INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WEHT) – Governor Holcomb announced Tuesday that 49 Hoosiers have died from COVID-19 with deaths expected to increase. Indiana now reports 2,159 confirmed cases of coronavirus.
Governor Holcomb also thanked Mayor Winnecke and the city of Evansville for their work in setting up the COVID-19 crisis response fund, which has now raised 2.2 million dollars for local counties. The goal of the fund is 6 million dollars and will help multiple counties including Vanderburgh, Warrick, Posey, and Gibson counties. The money is expected to go directly to frontline workers and healthcare facilities.
Additionally the state has reported that over 11,000 volunteers not including medical or nursing students have offered to help with COVID-19 concerns across Indiana.
(This story was originally published on March 31, 2020)