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Northeast Indiana has its lowest number of COVID-19 hospitalizations since late August, with 208.


State Health Commissioner Dr. Kris Box is urging pregnant people to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Box said she’s worried about the increasingly apparent harm the virus can pose to them and their babies.

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State health officials say there are positive signs that Indiana may be emerging from the surge of COVID-19 cases it’s experienced the last couple months. But they still urge caution, as the health care system continues to be strained.

Members of the Oregon National Guard learn room cleaning protocols from a nursing assistant at Mercy Medical Center in Roseburg, Ore. in August 2021 as part of an effort to help Oregon hospitals due to reported increased COVID cases and staff shortages.Credit Oregon National Guard / FlickrEdit | Remove

Indiana National Guard members are assisting three hospitals as increased COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths stretch the capacity of overworked and understaffed hospitals even thinner.

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Indiana has added 1,000 new confirmed COVID-19 deaths to its total in just four weeks, pushing the state past another grim milestone: 15,000 dead. A larger share of younger Hoosiers are dying from COVID-19.

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The Indiana House dismissed an attempt by one lawmaker this week to ban any COVID-19 vaccine mandates in the state. But that likely won’t be the last time this issue comes up in the General Assembly.

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The Indiana Department of Health announced Friday Pfizer booster shots of the COVID-19 vaccine are now available for certain groups of Hoosiers. 

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DeKalb County is opening up two remote testing and vaccination sites in Auburn next week in response to the ongoing surge in COVID-19 cases in northeast Indiana.

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Ten new COVID-19 deaths were reported in northeast Indiana on Wednesday, with six in Allen County.

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Eight new COVID-19 deaths were reported in northeast Indiana on Tuesday, including three in Allen County.