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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Five more cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Indiana and the first death has been reported.

The Indiana State Department of Health has been issuing daily updates at 10 a.m. On Monday morning, ISDH reported 24 confirmed cases, up from 19 on Sunday. ISDH says 139 people have been tested, up from 121 on Sunday.

County-by-county breakdown of positive cases:

  • Adams – 1
  • Bartholomew – 1
  • Boone – 1
  • Floyd – 1
  • Hamilton – 1
  • Hendricks – 3
  • Howard – 2
  • Johnson – 3
  • LaPorte – 1
  • Marion – 7
  • Noble – 1
  • St. Joseph – 1
  • Wells – 1

These are the first reported cases in Bartholomew and Floyd counties.

News 8 is providing live updates in this story.

UPDATE 8:07 p.m.

Following other local hospitals, IU Health is rescheduling elective, non-urgent surgeries and procedures at all facilities. Virtual visits are being expanded. Health screenings and elective imaging will be rescheduled. Details at its website.

UPDATE 8:01 p.m.

Dollar General said its stores will open for “seniors shoppers” only for the first hour of each day beginning Tuesday.

Also, stores will close an hour early to allow employees to clean and stock shelves. Store hours are being posted online.

UPDATE 7:47 p.m.

The Indy Chamber business organization on Monday launched a website to help small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Indy Chamber President Michael Huber spoke about the organization’s at the Monday night Himeeting of the Indianapolis City-County Council.

His statement said, in part, “We at the Chamber are also taking swift action. This afternoon, the Indy Chamber launched a new online platform and service offering today for small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Indy Chamber Rapid Response Hub is a website and a service that provides answers to frequently asked questions from entrepreneurs, business owners, and employers covering a number of key topics including finance, business operations, employee support, and more.”

Find a link to the website and more information here.

UPDATE 7:15 p.m.

The YMCA of Greater Indianapolis will close all its locations starting Tuesday and running through April 5. The nonprofit operates 12 full centers and four program centers.

YMCA will be providing access to YMCA 360 and over the next few days will give access to Les Mills Virtual for at-home exercise classes, YMCA said.

UPDATE 6:53 p.m.

Ball State University announced it will close its residence halls at 5 p.m. March 29. Students were encouraged to start making plans to move out.

The Muncie, Indiana, university also announced it’s postponing or canceling all events of 50 or more people.

Dining halls, the library and recreational facilities will remain open.

The university had announced March 11 that in-person classes will be replaced with virtual instruction and other alternatives for the rest of the spring semester. 

UPDATE 6 p.m.

Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness announced a local disaster emergency and travel advisory watch, limiting travel for the next seven days within the city and asking residents to eliminate any unnecessary travel.

Effective 8 a.m. Tuesday, Fadness said travel is limited to:

  • Travel related to medical
  • Travel required to provide care to another for whom you’re the primary caregiver
  • Travel for mandatory work activities
  • Travel for food, groceries, medication, essential household goods and hygiene products

The restriction does not impact travel related to food delivery or the resupply of retail stores, pharmacies and food pantries, the statement said.

All Fishers Parks and Recreation facilities and playgrounds will be closed, the statement said.

Fadness also urged entertainment venues, fitness facilities and places of worship to close until the end of the month.

Statement from Fadness:

“As more information comes available, it’s important that we continue to further reinforce the recommendations I’ve shared before,” stated Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness. “By declaring a local disaster emergency, I’m able to implement a travel advisory watch for the city of Fishers for the next seven days, the maximum limit allowed by law. I’m asking that all residents eliminate any unnecessary travel. Additionally, while I do not have specific legal authority to close the following establishments at this time, I am urging the following establishments to close until the end of the month: entertainment venues and centers; fitness facilities and gyms; and places of worship. I firmly believe it is our civic responsibility for all of us to make the right choices and make sacrifices to ensure the long-term safety and sustainability of our community.”

UPDATE 5:50 p.m.

Purdue University will extend its e-learning through the end of the semester, including the final exam period. Students living in residence halls will receive detailed instructions on Tuesday, the university said, and residence halls will remain open for any student who needs housing. Purdue recommended that all students who can move home or to another location do so.

UPDATE 5:36 p.m.

The WorkOne Indy office at 4410 N. Shadeland Ave., Indianapolis, will be closed until further notice.

