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Update: Reported Indiana Coronavirus Deaths Up 12 Since Sunday

This page will be continually updated with new information, coverage and resources about the new coronavirus in Indiana. 

The most up-to-date information and news is at the top of the page. Scroll down for older information.

  • As of Monday, April 6 at 10:30 a.m., the ISDH says 4,944 people in Indiana have tested positive for the new coronavirus and 139 have died from COVID-19. There are 51 reported positive cases in Monroe County.
  • The CDC advises people to stay home and limit contact with others if they think they might be mildly sick with the virus. If symptoms become more severe, call ahead before entering a healthcare facility. If you have a medical emergency, call 911. 
  • ISDH advises people to call the ISDH Epidemiology Resource Center at (317) 233-7125, or (317) 233-1325 after hours. You can also e-mail epiresource@isdh.in.gov if you experience symptoms like fever, cough and shortness of breath and have a recent history of travel or contact with someone suspected of having COVID-19.

MONDAY, April 6

10:30 a.m.

New numbers from the Indiana State Department of Health Monday show almost 5,000 positive cases of the new coronavirus in the Hoosier state.

As of Monday morning, there are 4,944 confirmed positive cases and 139 reported deaths, up from 127 deaths Sunday.

ISDH says there are now 51 Monroe County residents who have tested positive for the virus — and 371 residents who have been tested in total. No coronavirus deaths have been reported by the state in Monroe County.

ISDH says it has tested 26,191 people so far. That number includes tests run by the state, the Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, and some private laboratories. ISDH says the "number of tests is provisional and reflects only those reported to ISDH. Numbers should not be characterized as a comprehensive total."

Brown County, which has just seven confirmed cases and no deaths, is stepping up restrictions on travel as local officials seek to discourage out-of-town visitors from overwhelming its businesses. 

SUNDAY, April 5

10:30 a.m.

The number of Indiana residents who have died from coronavirus complications has reached 127, according to new data from the Indiana State Department of Health. That's up 11 from yesterday's numbers.

Sunday's numbers show 4,411 confirmed positive cases, up nearly 500 from yesterday.

ISDH says there are now 48 Monroe County residents who have tested positive for the virus — and 330 residents who have been tested in total. No coronavirus deaths have been reported by the state in Monroe County.

ISDH says it has tested 22,652 people so far. That number includes tests run by the state, the Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, and some private laboratories. ISDH says the "number of tests is provisional and reflects only those reported to ISDH. Numbers should not be characterized as a comprehensive total."

More than half of the state's positive cases are people age 50 and older. 

Gov. Eric Holcomb signed an executive order Friday extending the state’s “Stay-At-Home” order through April 20 in an effort to slow the spread of the virus.

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SATURDAY, April 4

10:00 a.m.

The number of Indiana residents who have died from coronavirus complications has reached 116, according to new data from the Indiana State Department of Health.

Saturday's numbers show 3,953 confirmed positive cases, up more than 500 from yesterday.

ISDH says there are now 45 Monroe County residents who have tested positive for the virus — and 302 residents who have been tested in total. No coronavirus deaths have been reported by the state in Monroe County.

ISDH says it has tested 19,800 people so far, about 3,000 more than yesterday. That number includes tests run by the state, the Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, and some private laboratories. ISDH says the "number of tests is provisional and reflects only those reported to ISDH. Numbers should not be characterized as a comprehensive total."

More than half of the state's positive cases are people age 50 and older. 

Gov. Eric Holcomb signed an executive order yesterday extending the state’s “Stay-At-Home” order through April 20 in an effort to slow the spread of the virus.

FRIDAY, APRIL 3

10:00 a.m.

The number of Indiana residents who have died from coronavirus complications has surpassed 100, according to new data from the Indiana State Department of Health.

Friday's numbers show 3,437 confirmed positive cases and 102 deaths in the Hoosier state.

ISDH says there are now 40 Monroe County residents who have tested positive for the virus — and 274 residents who have been tested in total. No coronavirus deaths have been reported by the state in Monroe County.

ISDH says it has tested 16,900 people so far — that number includes tests run by the state, the Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, and some private laboratories. ISDH says the "number of tests is provisional and reflects only those reported to ISDH. Numbers should not be characterized as a comprehensive total."

9:45 a.m.

