Indiana Health Commissioner pushes expected peak into May

Dr. Kristina Box, Indiana Health Commissioner, answers questions about COVID-19 infections and its impact on the state as Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb listens during a briefing at the Statehouse in Indianapolis, Tuesday, March 24, 2020. Holcomb ordered state residents to 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 25 to April 7. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s health commissioner says actions aimed at stemming the spread of the coronavirus have pushed back the expected peak of illnesses in the state and given hospitals more time to prepare.

The COVID-19 death toll for Indiana has reached at least 350 people as health officials on Monday reported seven additional deaths.

Previous projections had shown Indiana could be seeing a surge of illnesses as early as this week, but Health Commissioner Dr. Kristina Box says that is now expected in late April for the Indianapolis area and the first weeks of May for rest of the state.

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Tskyrise April 14, 2020 at 7:36 am

This is already way out of hand. Enough is enough.

RUSure April 14, 2020 at 10:14 am

Based on what scientific data? This is contrary to the IHME projections.

Nunya April 14, 2020 at 1:20 pm

Maaaan y’all need to make y’all mind up on when we at the peak with this crap… starting to think y’all bullsh**ing and guessing sh*t at this point…. China got u mfers on the hills smh…. WE NEED TO DO BETTER U.S.

Anna April 14, 2020 at 1:36 pm

Do the math and less than 10% are recovered. Unfortunately, we are just getting started.

Nancy Davidson April 14, 2020 at 1:48 pm

We will just continue to pray and strive to be safe by staying at home as much as possible, and use all the precautionary measures that Dr Box and the doctors and nurses On TV and the internet videos have taught us. I admire the governor and his team members for their strong efforts to fight this battle, and keeping us informed on a daily basis. God bless you all.

Rufus April 14, 2020 at 2:26 pm

Let me get this straight
They are basing the park in mid May so they can prepare hospitals?.. I thought this virus wasn’t controlled by the government. So let’s tell it to stop spreading so we can prepare hospitals. Sure OK I believe you. 🤔

Mary Flores April 14, 2020 at 6:30 pm

How do you expect us small businesses to survive this? I am a dog groomer and our business has been closed for almost a month now. And the $6500.00 PPP loan is not going to go very far for us! In the meantime we have at least two grooming shops open here in Plymouth. What gives?


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