COVID-19 pandemic

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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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The Indiana Department of Health reported 168 additional confirmed deaths over the last week. That brings the state’s total to 12,310 confirmed deaths. The state also reported more than 5,500 new cases in the last week.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued new guidance for vaccinated people, giving the green light to resume some pre-pandemic activities and relax precautions that have been in place.

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The Indianapolis Motor Speedway opened the state’s first mass vaccination site Friday. Gov. Eric Holcomb and other state officials received their COVID-19 vaccine. 

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The Senate approved President Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief plan Saturday, securing additional aid for American families, workers and businesses — and a legislative victory for the Biden administration.

After more than 24 hours of debate, the evenly divided Senate voted 50-49 to approve the measure. Republican Sen. Dan Sullivan of Alaska was absent because he was in Alaska for a family funeral.

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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.

As the newest coronavirus vaccine makes its debut, the American public has a new set of deliberations before walking into their vaccine clinic — go with the new arrival or stick with the two vaccines that have already gone into the arms of more than 50 million Americans?

The Johnson & Johnson vaccine has a few distinct advantages: only one shot is required and it can hold up in a refrigerator for several months.

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President Joe Biden has opened up federal COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to K-12 teachers and child care workers, with many in Indiana already making plans to get their shot at federal pharmacy program sites.

Hiring picked up steam in February as a winter wave of coronavirus infections eased and consumers spent more freely.

U.S. employers added 379,000 jobs in February, while the unemployment rate dipped to 6.2%.

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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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