coronavirus response

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Indiana’s breakthrough cases – COVID-19 infections in people who are fully vaccinated – are rising. But experts say while the increase in cases is concerning, it doesn’t show a lack of protection from vaccines. 

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The Indiana Department of Health reported more than 5,000 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, crossing yet another milestone in its late summer surge. 

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Following President Joe Biden’s announcement that nursing home workers will be required to get vaccinated, some fear it will cause staff to leave the already understaffed industry. According to the state's vaccine dashboard, only about half of Indiana’s long-term care workers are currently vaccinated.

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Northeast Indiana has less than 10 percent of its ICU capacity left as of Wednesday due to the continued spread of COVID-19 in the region.

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As COVID-19 cases climb amid the rapidly spreading delta variant, overburdened health care workers and short-staffed hospitals are experiencing the effects of the latest surge.

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Area health commissioners and health departments urged area residents to seek out a vaccine and mask up regardless of status as COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the area.

 

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Despite COVID-19 case numbers rising in Northeast Indiana amid the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant, many colleges and universities have opted not to mandate the COVID-19 vaccine for students or staff.

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Just more than half of eligible Hoosiers 12 and over are fully vaccinated so far. The Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s Wellness Council of Indiana launched a campaign Monday to recognize employers that encourage their workers to get vaccinated.

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Hoosier classrooms are now reporting thousands of new COVID-19 cases, setting a pandemic record. 

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