Job seeker assistance and support will still be available at 317-798-0335 or questions@workoneindy.com.

People permanently or temporarily without jobs due to COVID-19 are encouraged to file for unemployment insurance via a computer or smartphone on a webpage through the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. For additional questions, residents can call the unemployment insurance help line at 800-891-6449 or access a video tutorial for filing assistance.

“Those currently receiving unemployment insurance, and who have recently received letters requiring them to attend a Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessment orientation workshop at WorkOne Indy, are exempt for the next four weeks,” a news release from the state said. ” Virtual support, such as career development tips, job seeker resources and more can be found on workoneindy.com. Digital tools will continue to be added to the site in order to support job seekers during their job search process. In addition, all job seekers will have access to the EmployIndy Job Board on employindy.org.”

Also, the release said, Mayor Joe Hogsett’s office and EmployIndy will offer free, no-strings-attached financial counseling available through Pete the Planner. Individuals interested in the service can get started by emailing recover@petetheplanner.com. 

UPDATE 5:17 p.m.

The Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel is extending its previously announced suspension of all performances and other events on its campus through May 11. Affected venues include the Palladium, the Tarkington and the Studio Theater. Details at thecenterpresents.org.

UPDATE 5:01 p.m.

The Brown County Music Center announced new show dates for postponed shows: Warrant, June 5; The Price is Right Live, July 23; Kenny G, Oct. 1; Carrot Top, Dec. 9. Not yet rescheduled: Gordon Lightfoot and Melissa Etheridge. Details at browncountymusiccenter.com.

UPDATE 4:54 p.m.

Joy’s House Adult Day and Caregiver Support Services in Broad Ripple and at the University of Indianapolis will suspend operations starting Wednesday.

UPDATE: 4:53 p.m.

The leader of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute says it will not resume face-to-face instruction April 19, as planned, but instead continue remote instruction through the spring quarter.

UPDATE 4:39 p.m.

Frankfort, Indiana, is postponing annual fire inspections, suspending bulk-item trash collection and drop-off, suspending interior home inspections, and closing all public restrooms in city parks until April.

UPDATE 4 p.m.

Columbus, Indiana, Regional Health says it’s suspended elective surgeries and procedures in Surgical Services, the Endoscopy Center and the Outpatient Cath Lab.

UPDATE 3:45 p.m.

Marian University announced coursework would be taught online for the rest of the semester. The university also recommended that students living in on-campus residence halls return to their permanent residences. Students who need to stay in the halls will be accommodated, the university said. Dining services will be available for those students. All intercollegiate athletics and practices have been canceled for the remainder of the semester. The health center will remain open. The fitness center will close.

UPDATE 3:40 p.m.

A number of organizations have announced closures or restrictions.

Riverview Health announced no visitors would be allowed except for one dedicated support person in maternity, situations involving end-of-life care and pediatric patients. The hospital will limit surgical cases on a case-by-case basis.

The Indianapolis Zoo will close Tuesday, with a date to reopen not determined. Animals will continue to be cared for as usual.

The Portland Center of Arts Place in Portland and Hartford City, Indiana, says it’s canceling all events through April 5.

Indiana Repertory Theatre has canceled the remainder of its season.

The Indiana State Museum and the state’s historic sites will close Tuesday and reopen at an undetermined date.

UPDATE 2:32 p.m.

Gov. Holcomb announces first death in Indiana

Gov. Eric Holcomb has announced the first Hoosier death from COVID-19. He says the patient died earlier on Monday.

“This just underscores how incredibly important it is that social distancing is right now to slow the spread of COVID-19,” Holcomb said.

The patient was a Marion County adult over the age of 60. The patient was also suffering from “underlying medical conditions.”

“To those who think we are overreacting, I assure you we are not. We are at war with COVID-19 and we will win this war,” Holcomb said.”

The Community Health Network patient died Monday. Dr. Ram Yelenti of Community Health said the patient had to use an iPad to conference with a loved one before dying. A nurse was with the patient when he or she died.

The patient who died may have exposed as many of 40 people who are in Community facilities.

“Sadly, this is not the first patient and it won’t be the last,” Yelenti said.

He said people 60 and older with other medical conditions should self-quarantine. Even college students, who may not be ill, may carry the virus and make older people sick, Yelenti said.