The City of Bloomington announced this morning that a second city employee has tested positive for the new coronavirus.

The employee is a member of the Parks and Recreation Department and was placed on leave March 30 after displaying symptoms consistent with the virus and being tested. The positive result was returned Friday.

The city says it is using ISDH and CDC protocols to identify and notify anyone with whom the employee may recently have had contact.

The first city employee known to have contracted the virus is a member of the Bloomington Fire Department. 

THURSDAY, APRIL 2

10:00 a.m.

There are now more than 3,000 confirmed positive cases of the new coronavirus in Indiana, according to new numbers from the Indiana State Department of Health. 

Thursday's coronavirus report from the ISDH shows 3,039 positive cases and 78 reported deaths. 

According to the state, there are now 36 Monroe County residents who are confirmed to have the virus. None have died thus far.

ISDH says it has tested 16,285 people so far — that number includes tests run by the state, the Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, and some private laboratories. ISDH says the "number of tests is provisional and reflects only those reported to ISDH. Numbers should not be characterized as a comprehensive total."

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1

11:00 a.m.

The Indiana National Guard announced it is deploying members in coordination with food banks across the state to help distribute food to those in need.

A news release from Feeding Indiana's Hungry Executive Direction Emily Weikert Bryant says Indiana National Guard members will assist with feeding seniors, families and displaced workers in all 92 counties. 

“Food bank staff have been working long hours for weeks to better serve our clients and are fatigued,” said Bryant. “Many volunteers, who are the heart of what we do, are unable to assist because they are at risk or concerned for what their exposure might mean for their families."

Hoosiers needing food assistance can access the state's Family and Social Services Administration's food assistance availability map here.

10:00 a.m.

Wednesday numbers from the Indiana State Department of Health show more than 400 new confirmed positive cases of the coronavirus, bringing the state's total to 2,565 state-confirmed cases.

The death count has risen by 16. Sixty-five people in the state are now confirmed to have died from COVID-19 complications. But that number doesn't include the death of a Monroe County man last month who was suspected to have the virus -- county officials say the state denied a request to test his remains.

There are currently 33 confirmed cases of the virus in Monroe County residents, with no deaths reported by the state so far.

ISDH says it has tested 14,375 people so far — that number includes tests run by the state, the Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, and some private laboratories. ISDH says the "number of tests is provisional and reflects only those reported to ISDH. Numbers should not be characterized as a comprehensive total."

TUESDAY, MARCH 31

10:00 a.m.

The Indiana State Department of Health says there are now more than 2,000 confirmed positive cases of the novel coronavirus in Indiana.

New numbers released Tuesday morning show 2,159 confirmed positive cases and 49 deaths across the state. That's 14 more COVID-19 deaths since yesterday.

There are currently 30 confirmed positive cases among Monroe County residents. No deaths have been reported so far.

ISDH says it has tested 13,373 people so far — that number includes tests run by the state, the Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, and some private laboratories. ISDH says the "number of tests is provisional and reflects only those reported to ISDH. Numbers should not be characterized as a comprehensive total."

On Monday, state officials said there are 1,940 ICU beds and 1,177 ventilators in Indiana, numbers which they hope to double in the coming months as coronavirus cases increase.

MONDAY, MARCH 30

10:00 a.m.

There are 272 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 today in Indiana, according to the Indiana State Department of Health.

The ISDH is also reporting three more deaths, bringing Indiana's coronavirus death toll to 35.

ISDH says it has tested 11,658 people so far — that number includes tests run by the state, the Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, and some private laboratories. ISDH says the "number of tests is provisional and reflects only those reported to ISDH. Numbers should not be characterized as a comprehensive total."

SUNDAY, MARCH 29

10:00 a.m.

The Indiana State Department of Health released new confirmed cases of the coronavirus this morning.

The ISDH is reporting one new death from COVID-19 and 282 new state-confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus.

There are now 1,514 confirmed positive cases and 32 deaths across the state.

There are 22 confirmed positive cases in Monroe County - that's six more than Saturday, and up from just eight positive cases in the county on Friday.

The Monroe Co. Health Administrator issued a statement yesterday asking Hoosiers to follow the Governor's order and stay at home. 

Nearly half of all positive cases are in Marion County. The reports 676 positive cases in Marion County.

