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Hospitals At Highest Level Since April, Opioid Epidemic During Pandemic | Indiana Newsdesk

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The number of Hoosiers hospitalized with COVID-19 are at the highest level since April, but the governor says that’s no reason to reinstate restrictions. Instead, the state will be adding around 600 people to its centralized contact tracing center over the next two months.

Illegal drug use and overdoses began skyrocketing during the pandemic… and what could come next has public health experts worried. Ahead, we visit rural southern Indiana – an area hit hard by the state’s worst HIV epidemic five years ago – to see how the pandemic and lockdowns have impacted the opioid epidemic.

And a political expert joins us to talk about early voting, races to watch, and when we might get election results.

Those stories plus the latest news headlines from across the state right now on Indiana Newsdesk!

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