(INDIANAPOLIS) – It looks like Indiana will close out 2020 in a State of Emergency.
Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb on Tuesday announced that he signed an Executive Order that extends the public health emergency through at least December 31.
Executive Order 20-02, which Holcomb first issued on March 6 when the announcement of the first COVID-19 case in Indiana was made, declared a public health emergency to ensure the State of Indiana received additional funding if needed.
The order has now been extended nine times, and the State of Indiana has been under a public health emergency for 270 days.
The announcement comes on the same day that Indiana health officials reported there were 5,518 new cases of COVID-19 and 142 new deaths. That is the most reported deaths in any single day for Indiana.
The updated figures bring Indiana's total coronavirus toll to 344,373 cases and 5,598 deaths.
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