Indiana announces 106 more positive cases of COVID-19

Indiana announces 106 more positive cases of COVID-19
(Source: cdc)

INDIANA (WFIE) - The Indiana Department of Health website shows an increase in the number of positive coronavirus cases.

It’s up to 365 Tuesday, over the 259 cases reported Monday.

The map shows the number of deaths is now at 12, up from seven Monday.

Governor Holcomb gave an update Tuesday afternoon.

In our area of Indiana we have cases in the following counties:

Dubois County - 1

Vanderburgh County - 1

Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb delivered a statewide address Monday to order that Hoosiers remain in their homes except when they are at work or for permitted activities, such as taking care of others, obtaining necessary supplies, and for health and safety.

The order is in effect from March 24 at 11:59 p.m. ET. to April 7.

Indiana officials are making announcements that protect the homeless population.

Indiana Department of Family and Social Services Secretary Dr. Jennifer Sullivan says her department along with other organizations have secured a place for the homeless to self-isolate during the pandemic.

“We plan to accept the first individuals within the next few days," Dr. Sullivan said. "We will also work with additional communities to replicate this throughout the state of Indiana.”

State health officials also announced they’ve requested the rest of the personal protective equipment owned to Indiana, currently in the national stockpile.

Click here for answers to frequently asked questions regarding the stay-at-home order.

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