coronavirus response

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Several major companies in Indiana including Eli Lilly, Anthem and Roche Diagnostics said they will require COVID-19 vaccines for their employees. But many other Hoosier businesses say the Biden administration’s proposed mandate to require vaccines or weekly testing goes too far. 

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It’s now up to Indiana courts to decide whether a new emergency powers law is unconstitutional. Attorneys for Gov. Eric Holcomb and the General Assembly faced off in court Friday to make their arguments.

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Indiana is hiring a new company to help increase COVID-19 testing across the state.

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Gov. Eric Holcomb said President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate is a “bridge too far.”

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Northeast Indiana has less than 8 percent of its ICU capacity remaining as hospitalizations and deaths rise following the surge in COVID-19 infections.

 

Seven new deaths were reported in the area, including two in Allen County. Nearly 700 new cases were reported throughout the region, and all counties reported at least 20 new cases.

 

DeKalb, Kosciusko and Noble counties all reported more than 50 new cases on Thursday.

 

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  President Biden is set to outline a new "six-pronged" strategy to combat rising coronavirus cases across the country. His remarks come as a surge of new COVID-19 cases has led to rising numbers of hospitalizations and deaths in many states.

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Ten new COVID-19 deaths were reported Wednesday in northeast Indiana, among 86 reported statewide.

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Following an hour of public comment, the East Allen County Schools Board voted against requiring masks for students and staff in buildings.

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There is less than 10 percent of the area’s ICU capacity remaining due to the ongoing surge in COVID-19 patients.

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  A study published by Regenstrief Institute in Indianapolis shows that Black and rural communities were disproportionately affected by the pandemic

The study is largest of its kind, taking data from 1.8 million Hoosiers tested for COVID-19 between March 2020 and December 2020.  

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