Coronavirus

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The Indiana State Department of Health reported 311 additional confirmed deaths over the last week – the most reported in a single week during the pandemic. That brings the state’s total to 5,040 confirmed deaths.

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The Indiana State Teachers Association is calling on the governor and schools to take more action as schools have reported more than 15,000 COVID-19 cases. 

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More Hoosiers voted in the 2020 general election than in any election in state history, crossing the 3 million-voter mark for the first time.

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As coronavirus infection rates skyrocket across the state, many school districts are going back to full-time virtual learning. But that poses a problem for working parents as a temporary paid leave program expires at the end of the year.

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State and fedCaerally-funded workforce programs need to continue sharing data and resources while adapting to changes brought by COVID-19. That's the biggest takeaway from Indiana’s Legislative Services Agency annual workforce programs report for legislators.

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More than 5,000 Hoosiers have now died from COVID-19. While state officials have tried to slow the spread of the virus, some health experts say it wasn't enough. 

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Indiana casinos have a few new rules to follow after Gov. Eric Holcomb’s latest COVID-19 executive order.

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Indiana has crossed 300,000 positive COVID-19 cases. Monday’s newly reported cases were the fewest in nearly a week – though the state has reported more than 5,000 cases every day since Nov. 10. 

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After low prices the last few years, wholesale turkey prices increased during the pandemic by about 15 percent over last year. The increase will hit those with lower incomes especially hard.

As of Sunday, 5,040 Hoosiers have died from COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic. The most recent 1,000 confirmed deaths were reported over the span of just 24 days.

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Gov. Eric Holcomb will continue quarantining after being exposed to COVID-19, despite negative test results Friday.

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Indiana’s unemployment rate fell to 5 percent, continuing an encouraging downward trajectory since the start of the pandemic. But the number of people in the labor force is falling too – and that’s not a good sign.

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As COVID-19 numbers continue to surge across the state, more hospitals are forced to send non-emergency patients elsewhere. But that doesn’t mean local hospitals will stop caring for patients needing urgent care. 

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Indiana’s top health official says every college student heading home from school should act like they’ve been exposed to COVID-19.

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Democrats say the General Assembly is not prepared to safely conduct its legislative session in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Holcomb In Quarantine After COVID-19 Exposure

Nov 17, 2020
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Gov. Eric Holcomb is quarantining after being exposed to COVID-19.

Republicans Reject Indiana House Mask Mandate

Nov 17, 2020
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Republicans rejected an effort Tuesday to require House lawmakers to wear masks during the upcoming legislative session.

When do we expect the national economy and local economy to return back to the pre-pandemic normal? “Regionally Speaking” host Chris Nolte recently spoke with Abbey Omodunbi, an assistant vice president and economist for The PNC Financial Services Group about the economic recovery post-election.  Abbey says “…the resurgence of the coronavirus and the absence of an additional stimulus package are the biggest risks”.

Here’s the full conversation.

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Indiana legislative leaders say liability protections around COVID-19 could be the first order of business when the General Assembly starts its new session. 

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The Indiana State Department of Health reported 277 additional confirmed deaths over the last week, bringing the state’s total to 4,660 – the largest reported in a single week since early May. 

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Indiana set another record for daily reported cases of COVID-19, with 8,451 reported Saturday. The state has reported more than 4,000 cases every day since Nov. 4 and more than 2,000 every day since Oct. 22.

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Hoosier hospitals are bearing the brunt of Indiana’s surging COVID-19 case numbers. 

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Gov. Eric Holcomb signed his latest executive order, with new limited COVID-19 restrictions. The order, made public Friday, includes more details on enforcement and how counties will move through those restrictions. 

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With COVID-19 cases continuing to rise in Indiana, Gov. Eric Holcomb announced new restrictions for the hardest-hit counties starting this weekend, including limits on K-12 school events. 

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Indiana crossed 6,000 cases for the first time, with 6,654 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 – just seven days after hitting 4,000 cases for the first time.

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Some Indiana universities are turning to COVID-19 exit-testing ahead of students leaving campus before Thanksgiving. But while some campuses are offering testing as an option, others are requiring it. 

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Indiana hospitalization rates due to COVID-19 reached their highest point on Thursday since the state began releasing that data. The Indiana Hospital Association, or IHA, says health care workers face a lot of uncertainties as case numbers continue to surge.

Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Wednesday he will reimpose some COVID-19 restrictions on counties failing to control spread of the virus.

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Indiana broke another new record for daily reported cases of COVID-19, with more than 5,100 Wednesday. The state has reported more than 2,000 cases every day since Oct. 22. 

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The Indiana State Department of Health reported 259 additional confirmed deaths over the last week, bringing the state’s total to 4,383 – the largest reported in a single week since early May. 

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