COVID-19

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The limited supply of COVID-19 vaccines is causing tension as states roll out plans for who should get shots first, and school advocates in Indiana are pressing for more access for teachers.

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Indiana surpassed 600,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases Thursday. While the state’s daily case count has slowed down, so has its testing.

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The Trump administration’s failure to produce a national stockpile of the COVID-19 vaccine is preventing Indiana from moving its vaccine distribution plan further forward.

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After setting more than a dozen COVID-19 records between October and December, Indiana has started the new year with significantly lower cases and deaths than those record-setting months.

Rural public health workers are asking residents to reach out to older neighbors who are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine to see if they need help getting it. 

 

  

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More than 62 percent of the state’s total deaths have been reported since Indiana moved to Stage 5 of its reopening plan on Sept. 26.

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The Indiana Department of Health reported 323 additional confirmed deaths over the last week. That brings the state’s total to 8,936 confirmed deaths. The state also reported more than 26,500 new cases in the last week – the smallest weekly total reported since Halloween.

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A legislative committee hearing this week was disrupted when dozens of people who showed up to testify refused to wear masks – which are required in the Statehouse.

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A bill that would give Hoosier workers the right to refuse employer-mandated vaccines had its first hearing in a committee Wednesday morning. It would go further than current federal laws and excuse workers based on their conscience.

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The Tippecanoe County Health Department offered updates on Wednesday as the county moved into the red on the state’s COVID-19 advisory map for the first time. 

The county turned red after its percent positivity rate - the number of COVID-19 tests coming back positive - hit its highest point since the start of the pandemic. 

Tippecanoe County Health Officer Dr. Jeremy Adler says the red designation puts caps on gatherings of more than 25 people.  

Indiana Expands Vaccine Registration To Hoosiers 70 And Older

Jan 13, 2021
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Hoosiers 70 and older can now register for appointments to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. The Indiana Department of Health announced the expansion Wednesday.

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The Indiana Department of Health announced Monday a new strain of COVID-19 – which had previously been identified in the United Kingdom – is also in Indiana.

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The Tippecanoe County Health Department Monday opened the doors of its makeshift vaccination clinic. The clinic currently offers COVID-19 vaccinations to a group of people that includes residents over the age of 80.

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The Indiana Department of Health reported 502 additional confirmed deaths over the last week. That brings the state’s total to 8,613 confirmed deaths. The state also reported more than 37,500 new cases in the last week.

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The first day of vaccine registrations for Hoosiers 80 and older was marked by slowdowns and technical issues. The problems are similar to other states, and experts say that goes back to public health funding and technology. 

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