NEW (Nov. 22):
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana has reported 6,255 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 48 additional deaths. The Indiana Department of Public Health announced Sunday that there have been 295,357 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began. The death toll is 5,040. Nearly 4 million tests have been administered in the state. Gov. Eric Holcomb reinstated crowd limits last week and has appealed for people to abide by the statewide mask mandate as steep increases in COVID-19 patients are straining hospitals around the state.
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Data released Saturday by the Indiana State Dept. of Health shows ICU bed availability in District 2 (which includes most of the counties in the WVPE listening area) is down to 13.4%.
Hospitalizations for District 2 are at a new all time high as of the latest stats released. 369 COVID-19 patients are being treated in area hospitals right now.