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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NEW YORK — Global coronavirus deaths soared past 2 million Friday as the pandemic continues to rage across the world, with vaccines being quickly rolled out to beat back the threat. The death toll was recorded by Johns Hopkins University, whose data also show that 93.3 million coronavirus cases have been reported worldwide. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for global solidarity ...

LOS ANGELES — More than 530 Californians are now dying every day from COVID-19, pushing several counties past new, grim milestones. Just this week, Santa Clara County and Sacramento County each reported its 1,000th cumulative COVID-19 death, while San Diego County notched its 2,000th. And Los Angeles County, long the epicenter of California’s coronavirus outbreak, officially surpassed 13,000 ...

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Lo hemos escuchado antes: Usa tapabocas, practica el distanciamiento social, evita las multitudes y lávate las manos regularmente. Todas estas son formas importantes de protegernos del coronavirus y de no propagarlo a los demás. ¿Pero qué pasa si tomas esas precauciones de seguridad y sales con un amigo que luego da positivo a coronavirus? Si ambos llevaban tapabocas y se mantenían a dos ...

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BALTIMORE — Maryland reported 2,948 new coronavirus cases Thursday, along with 44 more deaths, state health department data shows. Almost 318,000 Marylanders have contracted COVID-19 since March, while the state’s death toll stands at 6,277. The number of people hospitalized with the virus dropped by 86 over the last 24 hours. Some 1,843 Marylanders are under hospital care for the disease, of ...

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U.S. Rep. Adriano Espaillat tested positive for COVID-19 after delivering a speech Wednesday on the House floor in support of President Trump’s impeachment. The New York Democrat revealed his diagnosis in a tweet Thursday and said he’s “quarantining at home.” “I will continue my duties representing New York’s 13th congressional district remotely until I have received clearance from my doctor,” ...

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LOS ANGELES – One in three Los Angeles County residents have been infected with the coronavirus, according to new estimates by county scientists, an astonishing sign of how rapidly the virus is spreading in the hard-hit region. The estimate, based on scientific modeling, means officials believe more than 3 million of L.A. County’s 10 million residents have been infected with the coronavirus, ...

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LOS ANGELES – As the coronavirus spreads relentlessly through Los Angeles County, poor neighborhoods and the region's Latino and Black communities continue to bear the brunt of illness and death, according to data released Wednesday. These groups have been disproportionately hard hit since the beginning of the pandemic, but the gap had eased during the summer. That progress has disappeared and ...

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WASHINGTON — Scientists at the Walter Reed Army Research Institute have promising new data indicating their vaccine will work against significant mutations of COVID-19, as well as entirely different coronaviruses, an achievement that other vaccines so far have not accomplished. The data has yet to be peer reviewed. But the Army lab is hopeful that a pan-coronavirus vaccine is achievable after ...

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We've heard it before: Wear a mask, practice social distancing, avoid crowds, and wash our hands regularly. These are all important ways to protect ourselves from the coronavirus and from spreading it to others. But what happens if you took those safety precautions and were hanging out with a friend who later tests positive for the coronavirus? If you were both wearing masks and stayed six ...