While efforts to create a COVID-19 vaccine have garnered the most headlines, Eli Lilly and Co. turned its attention to another critical need—helping those who contract the disease get better.
Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 in Indiana dipped for the first time in almost two weeks, dropping from an all-time high of 3,384 on Wednesday to 3,287 on Thanksgiving.
Indiana on Thursday reported another 63 new deaths from COVID-19, the 31st time in 32 days that the daily report has included more than 25 additional deaths.
Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett and his wife, Steph, had close contact with a person last weekend who subsequently tested positive for COVID-19, according to the mayor’s office.
The Indiana State Department of Health on Wednesday reported 6,059 new COVID-19 cases, the 15th straight day that it has reported more than 5,000 new cases.
The pandemic played a major role in how people voted in the election, with 62% of the vote statewide coming through absentee ballots.
Indiana on Tuesday reported 5,702 additional COVID-19 cases, the 14th straight day that it has reported more than 5,000 new cases.
Indiana on Monday issued its weekly COVID-19 data for schools. The state said more than 1,755 schools have reported one or more cases, 220 schools have reported zero cases and 391 schools have provided no data.
More than 2 million people were screened at U.S. airports on Friday and Saturday, according to the Transportation Security Administration. Friday was only the second time since mid-March that daily airport screenings topped 1 million.
The Indiana State Department of Health on Sunday reported 6,255 new COVID-19 cases, the 12th straight day that the state has reported more than 5,000 new cases.
The state on Saturday reported 40 new COVID-19 deaths, raising the cumulative total during the pandemic to 4,992.
COVID-19 patients occupy nearly 42% of Indiana’s intensive care beds. The state said only 21.6% of its ICU beds are unoccupied.
Indiana’s unemployment rate has been doggedly retracing its steps in recent months from 16.9% in April, when the pandemic paralyzed sections of the economy.
The state reported 59 new COVID-19 deaths on Thursday, raising the cumulative total during the pandemic to 4,889. Newly reported deaths have reached or topped 25 in Indiana in 23 of the past 24 days.
Area homebuilders have made 7,181 single-family building permit filings through the first 10 months of 2020. That’s already more than they’ve filed in any full year since 2007.
The state reported 60 new deaths on Tuesday, raising the cumulative total during the pandemic to 4,830. Newly reported deaths have reached or topped 25 in Indiana in 22 of the past 23 days.
The median home price in the area reached $221,000, up 15.1% from a year ago when the median price was $192,000.
The Muncie native, who plans to join an Indianapolis-area law firm, won praise from both Democrats and Republicans for his service.
Gov. Eric Holcomb and his wife are “considered close contacts” and will be tested later this week, his office said.
SmarterHQ, a fast-growing Indianapolis-based marketing software firm that has raised more than $42 million in venture capital since its founding in 2010, has been acquired.