All but 13 counties have at least one case of the virus. The counties that have no confirmed cases are all rural areas. 

State Health Commissioner Kris Box said on Friday the peak of Indiana’s COVID-19 infections is still more than two weeks away. She says it’s difficult to tell how many Hoosiers may become infected with the novel coronavirus.

ISDH is now sharing demographic data about positive cases. More females than males have tested positive. Most positive cases are among those ages 50-69.

ISDH says it has tested 8,407 people so far — that number includes tests run by the state, the Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, and some private laboratories. ISDH says the "number of tests is provisional and reflects only those reported to ISDH. Numbers should not be characterized as a comprehensive total."

SATURDAY, MARCH 28

10:00 a.m.

The Indiana State Department of Health's new coronavirus numbers show seven new COVID-19 deaths and 251 new state-confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus.

There are now 1,231 confirmed positive cases and 31 deaths across the state. The number of positive cases in Monroe County doubled since Friday. There are 16 confirmed positive cases, up from eight Friday.

Nearly half of all positive cases are in Marion County. The reports 584 positive cases in Marion County.

State Health Commissioner Kris Box said on Friday the peak of Indiana’s COVID-19 infections is still more than two weeks away. She says it’s difficult to tell how many Hoosiers may become infected with the novel coronavirus.

ISDH is now sharing demographic data about positive cases. Slightly more females than males have tested positive. Most positive cases are among those ages 50-69.

ISDH says it has tested 8,407 people so far — that number includes tests run by the state, the Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, and some private laboratories. ISDH says the "number of tests is provisional and reflects only those reported to ISDH. Numbers should not be characterized as a comprehensive total."

FRIDAY, MARCH 27

7:30 p.m.

Bloomington Transit plans to continue operating on the spring break schedule next week due to the Governor's Stay At Home mandate. Free fares on all fixed routes is still in effect. Passengers should board through the rear doors. The downtown transit center is closed to the public.

11:15 a.m.

Monroe County Community School Corp. officials are reducing its number of home instruction days per school week to four. 

An email from the district says it will use one of its 20 state-allotted waiver days each Friday as well as whenever its "technology as a corporation does not function." It says Fridays will be meant for students to "continue their learning, catch up or review with no additional instruction."

10:00 a.m.

The Indiana State Department of Health's new coronavirus numbers show seven new COVID-19 deaths and more than 300 new state-confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus.

There are now 981 confirmed positive cases and 24 deaths across the state. 

ISDH says it has tested 6,936 people so far — that number includes tests run by the state, the Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, and some private laboratories. ISDH says the "number of tests is provisional and reflects only those reported to ISDH. Numbers should not be characterized as a comprehensive total."

THURSDAY, MARCH 26

9:20 p.m.

Indiana officials are insisting that residents obey the state’s stay-at-home order to rein in the coronavirus spread and not take advantage of its travel and work exemptions. Those appeals came Thursday as Indiana’s death toll from the pandemic rose by three to 17.

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state grew by 170 to 645. The stay-at-home order issued by Gov. Eric Holcomb took effect Wednesday. The order has exceptions for workers in essential businesses or for necessary trips for food and medicine. Holcomb says the exemptions are “not encouragement to break the rules.”

10:00 a.m.

The COVID-19 death toll in Indiana has risen to 17, according to new numbers from the Indiana State Department of Health.

A Thursday morning news release says there are now 645 state-confirmed positive cases of the new coronavirus in Indiana. Six of those are in Monroe County.

ISDH says it has tested 4,651 people so far — that number includes tests run by the state, the Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, and some private laboratories. ISDH says the "number of tests is provisional and reflects only those reported to ISDH. Numbers should not be characterized as a comprehensive total."

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25

10:00 a.m.

Two more Hoosiers have died from COVID-19, bringing the total number of victims in Indiana so far to 14. The Indiana State Department of Health announced Wednesday morning that 477 people have now tested positive for the new coronavirus, marking the second day in a row that new confirmed cases have increased by more than a hundred.

Wednesday's new state numbers show one new case in Monroe County, bringing the county's reporter case count to four.

ISDH says it has tested 3,356 people so far — that number includes tests run by the state, the Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, and some private laboratories. ISDH says the "number of tests is provisional and reflects only those reported to ISDH. Numbers should not be characterized as a comprehensive total."

