Holcomb, state officials provide COVID-19 update

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INDIANAPOLIS (FOX59)– Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb is set to provide his daily update on the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wednesday’s briefing will take place at 2:30 p.m. The governor will be joined by state officials including State Health Commissioner Kristina Box.

Holcomb on Tuesday announced a new effort to ramp up coronavirus testing. Including new testing sites in Terre Haute and Vincennes.

As a part of the state’s plan to re-open the economy, it is partnering with IUPUI to conduct a scientific study to determine the spread of COVID-19 in Indiana. The state will test 5,000 Hoosiers for free.

Those identified to participate in the study will receive a postcard from the state. Once they respond, they will receive a free test. To date, 3,774 people have registered to participate in the study.

Holcomb said updates will be coming Friday on the state’s stay-at-home order and potential plans for reopening the state economy.

Wednesday afternoon, the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) reported 605 new positive coronavirus cases since yesterday, and 63 new deaths. Those numbers bring the statewide totals to 17,182 and 964 respectively. More than 91,000 people have been tested in Indiana.

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