COVID-19 cases increase across Indiana

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Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb answers about his statewide stay-at-home order during a briefing at the Statehouse in Indianapolis, Tuesday, March 24, 2020. Holcomb ordered state residents to remain in their homes except when they are at work or for permitted activities, such as taking care of others, obtaining necessary supplies, and for health and safety. The order is in effect from March 25 to April 7. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

INDIANAPOLIS (WEHT)- Indiana State Health Commissioner Dr. Kristina Box announced 394 new COVID-19 cases in Indiana Wednesday, bringing the statewide total to 12,438 cases.

Dr. Box also confirmed 31 new deaths across the state, increasing the total to 661 deaths. Additionally, Dr. Box says the CDC now wants one person at each long term care facility to communicate to families of residents at that facility.

Indiana Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch confirmed that Hoosiers can now call 877-438-4673 or visit to apply for up to six months of rent or mortgage assistance.

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(This story was originally published on April 22, 2020)

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