TUESDAY, MARCH 24

10:15 a.m.

ISDH has updated its coronavirus numbers to show that 12 Hoosiers have died from COVID-19, up from seven yesterday.

10:00 a.m.

The Indiana State Department of Health's new coronavirus numbers show more than 100 new cases of COVID-19 since yesterday. The total state-recorded number of Hoosiers who have tested positive for the virus is now 365.

ISDH has tested 2,931 people thus far — that number includes tests run by the state, the Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, and some private laboratories. ISDH says the "number of tests is provisional and reflects only those reported to ISDH. Numbers should not be characterized as a comprehensive total."

As of this morning, the state has still recorded only three cases of the new coronavirus in Monroe County.

MONDAY, MARCH 23

3:30 p.m.

Indiana State University officials say a person affiliated with the university has tested positive for the new coronavirus. It is unclear whether the person is a student, staff or faculty member. 

A news release says the person was last on campus March 12 and began experiencing symptoms March 18. A test was given and returned positive March 20. 

The university says the person has returned to their home in a different state and is self-isolating and "doing well."

12:30 p.m.

Gov. Eric Holcomb announced a statewide Stay-At-Home executive order to stop the spread of the virus, limiting businesses and restaurants to essential operations only.

Read more about what that means for Hoosiers and businesses here.

10:00 a.m.

The Indiana State Department of Health is reporting 58 new positive cases of COVID-19 Monday morning. This brings the total number reported by the state to 259.

A news release from the ISDH says the number of fatalities related to the new coronavirus remains at seven, while the number of people tested by ISDH, the CDC and some private laboratories is 1,960. That number comes with this disclaimer: Number of tests is provisional and reflects only those reported to ISDH. Numbers should not be characterized as a comprehensive total.

The new ISDH numbers show Monroe County as having three confirmed positive cases.

SUNDAY, MARCH 22

9:30 p.m.

The number of COVID-19 fatalities in Indiana is up to seven. Allen County reported a fatality this evening. Like the deaths reported earlier today, the victim was over the age of 50 and had an underlying health condition. 

4:00 p.m.

The Indiana State Department of Health says the number of COVID-19 fatalities in Indiana is up to six. The individuals were from Marion Co. and Scott Co. Both individuals were in their 50s and had underlying health conditions. 

3:30 p.m.

Scott County confirmed its first death from the virus on Sunday afternoon. Health officials say the person was in their 50s and had a pre-existing health condition. The person was quarantining at home.

The Scott County Health Department says it is working with the Indiana State Department of Health to update the information on the ISDH website. The Scott Co. death is the fifth death in Indiana.

10:00 a.m.

New numbers from the Indiana State Department of Health Sunday morning show state-confirmed cases of the new coronavirus rose by 75, bringing the total number of positive COVID-19 cases in Indiana to 201. The death toll remains at four.

The ISDH says 1,494 people have been tested. That's an increase of 79% in testing from yesterday.

The ISDH says, "Private lab reporting may be delayed and will be reflected in the map and count when results are received at ISDH." 

The new cases involve residents of Bartholomew (4), Boone (1), Delaware (1), Dubois (1), Floyd (1), Franklin (2), Grant (1), Hamilton (8), Hancock (2), Hendricks (2), Howard (1), Johnson (5), Lake (3), Madison (1), Marion (35), Monroe (1) Morgan (1), Putnam (1), Ripley (1), St. Joseph (2), Scott (1) and Tipton (1) counties.

Although the ISDH is reporting 1,494 people have been tested, it comes with this disclaimer: Number of tests is provisional and reflects only those reported to ISDH. Numbers should not be characterized as a comprehensive total.

SATURDAY, March 21

8:00 p.m.

Morgan County officials are confirming its first case of the novel coronavirus. A statement from the Morgan County Health Department in Martinsville says the patient is isolated and in stable condition.

4:00 p.m.

Indiana health officials report a fourth person died from the coronavirus. The state's latest death from COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, was an adult from central Delaware County who was over 60 and had been hospitalized, the Indiana State Department of Health said.

IU Health Bloomington Hospital is restricting visitors to the emergency department. IU Health says exceptions include one parent or guardian per pediatric or minor patient.

10:00 a.m.

