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Michigan Announces New Guidelines For Youth Sports As COVID-19 Cases Trend Upward

Mar 19, 2021
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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan is easing outdoor stadium capacity restrictions before baseball's Opening Day but ordering weekly testing of teen athletes amid a climbing coronavirus case rate that ranks fourth nationally over the past week. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Friday that, for now, she does not plan to tighten COVID-19 restrictions — noting ongoing vaccinations while also citing concerns about variants that more easily spread. Under a revised health order that starts Monday, outdoor arenas — including the Detroit Tigers’ Comerica Park — can seat 20% of their capacity. Starting April 2, athletes ages 13 to 19 must participate in a weekly testing program.

Michigan COVID-19 Cases Trending Up

Mar 18, 2021
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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan had the country’s fifth-highest rate of new COVID-19 cases in the last week and is among 14 states where infections rose over the past two weeks. It's a trend state health officials say is potentially tied to the increasing prevalence of a more contagious coronavirus variant. One in every 602 people was diagnosed in the past week. Michigan had the country’s 10th-highest per-capita case rate over the last 14 days.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana health officials are reporting fewer new coronavirus cases and the lowest number of related hospitalizations since early November as the state’s downward trend that began late last year continued. The Indiana State Department of Health said Monday an additional 2,210 Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19, down from the 2,565 new cases reported Sunday. Another 12 people have died from COVID-19, raising Indiana’s pandemic toll to 9,728, including both confirmed and presumed infections.

State Scientist: Michigan Virus Numbers Looking Better

Dec 23, 2020
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A state scientist says Michigan's rate of new COVID-19 cases has been dropping for more than 29 days. The state last week reported its lowest weekly new case total — 28,072 — since the end of October. The state reported a record total — 50,892 — during Nov. 15-21. Sarah Lyon-Callo, head of the epidemiology bureau, says social distancing will be important during the holiday season. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's health department imposed a ban on indoor restaurant dining, in-person high school classes and other business restrictions. The dining ban remains in place through Jan. 15.

 

Today the Elkhart County Health Department issued an update on the county's COVID-19 status. 

(Lauren Chapman/IPB News)

Indiana surpassed 400,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases, reporting more than half of its total in a little over a month. The state’s current surge places it third worst in the U.S.

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NEW (Dec. 2):

The Indiana State Dept. of Health updated its county-by-county COVID-19 map Wednesday. The latest changes show that Elkhart County is no longer in the "red" category. LaGrange County still remains in the red. Overall, 16 counties are now in the red. That number is down from last week. The newest data shows that statewide hospitalizations are at an all-time high.   Nearly all of Indiana remains in the greatest-risk categories for coronavirus spread in an update that also shows a new high for average daily COVID-19 deaths for the state.  Health officials on Wednesday added 91 confirmed recent COVID-19 deaths.  The state’s seven-day rolling average of COVID-19 deaths has now reached 60 per day.

Indiana COVID-19 Hospitalizations At New Record High

Nov 16, 2020
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — State health officials say Indiana's hospitals were treating the largest number of COVID-19 patients since the state began releasing public reports on coronavirus hospitalizations last spring. The Indiana State Department of Health says the state had 2,768 coronavirus hospitalizations as of Sunday, a number that surpasses the previous peak of 2,634 COVID-19 hospitalizations reported on Friday.

(Lauren Chapman/IPB News)

The Indiana State Department of Health reported 277 additional confirmed deaths over the last week, bringing the state’s total to 4,660 – the largest reported in a single week since early May. 

UPDATE: On Sunday Indiana Reports Nearly 7,000 New COVID-19 Cases, 22 Deaths

Nov 12, 2020
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NEW (Nov. 15):

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Public health officials have reported another 6,844 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Indiana and 22 additional deaths. The Indiana State Department of Health on Sunday reported 53,776 administered tests with an 11.3% average positive test rate over seven days. Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been 251,597 confirmed cases in Indiana and 4,660 deaths. Starting Sunday, most of the state will fall under a new governor’s order reinstating limits on crowd sizes after weeks of steep increases in coronavirus-related deaths and hospitalizations. 

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Indiana's State Dept. of Health just released new COVID-19 data and LaGrange County is now in red on the county-by-county coronavirus dashboard. The county has a 7-day positivity rate over 20%. 

 LaGrange County is one of nine Hoosier counties now in the red. That is the most counties to be given that designation since the state started its color coding system.  This comes as the state has hit yet another new all time high in cases, with 5,156 new cases reported yesterday. In the WVPE listening area, Starke, Kosciusko and Marshall counties reported new record high numbers of cases yesterday.  

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Sunday, Nov. 8, the Indiana State Dept. of Health issued new COVID-19 data. It shows that on Saturday, Nov. 7th St. Joseph County hit a new all-time high in COVID-19 cases with 300 cases reported. Hospitalizations in District 2, which covers most of the Indiana counties in the WVPE listening area, are at record high numbers of COVID-19 patients. As of Saturday, 283 coronavirus patients are being treated as inpatients.

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Indiana's updated COVID-19 dashboard shows every county in the WVPE listening area but one now in orange which means medium to high community spread of the virus is going on. Marshall County is the only county in our area that is still in the yellow category.

The new data released today reflects data from yesterday, Election Day 2020. On that day the state reported a new record high in cases - 3,756 cases and 25 new deaths.   Hospitalizations statewide are at an all-time high, with 1,897 patients being treated. 

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NEW (Nov. 2): 

Indiana as a whole reported 3,080 new cases Sunday. That means the state as a whole has seen 3,000+ new daily cases in the last 4 out of 5 days for which data is available.

