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Indiana State News

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 ...

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 ...