INDIANAPOLIS — This blog will be updated daily with the latest information on COVID-19 in Kentucky. You can also see the newest stories in our Coronavirus section.
Wednesday, March 25
The Indiana State Department of Health has reported two more deaths, bringing the state total to 14.
There are now 477 positive cases of coronavirus in the state, meaning 112 people tested positive between yesterday and today's update. A total of 3,356 people have been tested.
Clark and Floyd County both have six cases, Jennings has three, and Harrison and Washington have two. A list of all positive cases can be found here.
Tuesday, March 24
The Indiana State Department of Health reported 106 new positive cases of COVID-19 in the state.
ISDH reported five more deaths, bringing the state total to 12.
As of 10 a.m. March 24, 365 people have tested positive for coronavirus. 971 people were tested on Monday alone, bringing overall testing totals to 2,931.
ISDH reports five more people died, bringing the total number of deaths in the state to 12.
Indiana’s call center is up and running from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. every day to field industry questions about Governor Eric J. Holcomb’s Executive Order 20-08, which provides for essential and non-essential business operations, infrastructure and government functions while the state observes a stay-at-home order from March 25-April 7 is temporarily down.
The Critical Industries Hotline is still available by emailing email@example.com. The center is for business and industry questions only. Please read Gov. Holcomb’s executive order and this FAQ page to clarify restrictions and acceptable activities and services under Monday’s Executive Order.
All of Gov. Holcomb’s Executive Orders can found here.
Monday, March 23
Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb ordered Hoosiers to stay at home as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the state.
Holcomb said the next two weeks were critical in combating coronavirus, and said people must stay at home unless they have to leave for work or other necessary means from March 25 to April 7.
“The next two weeks are critical if we are to slow the spread of COVID-19, and we must slow the spread," Holcomb said. "You must be part of the solution, not the problem."
Holcomb clarified that essential work includes (but is not limited to) grocery stores, pharmacies, hospital, gas stations, garbage pickup and public transportation. People can still take a walk, and law enforcement will not stop drivers on their way to or from work.
A full explanation of the order can be found here.
The governor also announced:
- State government personnel will not have to report for work unless they are considered essential until at least April 7.
- A "Healthcare Emergency Operations Center" will be launched from Indianapolis to monitor the state's response, inventory medical supplies and medical personnel needs.
- Restaurants can no longer provide in-person dining or licenses will be revoked.
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