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan reported a single-day record of new confirmed coronavirus cases Saturday: 3,792. The state health department also said there were 31 additional deaths, including 20 that could have occurred days or weeks ago. They turned up in a records review. The number of people confirmed to have been infected since March stands at nearly 179,000. More than 121,000 have recovered. There have been at least 7,340 deaths related to COVID-19.

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Based on newly released data from the Indiana State Dept. of Health, LaPorte County saw its highest number of new daily COVID-19 cases yesterday. 74 new cases were reported on Oct. 29. That surpasses the county's previous daily high for new cases that was recorded in mid-April in association with an outbreak of the virus at the Westville Correctional Facility. LaPorte County is currently in the "orange" category on the state's COVID-19 map, indicating there is medium to high community spread going on. 

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Kosciusko County hit a new daily all-time high in COVID-19 cases on October 26th with 91 cases being reported. Previously, the daily high for Kosciusko County had been 58 cases reported on Oct. 23rd. Kosciusko County is already in the “orange” category on the Indiana State Dept. of Health COVID-19 map. The orange designation means there is medium to high community spread occurring.  

(Justin Hicks/IPB News)

The Indiana State Department of Health reported 190 additional confirmed deaths over the last week, bringing the state’s total to 3,894 – the largest reported in a single week since late May. 

(Lauren Chapman/IPB News)

The Indiana State Department of Health reported 69 additional confirmed deaths over the last week, bringing the state’s total to 3,072. The state announced more than 93,000 total confirmed cases – including two days with more than 1,000 reported cases – and more than 1,065,000 Hoosiers tested.

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On August 24th, St. Joseph County recorded 154 new COVID-19 cases. This is the second highest daily case count for the county, surpassed only by Aug. 20th when 177 new cases were recorded. This spike in numbers is a result of the testing at Notre Dame now being reflected in the state data. The spike to some extent syncs up with the timing of when ND moved to online instruction due to the coronavirus outbreaks within the university community. 

Screenshot from livestreamed announcement on YouTube

NEW: 

During a livestreamed address to the university, today Notre Dame's President, Father John Jenkins, announced that for the next two weeks the university will move undergraduate classes to remote instruction and close public spaces on campus. Residence halls will be restricted to those who live there only.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — State health officials have added 18 more coronavirus-related deaths to Indiana's pandemic total as the state also reported a sharp increase in the number of people hospitalized with the respiratory infection caused by the virus. Indiana hospitals had 907 patients with COVID-19 as of Monday, a jump of 72 from a day earlier and the most since early June. Those Indiana hospitalizations have grown by about 50% since late June. Gov. Eric Holcomb cited that trend when he announced a statewide face mask mandate that took effect Monday.

Michigan's Daily Virus Cases Top 600; Highest Since May

Jul 9, 2020
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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s new coronavirus infections topped 600 Wednesday, the highest daily number since late May. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has warned that restrictions are possible if cases heat up. Whitmer plans to speak to reporters Thursday. The state reported 610 new cases and 10 additional deaths. It had 607 new cases on May 29 and 659 back on May 20. Since March, the state has reported more than 67,000 confirmed cases and 6,015 COVID-19 deaths. Tens of thousands of people have recovered.

Treva Steele visited her father every day after he moved to Greenwood Healthcare Center in Greenwood, Indiana, in February. Joe Barton, who was 73, was recovering from open heart surgery and on a ventilator.   

On one of her visits, Steele walked into his room and saw him gasping for air. Soon, staff were performing CPR.  

“He was basically dying in the bed in front of me,” Steele says.

Courtesy of Lenore Williams

This is part of Essential Voices, a series of interviews with people confronting COVID-19.

(Lauren Chapman/IPB News)

A total of 2,022 Hoosiers have died from COVID-19, one month after Indiana began reopening businesses. State officials say their analysis of the data still supports reopening. 

Michigan: Over 1,200 Nursing Home Residents Dead From Virus

May 28, 2020
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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The state of Michigan says at least 1,216 residents of nursing homes have died from coronavirus-related complications, nearly a quarter of all COVID-19 deaths. The updated figure was released by the state health department at a legislative hearing this week. Director Robert Gordon says the number is incomplete because 13% of facilities aren't reporting to the state — including homes in the hard-hit metro Detroit area. Gordon says health departments in Wayne and Oakland counties show 400 more deaths not reflected in the state's data.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — State health officials say 21 more Hoosiers have died from COVID-19 while another 370 people have been diagnosed with the respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus. The 18 additional confirmed deaths reported Wednesday by the Indiana State Department of Health occurred between May 20 and Tuesday, bringing the number of Hoosiers confirmed to have died from COVID-19 to 1,871. Another 159 people have died from probable infections of COVID-19, raising Indiana’s confirmed or presumed deaths to 2,030 since the state recorded its first death on March 15.

Indiana's Confirmed, Presumed COVID-19 Deaths Pass 2,000

May 26, 2020
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — State health officials say another 18 Hoosiers have died from COVID-19, raising Indiana’s confirmed or presumed fatalities from the respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus to more than 2,000. The 18 additional confirmed deaths reported Tuesday by the Indiana State Department of Health occurred between Friday and Monday, and bring to 1,850 the number of Hoosiers confirmed to have died from COVID-19.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — State health officials say Indiana’s total number of deaths among people with confirmed or presumed coronavirus infections has topped 1,900. The state’s 48 new confirmed COVID-19 deaths occurred as far back as May 2, increasing the total number of such deaths to 1,764. Officials also added one death for a total 149 people who have died from probable infections of COVID-19. Gov.

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