On March 6, the Indiana State Department of Health confirmed the first case of COVID-19 in Indiana. Shortly after on March 16, the Indiana State Department of Health confirmed the first death caused by COVID-19 in Indiana.
Since the first case, more information and testing as become available in Indiana. As of July 1, Indiana has had a total of 45,952 positive cases, 2,456 deaths, and 489, 716 have been tested.
Below are the latest updates on the virus in Indiana.
1. 2,456 People have died from COVID-19 in Indiana
The latest #COVID19 case information for #Indiana is now available on the ISDH website.— Indiana Department of Health (@StateHealthIN) July 1, 2020
Here are the updated numbers:
🔹 Total positive cases: 45,952
🔹 Total deaths: 2,456
🔹 Tests reported to ISDH: 489,716
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2. The state is offering 24/7 support for those who are struggling with their mental health during this time
Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations like #COVID19. You may feel anxiousness, anger, sadness, or overwhelmed.— Indiana Department of Health (@StateHealthIN) June 30, 2020
If you or a loved one is feeling overwhelmed, get support 24/7 at the phone numbers below.
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Hoosiers’ mental health is very important especially during these unforeseen times.
3. Marion County public school announced students will return to class on scheduled date
Marion County Public Schools announced that students would be returning to school at the regularly scheduled date. They will offer options for families who are unable or uncomfortable with sending their child back into schools.
4. Masks are still recommended when leaving your home. Here is how to properly wear a mask.
In case you have forgotten, masks are still recommended when out in public.— Indiana Department of Health (@StateHealthIN) June 22, 2020
How to wear a mask:
1️⃣ Wash your hands
2️⃣ Secure the mask behind your ears
3️⃣ Make sure the mask covers your mouth and nose
4️⃣ Pinch down the nose to make it snug
❌ Don't touch the front of your mask! pic.twitter.com/LsfGzarT8M
To slow down the spread of the virus, the Indiana State Department of Health recommends wearing a masks when leaving your home.
5. We transitioned into Stage 4 of the reopen plan.
Stage four of the reopen plan began on June 12 and will last until July 3.