The doctor also expressed concern about a lack of beds and intensive care unit facilities in Community Health Network for all the patients they are receiving. That was a primary reason elective surgeries were canceled at Community locations.

Yelenti as well as the state health commissioner, Dr. Kris Box, encouraged people to stay home.

“I cannot stress this enough – if you are ill, stay home. If you need to seek medical care, call ahead so that your healthcare provider can take steps to protect others from exposure to COVID-19,” Box said. “We all have a role to play to protect Hoosiers from this illness, and the time to act is now.”

Box also said Marion County is showing “community spread” that cannot be traced back to travel to affected countries or conferences.

“We have had some individuals who are in the process of recovering but are not out of isolation at this time,” Box said.

She also said Indiana has not yet received any of the Roche Diagnostics testing kits offered by the federal government. Tests will be reserved for people who show up to emergency rooms who show signs of having the virus, particularly those 60 and older with underlying health conditions.

Jennifer McCormick, Indiana’s top education leader, said, schools are working on solutions for day care issues and the distribution of meals.

“To those who think that we may be overreacting, I can assure you that we are not. Indiana is under a public health emergency. We are, make no mistake about it, at war with COVID-19 and we will win this war,” Holcomb explained.

There are more than 270 public school districts are closed right now, and 16 school districts are still open. 
“Of those 16, many of them have signaled they’re on spring break and they will be making announcements eventually. We also are in communication with the charter schools,” McCormick said. “Right now, we have about 95% of our charters that have announced closures. Our (non-public schools), we’ve also been in contact which are our private schools. Right now we have about 70% that we know of that have also closed.” 

Holcomb has not ordered all schools in the state to close because of the ripple effect of the hardship that would cause by “ripping that band-aid off in one fell-swoop.”

Stephen Cox, director of Indiana Homeland Security, said the state’s emergency operations center is at Level 1.

Holcomb also acknowledged Hoosiers are losing jobs or having to leave jobs temporarily. He said state employment offices are working to waive any requirements that are barriers to receiving help.

“We are aware of the economic hardships this is causing. The more we do now, the better we’ll be down the line,” Holcomb said.

Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett said if another county finds itself with “community spread” as Marion County has, he expects leaders in those counties to call for restaurants and theaters to close as Indianapolis did Monday.

UPDATE 12:49 p.m.:

Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett has issued more directives.

According to a released from the mayor’s office, these closures will remain in place for at least the next seven days. However, during Monday’s City-County Council meeting, Hogsett will seek approval to extend the order through April 5. He also declared a local disaster emergency in Marion County, issuing a watch-level local travel advisory. It advises against travel except when it’s essential, such as going to and from work, buying groceries and emergency situations.

  • Indianapolis movie theaters and entertainment venues to close as soon as possible but no later than 8 a.m. on Tuesday, March 17.
  • Indianapolis gyms and fitness facilities to close as soon as possible but no later than 8 a.m. on Tuesday, March 17.

UPDATE 11:16 a.m.:

Governor Eric Holcomb has announced more directives.

  • Indiana will follow CDC recommendations of not having gatherings of more than 50 people.
  • The Department of Education is working with 16 school districts that are still open to determine needs.
  • In-person patronage at bars, restaurants and nightclubs will end through March. Carryout and delivery is still allowed. Owners should close “as soon as reasonably feasible,” according to the governor’s office.
  • Elective and non-urgent surgeries should be postponed by hospitals
  • The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites will close beginning March 17
  • The White River State Park visitors center will close
  • State employees will “maximize the use of remote work and meet virtually whenever possible while maintaining operations.” State employees over 60 with “underlying health conditions are advised to work from home.”

