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Indiana gets 14 more deaths as coronavirus cases spike

Mar. 31, 2020 11:34 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Fourteen more people have died in Indiana from coronavirus-related illnesses, increasing the state’s virus death toll to 49 as its confirmed cases surged past 2,000, state health officials said Tuesday. Indiana’s number of confirmed cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by...

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb, right, speaks during a during a news conference while Dr. Kristina Box, the Indiana state health commissioner, listens on Friday, March 27, 2020, at the Statehouse in Indianapolis. Holcomb said the locations of confirmed COVID-19 cases show that all parts of Indiana are seeing illnesses. (AP Photo/Tom Davies)

Indiana officials say ICU beds being added for virus cases

Mar. 30, 2020 6:22 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana hospitals have increased the state’s intensive care unit capacity by about one-third in the past few weeks in preparation for an expected surge in coronavirus-related illnesses, state officials said Monday. Having such ICU capacity available has been a prime concern as...

Indianapolis tech firms hold their own amid growth elsewhere

Mar. 29, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A lot of sunshine has beamed down on the Indianapolis metro tech sector in recent years. But according to a recent report, at least one ominous cloud hangs overhead. A lengthy report — published by the Brookings Institute and Information Technology & Innovation Foundation,...

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb, right, speaks during a during a news conference while Dr. Kristina Box, the Indiana state health commissioner, listens on Friday, March 27, 2020, at the Statehouse in Indianapolis. Holcomb said the locations of confirmed COVID-19 cases show that all parts of Indiana are seeing illnesses. (AP Photo/Tom Davies)

7 more virus deaths, 290 illnesses reported in Indiana

Mar. 28, 2020 4:36 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Seven more people have died of COVID-19 in Indiana, bringing the state’s coronavirus death toll to 31 in a 10-fold increase from the three deaths reported a week earlier, health officials said Saturday. ILLNESS SPREADS Indiana’s number of confirmed cases of COVID-19, the...

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb speaks with Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch as he delivers his State of the State address to a joint session of the legislature at the Statehouse, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Virus separating Indiana's governor, lieutenant governor

Mar. 28, 2020 3:18 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s two top state officials have started working apart as cases of the coronavirus illness continue to grow rapidly. Gov. Eric Holcomb and Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch “mutually agreed to be in different locations to socially distance themselves,” Holcomb...

Carmel Police block a section of the Monon Trail in Carmel, Ind., Thursday, March 26, 2020. The mayor ordered a section of the trail closed to improve social distancing compliance to slow the spread of COVID-19 during Indiana's stay-at-home order. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Indiana health chief projects state virus peak weeks away

Mar. 27, 2020 5:49 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana could be a month away from the peak of coronavirus infections, the state’s top health official said Friday, as seven more virus-related deaths were reported, bringing the state’s toll to 24. EXPECTED SURGE The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has more than...

FILE - In this May 30, 1969, file photo, Mario Andretti waves from the winner's circle after his victory in the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. Organizers announced Thursday, March 26, that the 500 would move from its traditional Memorial Day weekend slot to Aug. 23. “It's a lot better than the word canceling,

Racing community lines up behind decision to delay Indy 500

Mar. 26, 2020 7:18 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — When Mario Andretti got the text asking if he would be willing to drive the two-seater at Indianapolis this August, he responded immediately. Absolutely, he wrote while putting his vacation plans on hold. Andretti hopes it is the last time he is forced to reschedule after organizers...

FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2017, file photo, Minnesota Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes speaks to the media after taking part in an NFL training session at the London Irish rugby team training ground in the Sunbury-on Thames suburb of south west London. The salary-cap-strapped Minnesota Vikings have terminated the contracts of two long-time starters: nose tackle Linval Joseph and cornerback Xavier Rhodes. The move will clear more than $18.5 million off the team's salary cap. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

AP source: Colts continue building defense by signing Rhodes

Mar. 26, 2020 7:12 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts signed free agent cornerback Xavier Rhodes on Thursday, adding another potentially key piece to their defense. Rhodes agreed to a one-year deal, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because...

A IDOT employee inventories a pallet of medical supplies, Thursday, March 26, 2020, in Indianapolis. The medical supplies were being delivered to Indiana hospitals and health departments to help fight the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Indiana officials push for obeying stay-at-home order

Mar. 26, 2020 5:53 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis 500 on Thursday joined a long list of sporting events postponed by the coronavirus, as Indiana reported its death toll from the pandemic has risen by three to 17. State officials also insisted that residents abide by the governor’s stay-at-home order to rein in...

The Indianapolis 500 has been postponed from May to Aug. 23.

Mar. 26, 2020 1:16 PM EDT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis 500 has been postponed from May to Aug. 23.