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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

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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.

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

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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.

Michigan Has More Than 5,000 Deaths Related To COVID-19

May 19, 2020
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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The number of Michigan deaths from COVID-19 has crossed 5,000. The state health department says the death toll rose by 102 to 5,017, although 43 of the newly recorded deaths could have occurred days or weeks ago. It can take time to match death certificates to confirmed cases. The number of new coronavirus infections rose less than 1% statewide to 52,350. More than 28,000 people have recovered since March. In southeastern Michigan, some Catholic churches opened their doors for public Mass for the first time in two months.

Indiana Reports 46 More Dead; Statewide Total Tops 1,700

May 16, 2020
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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (AP) — Indiana health officials say 46 more Indiana residents have died from coronavirus illnesses, putting the state's pandemic death toll from confirmed or presumed cases of coronavirus above 1,700. According to data from the Indiana State Department of Health, most of the newly confirmed deaths occurred Thursday and Friday. Statewide, 27,280 people in Indiana have tested positive for the coronavirus since the pandemic began. That includes 656 additional people whose testing results were confirmed Friday.

 

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — State health officials say an additional 27 people in Indiana have died with confirmed or probable coronavirus infections, pushing the state’s death toll to nearly 1,650. The Indiana State Department of Health recorded 26 newly confirmed COVID-19 deaths, along with one additional death considered coronavirus-related by doctors but without confirmation of the illness from test results.

Indiana Coronavirus Death Toll Grows Past 1,600 People

May 13, 2020
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's coronavirus death toll has grown past 1,600 people as state health officials have added 41 fatalities involving confirmed or probable infections to the tally. The latest state statistics list 1,482 confirmed COVID-19 deaths, along with 137 deaths considered coronavirus-related by doctors but without confirmation of the illness from test results. The state health department says more than two dozen additional testing sites opened Wednesday around Indiana as part of the state's expanded coronavirus testing program.

Michigan Reports Coronavirus Death Toll Reaches 4,551

May 10, 2020
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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan officials have reported 25 additional coronavirus-related deaths, increasing the state's outbreak death toll to 4,551 people. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services on Sunday also reported 382 more cases of COVID-19 infections been confirmed. That brings the statewide total to 47,138 people with confirmed coronavirus cases. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday extended Michigan's stay-at-home order through May 28, though manufacturers may go back to work Monday. Bars and restaurants have asked to be allowed to reopen May 29.

 

Indiana's Confirmed, Presumed Virus Death Toll Tops 1,500

May 10, 2020
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — State health officials say Indiana’s death toll from confirmed or presumed coronavirus illnesses has topped 1,500 people. The Indiana State Department of Health on Sunday reported 17 newly confirmed COVID-19 deaths that occurred between Wednesday and Saturday, along with one additional death considered coronavirus related by doctors but without confirmation of the illness from test results.

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NEW (Posted Apr. 15 at 5:10pm):

New information from the St. Joseph County Health Dept. indicates that as of today, the county’s total number of confirmed cases is at 294. County health officials are also confirming a sixth death related to COVID-19 infection. The patient, a female in her fifties, had several co-morbidities.

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St. Joseph County Health Department officials released new information Tuesday afternoon on the presence of COVID-19 in the county. A fifth person has died and there is an uptick in cases, higher than the county figures reported out by the IN State Dept. of Health Tuesday morning. 

Holcomb Announces 5-Stage Plan To Get Indiana "Back On Track" By July 4

Mar 29, 2020

BREAKING (Posted May 1 at 3:15pm):

Gov. Holcomb announced a complex plan for reopening the state.

Holcomb says parts of the state will reopen for business on Monday…with the goal of having the state fully open by July 4th.