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The Indiana State Department of Health reported 42 additional deaths Thursday, bringing the state’s total to 245. The state announced 6,351 total confirmed cases, with more than 32,000 Hoosiers tested.

Indiana Unemployment Claims Surge For Third Consecutive Week

The country’s surge in unemployment continued another week with more than 6.5 million new applications for unemployment insurance. The state’s initial jobless claims are just under 134,000.

Justin Hicks

 

The country’s surge in unemployment continued another week with more than 6.5 million new applications for unemployment insurance. The state’s initial jobless claims are just under 134,000.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Indiana experienced a third week of unprecedented spikes in applications for unemployment insurance in response to massive COVID-19-related layoffs. Manufacturing-intensive areas including Elkhart and Allen counties continued to see spikes in claim numbers. 

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Gov. Eric Holcomb is urging Christian Hoosiers to safely practice their faith this weekend as people celebrate Holy Week and Easter.

Holcomb’s “Stay-At-Home” order limits gatherings to no more than 10 people – though some churches throughout the state have flouted that restriction in recent weeks.

Emilie Syberg / WBAA

 

Tippecanoe County Health Officer Dr. Jeremy Adler said the county’s COVID-19 case surge is expected to hit on or shortly after April 16, in line with statewide expectations — and the health department is urging county residents to abide by Gov. Eric Holcomb’s stay-at-home order.

Adler said while testing capabilities have continued to expand, they remain limited — and that could create an inaccurate picture of the true case count.

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 U.S. Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Federal Communications Commission Commissioner Brendan Carr say telehealth services can soon be expanded with money from the third phase of federal COVID-19 relief.

Health care providers can apply for funding from a $200 million program within the recently-passed federal CARES Act. That money can be used to provide devices and internet connection to patients who need it to engage in telehealth.

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The Indiana State Department of Health reported 34 additional deaths Tuesday, bringing the state’s total to 173. The state announced 5,507 total confirmed cases, with more than 28,000 Hoosiers tested.

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The Indiana State Department of Health reported 12 additional deaths Monday, bringing the state’s total to 139. The state announced nearly 5,000 total confirmed cases, with more than 26,000 Hoosiers tested.

Holcomb Tweaks, Extends ‘Stay-At-Home’ Order

Hoosiers must stay at home as much as possible for another two weeks, through April 20 after Gov. Eric Holcomb officially extended his order Monday.

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Hoosiers must stay at home as much as possible for another two weeks, through April 20 after Gov. Eric Holcomb officially extended his order Monday.

Holcomb made some changes regarding how businesses must follow the latest "Stay-At-Home" directive.

Essential retail businesses – grocery stores, supermarkets, gas stations, hardware stores, pet stores – can stay open. But they must limit their customers to help observe social distancing guidelines. They must also adjust hours to help accommodate older customers.

Emilie Syberg / WBAA

 

Confirmed Tippecanoe County novel coronavirus cases rose to 34 Monday, and the Indiana State Department of Health reported 4,944 COVID-19 cases statewide.

ISDH also announced 139 COVID-19 deaths; that number includes 41 Marion County residents. One Tippecanoe County resident has died of the novel coronavirus. 

Where Gov. Holcomb's Emergency Powers Come From

Apr 3, 2020
Lauren Chapman / IPB News

 

Hoosiers will remain under a “Stay-At-Home” order for the next couple of weeks after Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Friday he will extend his directive.

Provisions in state law empower the governor to make and enforce such an order.

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