Seven new COVID-19 fatalities in 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)- The Indiana State Department of Health announced it is sending nurse surveyors to the state’s long term care facilities to share and review COVID-19 plans at those facilities. The news comes as seven new COVID-19 fatalities were reported.

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb compared the virus to a snowball rolling down the hill and asked Hoosiers to pray for their pastors, while also noting that you cannot spell virus without “i” and “u.”

The Indiana Department of Corrections says it is producing 200 protective gowns a day and plans to also produce 200 masks a day starting Monday.

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(This story was originally published on March 27, 2020)

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