New numbers from the Indiana State Department of Health Saturday morning show state-confirmed cases of the new coronavirus rose by 47, bringing the total number of cases in Indiana to 126. The death toll remains at three.

The ISDH says it has tested 833 people for the virus, up from 554 people Friday. Those numbers do not however, include the case Monroe County's Health administrator confirmed yesterday. The ISDH says, "Private lab reporting may be delayed and will be reflected in the map and count when results are received at ISDH." 

The new cases involve residents of Allen (3), Clark (3), Delaware (1), Elkhart (1), Greene (1), Hamilton (5), Hancock (1), Harrison (1), Hendricks (2), Howard (1), Johnson (2), Lake (1), LaPorte (1), Marion (22), Scott (1) and Vigo (1) counties. 

A news release from the department says it is now using test results from the CDC and private laboratories as well as its own test results.

Although the ISDH is reporting 833 people have been tested, it comes with this disclaimer: Number of tests is provisional and reflects only those reported to ISDH. Numbers should not be characterized as a comprehensive total.

FRIDAY, MARCH 20

4:45 p.m.

The Indiana State Dept. of Health announced the state's third coronavirus-related death Friday afternoon.

A news release from the state says the third victim was a 60-year-old Marion County resident who had been hospitalized with COVID-19.

3:00 p.m.

The Monroe County Health Department says the county's first official case of COVID-19 was confirmed today to be an Indiana University-Bloomington student living off campus in Bloomington.

The student was swabbed for COVID-19 March 13 and the positive test result was returned today by a private lab.

1:25 p.m.

Indiana University is postponing spring commencement ceremonies on all campuses, previously scheduled for May. A statement from IU President Michael McRobbie says all degrees will continue to be awarded as earned.

11:30 a.m.

Indiana is delaying its primary election until June because of the coronavirus. The election was scheduled for May 5.

The new date is June 2. 

All dates corresponding with the election will be moved 28 days. "For example, military and overseas ballots are required to mailed 45 days prior to the primary election, so they’ll move 45 days prior to June 2," the governor's office said in a statement. 

Holcomb said yesterday that he supported delaying the primary because he was concerned about the safety of county elections officials, polling site workers and voters. He said Republican Secretary of State Connie Lawson was leading discussions with state political party leaders.

10:00 a.m.

New numbers from the Indiana State Department of Health Friday morning show state-confirmed cases of the new coronavirus rose by 23, bringing the total number of cases in Indiana to 79. The death toll remains at two.

The new cases involve residents of Allen (1), Boone (1), Floyd (1), Grant (1), Hamilton (3), Johnson (1), Lake (2), Marion (6), Shelby (1), St. Joseph (3), Tippecanoe (1), Vanderburgh (1) and Vigo (1) counties.

The ISDH says it has tested 554 people for the virus, up from 380 people Wednesday. A news release from the department says it is now using test results from the CDC and private laboratories as well as its own test results.

THE ISDH said last week it's likely tens of thousands of Hoosiers have the virus. 

THURSDAY, MARCH 19

7:30 p.m.

The IU Bloomington Hospital released a statement tonight that a patient was being treated there for COVID-19. The hospital says the patient was seen in the emergency department and the staff followed all the proper procedures. 

1:15 p.m.

Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Thursday that all K-12 Indiana schools, both public and private, will remain closed through May 1. A news release from the governor's office says that date may be extended through the end of the 2019-2020 school year "if circumstances warrant."

Additionally, all state-mandated assessments for the current school year have been canceled.

10:00 a.m.

New numbers from the Indiana State Department of Health Thursday morning show state-confirmed cases of the new coronavirus rose by 17, bringing the total number of cases in Indiana to 56. The death toll remains at two.

The ISDH says it has tested 380 people for the virus, up from 193 people Wednesday. A news release from the department says it is now using test results from the CDC and private laboratories as well as its own test results.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18

5:00 p.m.

The Monroe County Public Library announced Wednesday it is ceasing all operations and services until April.

And Bloomington's College Mall will close Wednesday at 7 p.m. until March 29.

4:15 p.m.

The United States District Court For Southern Indiana closed all its courthouses to the public effective at noon Wednesday.

Those courthouses are in Indianapolis, Evansville, Terre Haute and New Albany.

According to an order issued by Chief Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson, Court Interpreters are exempt from the closure.

