(Indianapolis, IN) - Governor Eric Holcomb is appealing to Hoosiers to take coronavirus seriously. During a news conference Wednesday, Holcomb said the numbers statewide are getting worse, and nursing homes are starting to experience new outbreaks.
The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) will reportedly be delivering two million N-95 masks to facilities across the state, the most ever. ISDH also said reserve health care workers would be tapped into for the first time in two months because of staff members getting sick and having to quarantine.
ISDH reported Wednesday 1,766 new COVID-19 cases and 15 additional deaths. The seven-day positive rate of people tested statewide was 6.9%. Indiana remains in Stage 5 of its economic reopening plan.