INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The number of COVID-19 deaths in Indiana has nearly doubled for November, and state health officials say coronavirus-related hospitalizations remain at their highest point during the pandemic.
The Indiana State Department of Health added 142 deaths to the statewide toll with its daily update on Tuesday. Most of those deaths occurred over the past week. Those boost Indiana’s coronavirus deaths during November to at least 1,416 people — surpassing the previous monthly peak during April by nearly 400.
Gov. Eric Holcomb on Tuesday also signed an extension of the state’s public health emergency through Dec. 31. This is the ninth time the governor has extended the order. Holcomb says all orders issued since March will continue for the duration of the public health emergency.
The full executive order can be read here.
(This story was originally published on December 1, 2020)
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