"The Court will continue to conduct all necessary hearings and other proceedings as it deems proper, and will allow necessary witnesses to participate meaningfully upon written notice from counsel filed with the Court," she wrote.

The United States District Court For Northern Indiana issued the same closure starting 2 p.m. Wednesday for courthouses in Fort Wayne, South Bend, Lafayette, and Hammond. 

1:45 p.m.

Indiana's association of private, nonprofit colleges announced Tuesday that all of its institutions will move to online-only classes following the spread of the coronavirus to Indiana.

Butler University, DePauw University, Franklin College, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and Wabash College are among the 30 member institutions of Independent Colleges of Indiana.

12:00 p.m.

Honda said Wednesday that it will shut down plants in North America, including one in Greensburg, for a week starting Monday. On Tuesday night, Detroit’s three automakers agreed to rotating temporary production suspensions to better clean factories and leave more time between shifts. The move held off a demand from the United Auto Workers for a two-week U.S. production shutdown.

10:00 a.m.

The Indiana State Department of Health is reporting 9 new state-confirmed cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus.

This brings the state's total to 39.

As of Wednesday morning, the state has tested 193 people for the virus.

TUESDAY, MARCH 17

4:30 p.m.

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb has activated the Indiana National Guard to be on duty as needed to assist with the pandemic.

The governor's executive order regarding state coronavirus prevention directives also delays non-essential meetings.

10:00 a.m.

The Indiana State Department of Health reported Tuesday morning that a second person in the state has died from COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.

The state has also diagnosed an additional six positive cases of the coronavirus, bringing Indiana's total to 30.

The new cases number two each in Lake, Marion and Franklin counties, respectively.

MONDAY, MARCH 16

5:30 p.m.

Both Purdue University and Indiana State University announced Monday afternoon they will extend remote-only learning to the end of the spring semester due to concerns about spreading the new coronavirus.

3:00 p.m.

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Tuesday afternoon that a patient in Marion County has died from COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus.

This is the first death in the state.

12:00 p.m.

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb has announced new directives for mitigating the spread of coronavirus throughout the state, including closing bars and restaurants to dine-in patrons and postponing elective and non-emergency medical procedures.

A news release from the governor also notes that only 16 of the state's 289 school districts are still using in-person instruction. 

Holcomb's new directives require bars and restaurants to close to in-person patrons through the end of March. Businesses will still be allowed to provide take-out and delivery services.

10:00 a.m.

The Indiana State Department of Health released new COVID-19 data this morning. There are 24 state confirmed cases, up from 20 on Sunday. 

The ISDH reports it has tested 139 people for the virus. 

The new cases are in Bartholomew, Floyd, Hendricks, Howard and Marion Counties.

Below is the list of all the affected counties and positive cases:

Adams: 1
Bartholomew: 1
Boone: 1
Floyd: 1
Hamilton: 1
Hendricks: 3
Howard: 2
Johnson: 3
LaPorte: 1
Marion: 7
Noble: 1
St. Joseph: 1
Wells: 1

State Health Commissioner Kris Box said Friday that  more than 60,000 Hoosiers likely have the virus.

There are still no confirmed cases in Monroe County. 

SUNDAY, MARCH 15

8:30 p.m.

Indiana University President Michael McRobbie announced via email Sunday night that the university will conduct the remainder of spring semester classes entirely online and cancel all IU-sponsored events for the rest of the academic semester.

The announcement includes the cancellation of this year's Little 500 bike race and notes that spring break, starting this week, will be extended by one additional week.

The school will close  most of its residence halls and on-campus housing by March 20. The statement says move-out procedures will be emailed to students by Tuesday and will include information for students "with highly exceptional situations who do not have a permanent residence or cannot return to their permanent residence, including some international students."

8:00 p.m.

Floyd County has its first presumptive positive case of COVID-19. That brings the total positive cases in Indiana to 20.

According to a statement from Baptist Health Floyd, "All recommended precautions are being taken to protect the patient and the staff. The medical team is evaluating and monitoring the progress of this patient in close collaboration with the local and state health officials."

1:00 p.m.

Beginning immediately, stores will be open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

In a statement, Kroger says this will allow staff to restock and sanitize stores. 

