115 new COVID-19 cases reported in Indiana, 2 new deaths

115 new COVID-19 cases reported in Indiana, 2 new deaths
. (Source: .)

INDIANA (WFIE) - The Indiana Department of Health has released new coronavirus numbers Wednesday.

The map shows 115 new cases, and two new deaths, bringing the totals to 477 positive cases, and 14 deaths.

The case that had been reported Tuesday in Warrick County was taken off the map. Local health officials said that was actually a case out of a different county.

Late Wednesday, local health officials confirmed two cases in Warrick County.

Governor Holcomb and state leaders gave another update Wednesday.

He said he spoke on the phone with Vice President Pence, who was calling to check in on the situation.

He also mentioned companies who are working to make masks to send them specifically to Evansville.

Gov. Holcomb’s stay home order is now in effect.

Hoosiers should remain in their homes except when they are at work or for permitted activities, such as taking care of others, obtaining necessary supplies, as well as for health and safety reasons.

Meanwhile, the Indiana State Department of Education (DOE) is teaming up with the Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) to encourage school corporations statewide to open schools on a limited basis to provide childcare to emergency workers, as well as others working to keep communities safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Our charge under the Governor is to expand that - making sure we are taking care of those who need childcare so they can operate for the essential needs of the state," Dr. Jennifer McCormick, Indiana’s Superintendent of Public Instruction said.

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

Copyright 2020 WFIE. All rights reserved.