At a time of year when many would be gearing up to travel to their lake homes across Indiana, state officials are urging caution to avoid spreading COVID-19. During Tuesday’s COVID-19 briefing, State Health Commissioner Dr. Kris Box said the idea of out-of-town visitors is concerning.Continue reading
The Indiana State Department of Health is working to increase COVID-19 testing availability in the northern and southern parts of the state, but resources remain limited.Continue reading
Indiana’s high obesity rate could increase the likelihood of serious complications from COVID-19. During state officials’ briefing Monday, State Health Commissioner Dr. Kris Box said she’s recommending that those with a high body mass index should be tested if they’re believed to have the disease.Continue reading
A fifth positive COVID-19 case was reported in Starke County Monday afternoon.Continue reading
Indiana is updating its COVID-19 testing guidelines.
The number of COVID-19 deaths reported to the Indiana State Department of Health now totals 65.Continue reading
Labs continue to speed up COVID-19 testing, but it’s still taking a while for some results to get back to the Indiana State Department of Health. During state officials’ press conference Tuesday, State Health Commissioner Dr. Kris Box said a few labs are now up and running in Indiana, including one in the northern part of the state.Continue reading
The state health commissioner says more research is needed to determine the effectiveness of potential COVID-19 treatments. During state officials’ press conference Tuesday, Dr. Kris Box said there’s limited evidence to support the success of hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine in treating or preventing the disease.Continue reading
The number of COVID-19 cases in Indiana continues to increase, but we may still be several weeks away from the peak. State Health Commissioner Dr. Kris Box expects the surge to be in mid-to-late April, but it could be as late as mid-May.Continue reading
State health officials are sticking with their targeted approach to COVID-19 testing.Continue reading
Indiana continues to see new COVID-19 cases, as testing increases. State Health Commissioner Dr. Kris Box says the number of people tested has increased from fewer than 300 a week ago to more than 3,300 on Wednesday, with about 14 percent of those tests coming back positive.Continue reading
As Indiana continues to fight the spread of COVID-19, Governor Eric Holcomb says that businesses, organizations, and average citizens are stepping forward to help.Continue reading
Indiana is reporting its third coronavirus death. The State Department of Health says the patient was from Marion County and was over the age of 60. The person had been hospitalized.Continue reading
As coronavirus continues to spread, Indiana is starting to see some of its COVID-19 patients recover, according to State Health Commissioner Dr. Kris Box.Continue reading
The spread of coronavirus to Indiana has U.S. Representative Jackie Walorski trying to reassure her constituents. Walorski says she believes elected officials across all levels of government are working together to make sure the response is seamless.Continue reading
The Indiana State Department of Health recorded the state’s first influenza-related death of the season.
Twenty-five flu-related deaths have been reported in Indiana this season and officials with the Indiana State Department of Health are urging residents to reduce the spread of influenza.