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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A man took his adult children to receive COVID-19 vaccinations over the weekend, knowing it was important for them to be immunized against the disease. But he didn’t feel concerned about his own risk of catching the virus, despite the fact that older people and men are more likely to die from COVID-19, Barbara Ferrer, L.A. County’s public health director, said this week. He had not made plans ...

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Los países de Europa del Este están suavizando las medidas de bloqueo para apaciguar a sus ciudadanos frustrados, incluso cuando la región sigue siendo la zona más mortal del mundo por la pandemia de coronavirus. El levantamiento de las restricciones y las que aún están vigentes varían en las más de una docena de países que se extienden desde el Báltico hasta el Mar Negro, con la rápida ...

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LOS ANGELES — With coronavirus cases and related hospitalizations climbing nationwide, is California also headed for a fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic? The Midwest, New England and the New York areas have faced troubling rises in coronavirus cases, and some have expressed concern that Los Angeles County has previously been only a few weeks behind trends coming out of New York. In the last ...

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With coronavirus cases and related hospitalizations climbing nationwide, is California also headed for a fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic? The Midwest, New England and the New York areas have faced troubling rises in coronavirus cases, and some have expressed concern that Los Angeles County has previously been only a few weeks behind trends coming out of New York. In the last week, average ...

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For people who have bared their arms for a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine, the message from public health officials has been clear: Get the second shot if you want full protection. But an emerging body of evidence suggests that there may be an exception to that rule. If you've already battled a coronavirus infection,it's possible that one dose may suffice. "This has been rumored for a long time, ...

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India has prohibited exports of the drug remdesivir, used to treat COVID-19, as the country registered a record number of daily new coronavirus cases. The government took the step amid a sudden spike in demand for the injection, the health ministry said in a statement on Sunday, adding that “there is a potential of further increase in this demand in the coming days.” Seven Indian companies ...

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BALTIMORE — Maryland topped 1,500 new coronavirus cases again on Saturday, continuing to push its 2-week average in the wrong direction, Maryland health officials reported. The state reported 1,584 new cases, the second day in a row the number topped 1,500. Over the last two weeks, Maryland has averaged 1,324 new infections daily, the highest 14-day average since Feb. 11. The increase came ...

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BALTIMORE – While Maryland health officials reported a new vaccination milestone with more than 80,000 immunizations, the state also added 1,840 coronavirus cases Friday, the most since late January. Here’s a glimpse of the rest of the state’s coronavirus numbers: Cases The new daily tally brings to 423,663 the state’s pandemic case count. With more than 1,000 infections Friday, the state has ...

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(The Center Square) – Iowa, Florida, Wyoming, South Dakota and Texas have the least coronavirus restrictions and have fully reopened, according to a new analysis of state regulated coronavirus restrictions published by the personal finance site, WalletHub,

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WASHINGTON — Army scientists are testing whether their new COVID-19 vaccine candidate, which entered human trials this week, can serve as a universal booster shot for all other available coronavirus vaccines. Nearly 20% of Americans have already been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 using one of three authorized vaccines. But with public health experts and government officials anticipating ...