The Indiana State Department of Health on Saturday reported 1,380 new COVID-19 cases, the fourth day in a row with more than 1,200 reported cases.
It is up to the state to get relief into the hands of those who need it most.
The seven-day moving average of positive cases in Indiana was 1,065 on Thursday, up from 1,049 on Wednesday and from 842 two weeks ago.
The measure, which heads to the governor, would prohibit state and local orders from restricting anyone’s ability to attend religious services during disaster emergencies.
Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said many Americans who are out of work will struggle to find new jobs because some industries will likely be smaller than they were before the pandemic. In other cases, employers are seeking to use technology instead of workers.
The state said more than 1.29 million Hoosiers have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. More than 1.89 million have received the first dose of a two-dose vaccination.
If you include supplemental federal programs that were established last year to help the unemployed endure the health crisis, a total of 18.2 million were receiving some form of jobless aid the week of March 20.
Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 jumped from 706 on Monday to 789 on Tuesday.
The European Medicines Agency described the clots as “very rare” side effects. It said most of the cases reported have occurred in women under 60 within two weeks of vaccination.
Under one proposal, county commissioners or city councils would be allowed to approve or reject restrictions called for by local health departments, if those restrictions were more stringent than the governor’s.
The state said more than 1.26 million Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Tuesday. More than 1.79 million had received the first dose of a two-dose vaccination.
A Marion County Public Health Department inspector found in August that St. Elmo Steak House had violated a public health order mandating closure of bar areas. The restaurant passed subsequent inspections in September and March.
Cases among those 20-39 years old increased 40% in the last two weeks, according to Micah Pollak, associate professor of economics at Indiana University Northwest.
A key mystery plumbed early-on by top scientists has been what type of virus the coronavirus will prove to be. So far, it looks more similar to influenza, which shape-shifts all the time and requires annual revaccination, than it does measles.
I can confidently say that bringing the buzz of college basketball back to our city was only possible through the everyone’s efforts to mask up, socially distance, and operate within the constructs of necessary public health orders. We must not let up now.
The most optimistic economists predict the nation could produce as many as 10 million more jobs this year and restore the labor market to its pre-pandemic level. Yet, even in normal times, it would be hard to regain all those jobs so quickly. And these aren’t normal times.
The Indiana State Department of Health on Sunday reported zero new deaths from COVID-19 in its daily report for the first time since mid-March 2020, in the opening week of the pandemic in Indiana.