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Indiana Democrats Move 2020 State Convention Online

Apr 14, 2020
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Indiana Democrats will hold their 2020 state convention online amid ongoing concerns about the impact of COVID-19.

The move to a virtual and remote convention, set for June 13, was unanimously approved by the party’s state central committee and announced Tuesday.

Democrats choose their nominees for lieutenant governor and attorney general at this year’s convention. They also elect the state’s delegates to the Democratic National Convention. Those votes will take place via mail-in ballot.

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There are a lot of things you can do to stop the novel coronavirus from spreading — like staying at home, washing your hands, and disinfecting surfaces in your house. But what can you do to help your community? 

Indiana Public Broadcasting compiled this list of 10 ways Hoosiers can help. 

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The Indiana State Department of Health reported seven additional deaths on Monday, bringing the state’s total to 350. The state announced more than 8,000 total confirmed cases, with more than 44,000 Hoosiers tested.

Projected COVID-19 Surge In Indiana Not As Bad As Previously Feared

Indiana officials say the COVID-19 surge they’re expecting is still to come – though it shouldn’t be as bad as initially projected.

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Indiana officials say the COVID-19 surge they’re expecting is still to come – though it shouldn’t be as bad as initially projected.

State leaders in recent weeks expected the novel coronavirus surge to hit Hoosier health care systems beginning in mid-April and lasting well into May.

Now, State Health Commissioner Dr. Kris Box says the latest projections say the surge will hit Indianapolis in late April and the rest of the state in early May. And she says she doesn’t think it will be as bad as feared.

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Tippecanoe County’s COVID-19 cases held steady at 45 Monday, while statewide cases advanced to 8,236.

The Indiana State Department of Health also reported 350 Hoosier deaths from the novel coronavirus, and 44,539 tests have been reported to the agency. 

The Newton County Health Department announced Monday 21 residents at a long-term care facility had been diagnosed with COVID-19. As of Monday, 27 total cases had been confirmed in the county, and one death. 

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Tens of thousands of Hoosiers lost their jobs almost overnight due to social distancing measures that help prevent COVID-19. The sheer amount and speed of layoffs are putting enormous strain on the unemployment insurance system in Indiana. It's leaving some wondering how the system works – and if it’s prepared to handle this crisis. 

23-year-old Anne Anderson sat her kitchen table and worked on her an application to receive unemployment benefits for the first time. The gym where she worked in Bloomington closed indefinitely due to the coronavirus.

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The Indiana State Department of Health reported 43 additional deaths over the weekend, bringing the state’s total to 343. The state announced nearly 8,000 total confirmed cases, with more than 42,000 Hoosiers tested.

Indiana Releases Data For Race, Ethnicity In COVID-19 Cases, Deaths

The Indiana State Department of Health broke down COVID-19 cases and deaths by race and ethnicity.

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The Indiana State Department of Health broke down COVID-19 cases and deaths by race and ethnicity.

While black Hoosiers only comprise 9 percent of the state’s population, they account for 19 percent of deaths and 18 percent of cases. 

But, State Health Commissioner Kris Box says, while the data follows the national trend, it is incomplete. 

State Offers Virtual Help As FAFSA Deadline Looms

Apr 10, 2020
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The state deadline to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, is less than a week away, and the state is hosting a virtual event Monday night to offer support for students who still need to file while stuck at home.

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Tippecanoe County’s reported COVID-19 cases rose to 42 Friday, and the Indiana State Department of Health announced 300 deaths statewide from the novel coronavirus.

ISDH also reported 6,907 COVID-19 cases Friday, and 35,040 tests have been reported to the agency. 

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