Timeline of coronavirus in Indiana

  • March 6: Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) confirms the first case in Indiana. Officials say the Marion County resident had recently traveled to Boston to attend a BioGen conference as a contractor.
  • March 8: ISDH confirms a second case. An adult in Hendricks County who had also traveled to the BioGen conference was placed in isolation. Noblesville Schools announces that a parent and that parent’s children will be self-quarantining after attending an out-of-state event where someone else tested positive.
  • March 9: ISDH’s total of positive cases rises to 4. Avon Community School Corp. had announced on March 8 that a student tested positive; that case, along with another in Noble County, was confirmed by state health officials at a news conference.
  • March 10: ISDH’s total of positive cases rises to 6 as the state launches an online tracker. Purdue and Indiana universities suspend classes for two weeks beyond their spring breaks. Ball State University basketball fans learn the Mid-American Conference tourney will have no fans in the stands. Three businesses operating nursing homes in Indiana announce they will no longer allow visitors.
  • March 11: ISDH confirms four more positive cases in Indiana. The University of Indianapolis announces it will extend its ongoing spring break through March 22. The Indianapolis-based NCAA announces the men’s and women’s Final Four basketball tournaments will be conducted with essential staff and limited family attendance. The Big Ten announces all sports events, including the men’s basketball tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, will have no fans starting March 12. Ball State University announces classes are suspended for the rest of the spring semester. NBA suspends all games, including the Indiana Pacers, until further notice. Butler University extends its spring break, after which it will go to virtual classes.
  • March 12: ISDH’s total of positive cases rises 12. Taylor University cancels international and domestic spring break trips for students and faculty sponsors. Indianapolis’ annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade is canceled. Gov. Eric Holcomb announces new protections that led to extended public school closings and the cancellation of large events across the state. The league including the Indy Fuel hockey team suspends its season. Indy Eleven says it will reschedule four matches, including its April 4 home opener. The NCAA cancels the men’s and women’s basketball tournaments. The Big Ten suspends all sporting events through the winter and spring seasons.
  • March 13: Gov. Holcomb announces additional actions — they included eliminating Medicaid co-pays for COVID-19 testing and lifting regulations limiting the number of work hours per day for drivers of commercial vehicles — to help stop the coronavirus. Wayzata Home Products, a Connersville cabinet maker, shut down and lays off its entire workforce due to market uncertainty associated with the coronavirus. The Indiana High School Athletic Association postpones the boys basketball tournament. Franklin College says it will have no in-person classes March 16 and 17, start online classes March 18 through at least April 5 and empty residence halls of students by 5 p.m. March 15. The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis says it will be closed March 14-28. The Indianapolis Public Library joins other libraries across Indiana and says it will close all facilities until further notice beginning at 5 p.m. March 14.
  • March 14: ISDH’s total number of positive cases rises to 15. The Indiana Gaming Commission says all licensed gaming and racing operations will close 14 days starting March 16.
  • March 15: ISDH’s total number of positive cases rises to 19, with 121 tested. St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis announces all elective, non-urgent surgeries are canceled as of Tuesday.
  • March 16: Gov. Eric Holcomb announces the first Hoosier death. ISDH’s total number of positive cases rises to 24. Holcomb closes bars, restaurants and nightlubs to in-person patrons, while carryout and delivery services will still be allowed.
  • March 17: ISDH announces the second Hoosier death. Indiana’s Catholic bishops announce the cancellation of Sunday and weekday public masses. Gov. Holcomb activates the National Guard to assist as needed with the virus response. Purdue, Butler and Indiana State universities cancel May commencement ceremonies.
  • March 18: ISDH’s total number of positive cases rises to 39. Eli Lilly and Co. says it will use its labs to speed up testing in Indiana for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The 500 Festival announces suspends all planned, in-person events scheduled through May 9. Simon Property Group closes all malls and retail properties until March 29.