“Our supply chain teams are working tirelessly to ensure that food, medicine and cleaning supplies reach our customers as quickly as possible,” the statement says. “The change will also allow even greater attention to cleaning our stores.”

1:00 p.m.

Kroger is restricting hours at all its locations in the Midwest including Indiana. 

Beginning immediately, stores will be open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

In a statement, Kroger says this will allow staff to restock and sanitize stores. 

“Our supply chain teams are working tirelessly to ensure that food, medicine and cleaning supplies reach our customers as quickly as possible,” the statement says. “The change will also allow even greater attention to cleaning our stores.”

10:00 a.m.

The Indiana State Department of Health released new COVID-19 data Sunday morning. There are 19 confirmed cases, up from 15 on Saturday. 

The ISDH reports it has tested 121 people for the virus. 

State Health Commissioner Kris Box said Friday that  more than 60,000 Hoosiers likely have the virus.

There are still no confirmed cases in Monroe County. 

SATURDAY, MARCH 14

10:15 a.m.

The Indiana State Department of Health confirms that are 15 presumptive positive coronavirus cases in Indiana as of Saturday morning. Only 89 people in Indiana have been tested. 

According to State Health Commissioner Kris Box  more than 60,000 Hoosiers likely have the virus.

FRIDAY, MARCH 13

9:40 p.m.

Indiana’s governor says he’s leaving the decision on whether schools should be closed to local leaders, even as his top health official acknowledged uncertainty over how widespread the coronavirus is in the state. Dozens of school districts have closed for at least two weeks, and the Indiana high school boys basketball tourney was called off Friday. Gov. Eric Holcomb is warning people to take precautions seriously to slow the spread of the virus. Indiana has 12 confirmed cases of COVID-19 illness. But State Health Commissioner Dr. Kris Box says Indiana is probably actually close to the 1% statewide infection rate estimated by Ohio’s state health director, amounting to about 70,000 people.

6:10 p.m.

The Monroe County Public Library announced Friday evening that it will close its main Bloomington library and the Ellettsville branch until April 6. All outreach services are also canceled.

Closed-door drive-up services will begin March 17.

5:00 p.m.

The number of presumptive positive coronavirus cases in Indiana is still just 12, despite the fact that more than 60,000 Hoosiers likely have the virus, according to State Health Commissioner Kris Box.

The Indiana State Department of Health said in a Friday afternoon news release that the department had received additional testing supplies from the Centers For Disease Control And Prevention in Atlanta.

An IU Health official says there are currently no confirmed cases in Monroe County, and that there is also no testing available through the county. 

4:30 p.m.

Indiana University announced additional facility closures and cancellations of all study abroad programs scheduled to begin on or before May 15.

All campus gyms and athletic facilities and venues, along with day care and child care centers and Bradford Woods, will be closed through April 5. 

11:04 a.m. 

The Indiana State Department of Health announces there are no new presumptive positive cases to report. The number of people in Indiana who have tested presumptively positive for the new coronavirus stays at 12, with the number tested by ISDH rising to 73.

Classes are canceled at Rose Hulman today. Spring break has been moved to the week of March 16, then virtual learning will take effect.

THURSDAY, MARCH 12

7:15 p.m. 

Monroe County Community Schools have closed all schools Friday through March 27. The district says it was  notified that families have been exposed to others displaying symptoms of the coronavirus

11:30 a.m.

Indiana State University officials announced today that all instruction will move to an online-only format effective Monday, March 16 through April 6. This includes a week-long spring break. 

ISU has canceled all university-sponsored air travel and is " taking extra, and advanced, measures to clean buildings, including residence halls and classrooms."

And all Ivy Tech Community College campuses will delay the start of next term's classes until March 23, with instruction moving online until April 6. 

10:30 a.m.

The Indiana State Department of Health says 12 people in the state have now tested positive for the new coronavirus.

5:00 a.m.

Bloomington city officials  are enhancing safety protocols  over concerns of the coronavirus pandemic.

The city plans to limit large in-person meetings effective March 16 such as the Women's History Month Luncheon. City board and commission meetings will be postponed except as needed for critical services.

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Local Officials Want Governor To Close Brown Co. State Parks

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State Parks Seeing High Turnout As Weather Warms Despite Social Distancing Guidelines

The DNR has no way of measuring state park attendance at this time because no entrances are staffed, but an official says turnout seems to have increased as the stay-at-home order continues.

