The state’s positivity rate has risen to 10.8%, marking Indiana’s worst surge of COVID-19 since last winter, said state health commissioner Dr. Kristina Box during a news conference Friday. The positivity rate was just over 2% at the end of June.
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The 15-member Governor's Public Health Commission, established in an executive order issued by Gov. Eric Holcomb, was announced Wednesday.
Indiana ranks 41st of the 50 states according to percentage of total population that has been fully vaccinated, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data.
Goodin says the county could be left paying the medical bills for a number of HIV-positive inmates.
The state said there are more vaccines available than people wanting to get the shot.
A half dozen top Holcomb staffers told a state Senate committee the governor’s capacity to quickly address emergencies has been critical to the state's response,
The state will now more closely follow CDC recommendations rather than the strategy it has taken since the beginning of the pandemic.
Box said the error won't change how many cases have been reported since the start of the pandemic.
Indiana is launching a color-coded map on the state's COVID-19 website to help provide guidance to individual counties during the pandemic.
A two-week addition means Hoosiers would be required to stay in their homes and avoid nonessential travel until at least April 20.