Local COVID-19 Updates

INDIANAPOLIS —The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) today announced that a second Hoosier has died from COVID-19. The patient is a Johnson County adult over age 60 who had been hospitalized. No further information about the patient will be released due to privacy laws.

JASPER COUNTY — The pandemic is hitting hard in Jasper County, with the county’s status for community spread in the orange range, one level below the red designation that could take the county back to stricter quarantine levels. On Halloween, a sixth death due to the fast spreading virus was…

JASPER COUNTY — In response to the rising spread of COVID-19, Jasper Circuit Court Judge John D. Potter has announced changes to court procedures to maximize safety for lawyers and litigants coming to court.

MUNCIE, Indiana – Practicing social distancing to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic may sound scary or impossible to do, but there are ways to appropriately handle the process, says Jagdish Khubchandani, a health science professor at Ball State University.

ROSELAWN — The next Music Jam and Fish Fry at the Roselawn American Legion Post 238, located 2 miles west of I-65 on State Road 10, will be Friday April 3. Meals include choices of fish, combo plate, shrimp, or chicken strips. All meals served with baked potato or fries, cole slaw and bread.

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JASPER COUNTY — The monthly round table Zoom meeting hosted by the Jasper County Economic Development Organization and the Jasper Newton Foundation focused on COVID in the county. Speakers were Commissioner Kendell Culp, Franciscan Health Rensselaer COO Carlos Vasquez and Dr. Stevan Vukovich…

National COVID-19 Updates

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California's jobless rate surged in December as the coronavirus pandemic spun out of control and statewide restrictions forced more businesses to shut down, throwing tens of thousands of workers onto unemployment rolls. Nine percent of Californians counted themselves out of work in December, up from 8.1% in November, state officials reported. The rise marked a reversal in what had been a ...

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BERLIN — Germany has counted more than 50,000 deaths since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, figures released on Friday show. German health authorities recorded 859 new deaths in 24 hours, bringing the total death toll up to 50,642, according to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for disease prevention. The RKI counts as coronavirus deaths those who died directly from COVID-19 and those ...

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If there is a single day that marks the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S., it would be Jan. 21, 2020, when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that it had confirmed the first case of the novel coronavirus on American soil. The following day, President Donald Trump, who was attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, brushed off the threat from the ...

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LOS ANGELES – California is continuing to see record-breaking deaths from COVID-19, a lagging indicator of the winter surge that is coming even as overall coronavirus cases and hospitalizations have flattened and started to slightly decline. The state broke the record Thursday for most COVID-19 deaths in a single day: 736, surpassing the mark set on Jan. 15, when 700 deaths were reported. ...

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A strain of coronavirus first identified in Denmark is becoming increasingly common in hospitals and jails in Northern California and the Bay Area, according to the state's Department of Public Health. The variant, L452R was identified in viral genomic sequencing of outbreaks, including one that began Christmas Day in Kaiser's San Jose Medical Center that infected 15 patients and at least 74 ...

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SEATTLE — Tres infecciones por COVID-19 diagnosticadas en Washington en octubre fueron causadas por un virus con una mutación que podría aumentar la capacidad del virus respiratorio para esquivar las defensas inmunitarias. La mutación, denominada E484K, también está presente en dos de las preocupantes nuevas variantes víricas que se están extendiendo por el mundo: las originadas en Sudáfrica y ...

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WASHINGTON — Health and education experts say a massive ramp up in coronavirus testing is necessary for most public schools to safely reopen by May — the target set by President Joe Biden. Children under the age of 16 are not yet cleared by health officials to receive any of the COVID-19 vaccines, and the inoculation of adults is taking longer than expected. Experts say that prioritizing ...

SAN DIEGO — The National Institutes of Health has awarded the University of California, San Diego $1.3 million to develop a small, wearable sensor that can tell whether a person has the novel coronavirus or has been exposed to it by someone else. The lightweight sensor would be attached to face masks to monitor for the presence of coronavirus-related molecules that appear in a person's ...

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ATLANTA — Georgia has recorded more than 700,000 confirmed coronavirus cases since the pandemic began, according to the latest figures released Thursday afternoon by the state Department of Public Health. The latest numbers include 701,308 cases, along with 11,511 deaths. On Wednesday, those numbers stood at 695,400 cases and 11,411 deaths. Over the last 24 hours, 5,969 more cases have been ...

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden’s team is increasingly worried the coronavirus pandemic is spiraling out of control — imperiling his promise to contain the outbreak — as cases and deaths mount, vaccinations lag and a more transmissible strain of the virus emerges in the U.S., according to people familiar with the matter. As they learned more about the federal response to the pandemic, Biden’s ...