  • March 19: ISDH’s total number of positive cases rises to 56. Gov. Holcomb extends Indiana’s state of emergency into May. Holcomb says all K-12 public schools will be closed until May 1 and nonpublic schools also are to close. Standardized testing was canceled. The state’s income-tax and corporate-tax payment deadline was extended to July 15. Holcomb says the state will waive job search requirements for people applying for Temporary Assistance to Needy Families. The IHSAA Boys Basketball State Tournament was canceled. The Marion County Emergency Operations Center upgrades to Level 1 status.
  • March 20: ISDH reports the third Hoosier death and 23 new cases for a total of 79. Gov. Holcomb moves the state’s primary election to June 2. Indiana University says it is postponing May commencement ceremonies on all campuses. Indiana University Health says it can do limited virus testing.
  • March 21: ISDH reports the fourth Hoosier death, and 47 new cases positive for a total of 126. A total of 833 people have been tested for the virus. Indiana National Guard details how it’s working with the Department of Transportation on distribution of medical supplies to hospitals.
  • March 22: Indiana’s death toll rises to 7. ISDH reports 75 more positive cases.
  • March 23: ISDH reports 259 cases of COVID-19, up from 201 a day earlier. Gov. Holcomb orders Hoosiers deemed nonessential to “stay at home” from March 24-April 7. Eli Lilly & Co. begins drive-thru testing for the coronavirus for health care workers with a doctor’s order. Ball State University cancels the May commencement.
  • March 24: Indiana’s death toll rises to 13. Fred Payne of Indiana Workforce Development says any Hoosiers out of work, including temporary layoffs, are eligible to apply for unemployment benefits.
  • March 25: Indiana’s death toll rises 17. Indianapolis Motor Speedway announces the Indianapolis 500 is moved to Aug. 23. IndyGo suspends fares and changes its ride schedules.
  • March 27: Indiana’s death toll rises to 25. Marion County adds 192 new positive COVID-19 cases, the most of any county in the state for the day, for a total of 484. Indiana has 981 confirmed cases.
  • March 28: Indiana’s death toll rises to 31. Marion County adds 100 new cases, the most of any county in the state, for a total of 584. Indiana has 1,232 confirmed cases.
  • March 29: Indiana’s death toll rises to 32. Marion County adds 92 new positive cases, the most of any county in the state, for a total 676. Indiana has 1,514 confirmed cases. President Donald Trump announces in a press conference that the national social distancing recommendation will be extended by 30 days, to end April 30.
  • March 30: Indiana’s death toll rises to 35. Marion County had the most new cases in the state with 135, for a total of 804. Indiana health commissioner Dr. Kris Box predicted the arrival of the surge in cases and deaths could come in mid-April to late April, but could be as late as mid-May, “but we don’t know.”
  • March 31: Indiana’s death toll rises to 49. Gov. Holcomb extends the limits of bars and restaurants to offer only “to go” and “carry out” through April 6. Health commissioner Box, asked about when Indiana will be in a surge of COVID-19 cases, says she thinks the surge is starting.
  • April 1: Indiana’s death toll rises to 65. Officials extend Marion County’s “stay at home” order through May 1. Marion County health officials say they will start COVID-19 testing services for frontline employees.The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis says it will remain closed until further notice. Gov. Holcomb announces the #InThisTogether campaign.
  • April 2: Indiana’s death toll rises to 78. The state announces K-12 schools will be closed for the rest of the school year. The Indiana High School Athletic Association cancels spring sports seasons.
  • April 3: Indiana’s death toll rises to 102. Gov. Holcomb extends the “stay at home” order through April 20. Indiana officials say the state has received a federal Major Disaster Declaration for all 92 counties. The Indiana National Guard says it, the Army Corps of Engineers and state health officials will begin on Saturday to assess sites for alternate health care facilities.
  • April 4: ISDH reports 14 more deaths, bringing the state’s total to 116. 3,953 Hoosiers have tested positive, with 116 deaths and 19,800 total tests conducted. 
  • April 5: ISDH reports 11 more deaths in Indiana.
  • April 6: Indiana’s death toll rises to 139. The state reports one Madison County nursing home has had 11 deaths. Gov. extends the “stay at home” order through April 20. He also limits additional businesses to carry-out only.
  • April 7: Indiana’s death toll rises to 173. A total of 5,507 Hoosiers have tested positive. Indiana health commissioner Box notes four long-term care facilities have 22 deaths that appear to be related to COVID-19.
  • April 8: Indiana surpasses 200 deaths. Indiana now has 203 deaths and 5,943 confirmed cases. A total of 30,869 Hoosiers have been tested.
  • April 9: ISDH says 6,351 Hoosiers have been tested positive, resulting in 245 deaths. A total of 32,133 Hoosiers have been tested.
