Indiana’s top health official: “Stay the course. We will get to the other side.”

Dr. Kristina Box delivers updated COVID-19 information, Sept. 30, 2020. (Tommie Lee/MNC)

Indiana’s top health officials joined the Governor in a weekly update of the state’s COVID-19 situation on Wednesday, saying Hoosiers should “stay the course” and “we will get to the other side of this pandemic. We just need time.”

Dr. Kristina Box, the state’s Department of Health Commissioner, says the state’s overall positivity rate is sitting at 16.1%.

She says more than 300 people are being admitted to the hospital each day with COVID or COVID-like symptoms, and more than 400 coronavirus deaths were added in the state in the past week.

Dr. Box says “the vaccine is our hope, but it isn’t going to provide widespread protection to our communities until we have a larger number of people vaccinated.” She also said the state is not sitting on the vaccine, and never well.

At the moment, Indiana is one of at least 10 states where a new variant of the COVID-19 virus has been detected.


  1. Funny how this dingbat always tells us how many enter the hospital per day but never tells us how many leave the hospital per day. why is that do you think? She tells us how many die each week but never tells us how many survive each week. Telling only half the story is tantamount to LYING!!!


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