FREE ACCESS: Holcomb extends stay-at-home order to April 21
Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb’s stay-at-home order was supposed to end this coming Tuesday.
That has now been extended by two weeks. Holcomb made the announcement Friday afternoon.
As of the announcement, Greene County has nine positive COVID-19 tests.
There are 3,437 positive cases statewide and 102 total deaths.
In the United States, there are more than 239,000 cases and 5,540 deaths; and all over the world, more than a million cases and over 58,100 deaths with 277,740 recovered cases.
A model by the University of Washinton’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, fed with daily statistics from the Indiana State Department of Health, predicts the number of COVID-19 patients in Indiana to peak in mid-April.
The original stay-at-home order began March 25.
According to the Associated Press, “Holcomb has repeatedly urged residents to avoid unnecessary trips outside their home and to remain at least six feet from those they don’t live with to help stem the virus spread... For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. Older adults and people with existing health problems are among those particularly susceptible to more severe illness, including pneumonia. The vast majority of people recover.”
For more information about COVID-19 and an up-to-date count on cases state- and county-wide, visit www.in.gov/coronavirus or those with specific questions can call 317-223-7125.