The Indiana State Department of Health reported 108 additional deaths from COVID-19 on Friday, the fourth daily report in a row with more than 100 deaths.
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Indiana health leaders warn omicron will push COVID-19 cases higher over next 2 months
The warnings came shortly before the Indiana State Department of Health issued its latest COVID report, which showed 7,967 new cases of the virus—the highest number of cases in the daily report in more than a year.Read More
Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 have fallen 16.8% since reaching a pandemic high of 3,519 on Jan. 13.
The mandate affects a wide swath of the health care industry, covering doctors, nurses, technicians, aides and even volunteers at hospitals, nursing homes, home-health agencies and other providers that participate in the federal Medicare or Medicaid programs.
The state said 87.8% of COVID test samples checked for their variant strain in January have been the Omicron variant while 12% were the Delta variant.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration confirmed the withdrawal Tuesday. But the agency said it still strongly encourages workers to get vaccinated.
Just 40% of fully vaccinated Americans have received a booster dose, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And the average number of booster shots dispensed per day in the U.S. has plummeted.
Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19, which had fallen for four days in a row, rose to 3,204 on Monday, up from 3,137 the previous day.
The new U.S. study will include up to 1,420 volunteers ages 18 to 55 to test the updated omicron-based shots for use as a booster or for primary vaccinations.
One influential model projects that nearly all nations will be past the omicron wave by mid-March. Others predict a strong decline in U.S. infections by April, unless a new variant emerges that can sidestep the growing levels of immunity.
The study found vaccine effectiveness was best after three doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines in preventing COVID-19-associated emergency department and urgent care visits.
COVID-19-related hospitalizations rose from 3,492 on Tuesday to 3,506 on Wednesday, the second-highest mark of all time.
The executive committee of the courts issued an executive order Thursday, continuing all jury trials until after Jan. 28.
Between Dec. 29 and Jan. 10, approximately 8.8 million workers reported not working because they were sick with the coronavirus or caring for someone who was, according to data from the Census Bureau.
Every county in Indiana was colored red on Wednesday on the state’s advisory-level map. Red is the highest level on the four-color map.
The White House also announced Wednesday that it will begin making 400 million N95 masks available for free at pharmacies and community health centers.
Case counts fueled by the highly contagious variant have started to level off in some parts of the country hit early by the latest wave, but the entire country is not moving at the same pace.
At points Tuesday, more than 750,000 people were accessing the website at the same time, according to public government tracking data, but it was not immediately known how many orders were placed.
COVID-19-related hospitalizations rose from 3,363 on Sunday to 3,460 on Monday.