Indiana State Department of Health

Indiana State Department of Health

 

Tippecanoe County’s confirmed COVID-19 case count rose to 58 Monday, and the Indiana State Department of Health announced 505 new cases statewide for a total of 11,686. 

ISDH also reported 569 Hoosier deaths from the novel coronavirus in its daily update. 

On Monday, Tippecanoe County ranked 34th out of Indiana’s 92 counties in total confirmed COVID-19 cases. Marion County’s caseload remains the highest, with 4,052 confirmed cases and 192 deaths as the week began. 

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Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine will begin using a lab that tests for infectious diseases in animals to conduct COVID-19 testing for humans.

Indiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory director Dr. Kenitra Hendrix says the lab ran 15,000 tests on animal samples through an automated testing system in 2019. They plan to process 400 human COVID-19 tests a day.

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Tippecanoe County’s COVID-19 case surge has shifted from mid-April to early May, and officials are starting to consider how --and how soon-- residents, businesses, and local government could return to normal.

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The Indiana State Department of Health reported 37 additional deaths on Tuesday, bringing the state’s total to 387. The state announced more than 8,500 total confirmed cases, with more than 46,000 Hoosiers tested.

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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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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. 

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Indiana lags behind neighboring states in testing for COVID-19 and state officials didn’t offer many clues Wednesday as to why.

Data from the State Department of Health shows Indiana is testing fewer people for COVID-19 per 100,000 residents than all its neighboring states and the U.S. as a whole.

State Health Commissioner Dr. Kris Box says the state has struggled with resources to do enough tests, though it’s increasing its capacity.

“So, we’re really trying to remove any restrictions for people as far as testing anybody who’s symptomatic,” Box says.

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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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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. 

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Tippecanoe County’s COVID-19 cases rose to 26 Friday, and the Indiana State Department of Health map showed 436 tests for county residents have been reported to the agency. 

Statewide, the COVID-19 case tally reached 3,437. ISDH also reported 102 Hoosier deaths from the novel coronavirus Friday morning. 

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The Indiana State Department of Health reported 13 additional deaths Thursday, bringing the state’s total to 78. The state announced a total of more than 3,000 confirmed cases, with more than 16,000 Hoosiers tested. 

K-12 School Buildings Closed For Academic Year

Indiana K-12 schools will not reopen this academic year as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

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Tippecanoe County’s confirmed novel coronavirus cases rose to 18 Wednesday, while statewide case numbers rose to 2,565. 

 

Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Company Tuesday expanded free COVID-19 testing to first responders in addition to health care workers.

The company started drive-thru testing for active health care workers on Monday. Chief Scientific Officer Dan Skovronsky says the company recognized the need for testing for some of the people in close contact with the novel coronavirus.

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The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Indiana has climbed to 365, according to the Indiana State Department of Health on Tuesday. The agency says as testing ramps up, the number of confirmed cases will continue to rise. Nearly 3,000 tests have been reported to ISDH.

The state has now seen 12 novel coronavirus-related deaths as of Tuesday. State Health Commissioner Kris Box says these deaths are Hoosiers, not just numbers.

 

 

Tippecanoe County Commissioners declared a local disaster emergency Saturday due to concerns over the spread of COVID-19. 

In a statement, the commissioners said the declaration would “facilitate future financial reimbursement, funding assistance, supplies and other assistance as are made available through the State and Federal Government due to the health emergency.”

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