INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis will wait another week before following state’s lead in lifting more coronavirus restrictions on businesses. The mayor says the city will keep current limits in place until June 19, while a new statewide order from Gov. Eric Holcomb that takes effect Friday will allow movie theaters and bars to reopen and greater number of customers at restaurants and retail stores. Indianapolis has been easing restrictions more slowly than most of the rest of the state, citing a higher concentration of COVID-19 infections and the city’s greater population density.
The Indiana State Department of Health reported 40 additional confirmed deaths since Tuesday, bringing the state’s total to 2,198. The state announced more than 38,000 total confirmed cases, with more than 327,000 Hoosiers tested.