  • April 10: ISDH says 6,907 Hoosiers have tested positive for COVID-19, resulting in 300 deaths. A total of 35,040 Hoosiers have been tested. ISDH said 24 residents of a long-term care facility in Madison County have died from COVID-related illness.
  • April 11: 30 more deaths are announced, bringing Indiana’s total to 330.
  • April 12: A total of 343 Hoosiers have now died due to COVID-19, according to ISDH. Just under 8,000 cases have been confirmed in Indiana.
  • April 13: Indiana stands at 350 deaths and 8,236 positive coronavirus cases, according to ISDH.
  • April 14: ISDH announces 313 more cases and 37 more deaths, bringing the totals to 8,527 positive cases and 387 deaths.
  • April 15: ISDH announces 49 more deaths for a total of 463. The total of positive cases grows to 8,955.
  • April 16: Indiana reports 477 deaths and 9,542 positive cases. The governor says he expects Indiana to experience a reopening in early May.
  • April 17: ISDH reports 519 deaths and 10,154 positive cases. The governor says that he will be extending the stay-at-home order through May 1, although some restrictions may be lifted in the new order.
  • April 18: ISDH reports 26 more deaths. ISDH says there are now 10,641 positive cases and 545 Hoosiers have died as a result of the virus.
  • April 19: 17 more Hoosiers have died according to ISDH, bringing Indiana’s total to 562.
  • April 20: ISDH reports seven new deaths. ISDH says there are now 11,686 positive cases and 569 deaths related to the virus. Holcomb extended the “stay at home” order to May 1. The governor also said, if the medical supply chain is in good shape, other elective medical procedures can resume April 27.
  • April 21: Indiana reports more than 12,000 positive cases and more than 600 deaths.
  • April 22: Indiana reports 12,438 COVID-19 cases and 661 deaths. The Tyson facility in Logansport voluntarily closes so 2,200 employees can be tested for COVID-19.
  • April 23: Indiana reports 13,039 COVID-19 cases and 709 deaths.
  • April 24: Indiana reports 13,680 COVID-19 cases and 741 deaths. The Indianapolis City-County Council unanimously approved $25 million in an emergency meeting to help small businesses. Fishers City Council creates a city health department with a plan to test every resident.
  • April 25: Indiana reports 14,395 COVID-19 cases and 785 deaths. ISDH launched an antibody testing study for Hoosiers on Saturday. Thousands of residents were randomly selected to participate in the study.
  • April 26: Indiana reports 15,012 positive COVID-19 cases and 813 total deaths.
  • April 27: Indiana reports 15,961 positive COVID-19 cases and 844 total deaths.
  • April 28: Indiana reports 16,588 positive COVID-19 cases and 901 total deaths. Indiana officials say they are opening up COVID-19 testing to more Hoosiers, with expanded criteria and new testing services at 20 sites around the state.
  • April 29: Indiana reports 17,182 positive COVID-19 cases and 964 total deaths. The state said it will spent $43 million on contact tracing.
  • April 30: Indiana reports 17,835 positive COVID-19 cases and 1,007 total deaths. Indianapolis extends its stay-at-home order through May 15.
  • May 1: Indiana reports 18,630 positive COVID-19 cases and 1,062 deaths. Gov. Eric Holcomb announces a phased reopening plan for the state of Indiana. He also extends the stay-at-home order to May 4.
  • May 2: Indiana reports 19,295 positive COVID-19 cases and 1,115 deaths.
  • May 3: Indiana reports 19,993 positive COVID-19 cases and 1,132 deaths.
  • May 4: Indiana reports 583 more COVID-19 cases and 19 additional deaths. The stay-at-home order ends for most of Indiana. That order will end May 11 in Lake and Marion counties, and May 18 in Cass County.
  • May 5: Indiana reports 21,033 positive COVID-19 cases and 1,213 deaths.
  • May 6: Indiana reports 21,870 positive COVID-19 cases and 1,264 deaths. Ivy Tech Community College says it will continue virtual classes when summer courses begin in June.
  • May 7: Indiana reports 22,503 positive COVID-19 cases and 1,295 deaths.
  • May 8: Indiana reports 23,146 positive COVID-19 cases and 1,328 deaths. Cris Johnston, director of the Office of Budget and Management, said the state missed out on nearly $1 billion in anticipated April revenues. All state agencies will be given budget-cutting goals.
  • May 9: Indiana reports 23,732 positive COVID-19 cases and 1,362 deaths.
  • May 10: Indiana reports 24,126 COVID-19 cases in Indiana and 1,379 deaths.
  • May 11: Indiana reports 24,627 COVID-19 cases in Indiana and 1,411 deaths.
  • May 12: Indiana reports 25,127 COVID-19 cases in Indiana and 1,444 deaths.
  • May 13: Indiana reports 25,473 COVID-19 cases in Indiana and 1,482 deaths. The first phase of a state-sponsored study of the coronavirus estimated about 186,000 Hoosiers had COVID-19 or the antibodies for the novel virus by May 1. Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett announced plans for limited reopenings of worship services, retail establishments, the libraries and restaurants.

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