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INDIANAPOLIS (WANE) – State well being officers are anticipated to provide an replace on Indiana’s response to COVID-19 throughout a press convention on Friday afternoon.
State Well being Commissioner Kris Field and Chief Medical Officer Lindsay Weaver will handle media in a press convention at 1 p.m. Gov. Eric Holcomb is just not listed as a speaker.
Friday’s press convention comes as Indiana is seeing its highest daily COVID-19 case counts since January. The state division of well being reported over 5,000 new COVID-19 instances on Wednesday and Thursday. The final time the state reported over 5,000 new instances on back-to-back days was on Jan. 8 and 9. Throughout the state, the 7-day positivity price is at 10.8%, which is the very best since Jan. 14.
Deaths linked to COVID-19 are additionally on the rise, however not on the similar price in comparison with late Fall 2020 and early Winter 2021. Presently, the 7-day common deaths are at 15, the very best since early March.
The rise in COVID-19 instances and deaths comes at a time when simply greater than half of eligible Hoosiers are totally vaccinated.
Watch the press convention at 1 p.m. on wane.com.