April 3, 2020

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Do I Have Coronavirus? An Infectious Disease Specialist Explains Common Symptoms

City Limits can’t dispense medical advice to individuals, but our team can provide information from the experts about symptoms and treatments in a more general sense.

April 3, 2020

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Rural Hospitals Face Additional Challenges In Fight Against Coronavirus

"I think the challenges are that our resources don’t run very deep," Brenda Reetz says. Reetz is the CEO at the Greene County General Hospital--a critical acceess facility that is the only hospital in the county.

April 2, 2020

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Purdue Dropping Planned Raises — For Now — Amid Virus Crisis

A 3% merit pay pool was planned for July. But Mitch Daniels told trustees Thursday that he’s dropping it while also limiting repairs and purchases and putting a freeze on new hires, the Journal & Courier reported.

April 2, 2020

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School Closings Also End Indiana's Spring Sports

The Indiana High School Athletic Association said it supported the decision to close schools and urged residents to follow safety guidelines set by state and local leaders.

April 2, 2020

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AFSCME Local 2487 Wants Proactive COVID-19 Measures For Bloomington Workers

Levi Combs is the president of the local American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees chapter. He says workers in Bloomington are uneasy right now because it’s unclear what the coming weeks hold for them.

April 2, 2020

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High Yields, Drop In Ethanol Demand Due To COVID-19 Could Hurt Corn Producers

Sharp declines in gasoline prices and people sheltering in place are causing ethanol plants to shutdown at facilities across the country.

April 2, 2020

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Howard County Officials Roll Back Rule Barring Sales of Non-Essential Items

This past weekend, residents were out of luck if they wanted to purchase games, books, music and other non-essential items locally.

April 2, 2020

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At-Home Haircuts, Dye Jobs And Waxing: How To Avoid A DIY Beauty Disaster

Leslie Knox of Bloomington salon The BeeHive gives tips for taking on your beauty services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 2, 2020

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K-12 School Buildings Closed For Academic Year, Graduation Requirements Adjusted

The state Department of Education ordered schools Thursday to develop plans to prepare for the long-term fallout from the decision.

April 2, 2020

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Indiana Gets Dozens Of Price Gouging Complaints Amid Virus

Attorney General Curtis Hill said the complaints received so far have involved high prices being charged by superstores, home improvement stores, grocery stores, e-commerce websites and others.

April 2, 2020

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New Policies At NSA Crane To Reduce Employee Coronavirus Risks

Military officials are instructing employees at southern Indiana’s Naval Support Activity Crane to practice social distancing and to work from home when possible.

April 2, 2020

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Stay-At-Home Orders: Indiana's Coronavirus Precautions Compared To Surrounding States

President Donald Trump has the biggest megaphone, but it’s governors and local officials who will decide what type of restrictions to impose on their citizens to try to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

April 2, 2020

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Is The Stay-At-Home Order Enough To Avoid The Spread Of Coronavirus?

Now that nonessential businesses have closed, employees have been sent home and schools have all converted to e-learning, some Indiana residents wonder if the stay-at-home order is working — and what more can be done.

April 2, 2020

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Indiana Reports 13 More Coronavirus Deaths, Total Now At 78

There are now 36 confirmed cases of the virus among Monroe County residents, with no reported deaths. As the number of cases increases, local hospitals are preparing for a surge of COVID-19 patients.

April 2, 2020

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Bloomington City Council Set To Vote On Plan To Provide $2M In Business Relief

Bloomington City Council will hold a final vote on April 7 that could offer businesses financial relief during the coronavirus shutdown.

April 1, 2020

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United Way COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund Gives Nearly $300K In Community Grants

United Way of Monroe County has issued about $300,000 in grants to service organizations in the community from its COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund.

April 1, 2020

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Federal Law Provides Workers Paid Leave Due To Virus

A federal law took effect Wednesday requiring some employers to give paid sick and family leave to workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Hoosier businesses covered by the law will have to comply or face penalties.

April 1, 2020

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Indiana Officials Confident COVID-19 Testing Is Increasing

Indiana officials say the state’s capacity to test people for COVID-19 is increasing, even as the growth in testing slowed over the last few days.

Click here for the Indiana State Department of Health's resource page on COVID-19. »