 deaths

The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) has announced that 474 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 3,039 the total number of Indiana residents known to ...

Indiana gets dozens of price gouging complaints amid virus

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s attorney general said Thursday that dozens of Hoosiers have contacted his office to complain about merchants charging exorbitant prices for toilet paper, food, cleaning products and other essential items during the coronavirus pandemic. Attorney General ...

Indiana reports 16 more coronavirus deaths, total now at 65

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Sixteen more people have died in Indiana from coronavirus-related illnesses, raising the state’s virus death toll to 65 as its confirmed cases surged by more than 400, state health officials said Wednesday. Indiana’s number of confirmed cases of COVID-19, the disease ...