Rebecca Green

News Director

Rebecca manages the news at WBOI. She joined the staff in December 2017, and brought with her nearly two decades of experience in print journalism, including 15 years as an award-winning reporter for the Journal Gazette in Fort Wayne.

A South Bend native, she is a graduate of Taylor University and resident of northeast Indiana since the late 1990's. Rebecca has covered everything from homicides to hurricanes, and the small stories in between that make up the fabric of a community. She is passionate about the importance of local news in guarding a strong democracy, and tries to instill that belief in her students as an adjunct instructor of journalism at Huntington University. 

In her spare time, Rebecca trains and handles a human remains detection dog, Helo, as a volunteer with Indiana Search and Response Team, a search and rescue organization. 

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With 52 residents of northeast Indiana hospitalized due to COVID-19, the area hit its lowest rate for hospitalizations on Monday since last April.

 

According to the Indiana Department of Health, statewide hospitalizations are at their lowest since early July, with 635.

 

Two additional deaths were reported in the region due to COVID-19 on Monday, and an additional 62 cases were reported.

 

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Seven-day positivity rates for COVID-19 in northeast Indiana are at 4.5 percent on Friday. The rate statewide was down to 3.3 percent.

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Newly-diagnosed COVID-19 cases jumped up to over 900 statewide on Thursday, to 961, but the 7-day positivity rate declined a bit more to 3.4 percent.

 

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Noble County joined Kosciusko, LaGrange and Wabash counties across the state in attaining the safest level for COVID-19 community spread, going “blue” on the state’s coronavirus dashboard. 

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As Indiana opens up its vaccination program to those 55 and over, 7-day positivity rates for COVID-19 continue to decline around the state and northeast Indiana.  


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As Indiana vaccinated its 1 millionth resident, COVID-19 positivity rates around the region dropped to almost 5 percent for the past seven days. 

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In northeast Indiana, there have been about 36,727 residents over age 60 fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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Two more area counties are in the “blue” for COVID-19 spread, putting them in the “safest” designation according to the Indiana Department of Health.

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The 7-day COVID-19 positivity rate across northeast Indiana was down to 5.7 percent on Tuesday.

 

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Whitley and Huntington counties’ 7-day positivity rates are on the way down, according to the Indiana Department of Health.

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