Coronavirus, COVID-19

Get the latest on the global Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic as it impacts Northwest Indiana, the state, country, and globe. Bookmark this page as there will be several updates each day from Lakeshore Public Radio, IPB News, NPR, and the Associated Press.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — State health officials say a second person in Indiana has tested positive for COVID-19. The adult who lives in Hendricks County traveled to Boston last month to attend a meeting of the biotech firm Biogen and developed mild flu-like symptoms days later.

The Indiana State Department of Health said Sunday that the person is in isolation and not being hospitalized. State officials say several COVID-19 cases have been tied to the Boston meeting, including a Marion County resident identified Friday as Indiana's first case.

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On this edition of the podcast the you’ll the latest the on the first confirmed coronavirus case in Indiana, the Town of Griffith plans to exit Calumet Township await the signature of Gov. Eric Holcomb, a Gary firefighter used a city-owned computer to steal $4,000 from a woman’s bank account, Jeanie Lindsey reports on the State Board of Education releasing 2019 state school accountability grades and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Franciscan Health  spokesperson, VP for Medical Affairs Dr. Erik Mikaitis. All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”… 

Indiana has 1st illness linked to coronavirus outbreak

Mar 6, 2020
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana health officials have confirmed the first illness in the state from the coronavirus outbreak.

State Health Commissioner Dr. Kris Box said Friday the ill man was in stable condition in self isolation after going to an Indianapolis hospital late Thursday with symptoms.

Box said the man had traveled to Boston where he was exposed to others with COVID-19. The man had a cough and low-grade fever and did not need to remain hospitalized, Box said.

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Today:   Andy Downs with the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics in Ft. Wayne joins us to talk about the 2020 General Assembly session which is in its final weeks, and the bills that've been come up so far for review.  Dr. Erik Mikaitis with Franciscan Health Crown Point explains the coronavirus, its symptoms and how the healthcare system is getting ready to deal with it -- in the hopes that they don't have to.  We have another edition of "Building Northwest Indiana" from the Construction Advancement Foundation and another conversation from the Welcome Project at Valparaiso University. Purdue University Northwest is observing Women's History Month with a series of events, and Kimberly Trajkovski tells us about a program this weekend at the Hammond campus on "believing in restorative justice."

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 On this edition of the podcast the you’ll the latest on a possible coronavirus case in Porter County, Brandon Smith reports the Prosecutors Discretion Bill, and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Steve Coxhead, president of the Indiana Passenger Rail Alliance. All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”… 

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