Long-term care facilities to disclose COVID-19 info
Long-term care facilities are now required to start disclosing COVID-19 information to prospecting residents and their relatives. That’s part of the latest information released today (April 27) during Gov. Eric Holcomb’s daily briefing.
The state is also beginning to provide weekly data regarding the outbreak at these facilities throughout Indiana. As of Friday (April 24), 1,467 cases of COVID-19 have been identified. Those have taken place at 148 facilities. There are 85 facilities with at least one death, with that number totaling 260 individuals.
Overall, the state saw its highest single-day increase in new cases during the past 24 hours, with 963 new cases. Officials said the majority of these were tied to an outbreak at a Tyson Food’s facility in Cass County. There are now 15,961 known cases of the coronavirus statewide. Also, the state reported 31 additional deaths, with that total now at 844 people. There have now been 84,476 Hoosiers tested for COVID-19. There were 2,779 new tests performed since the last update.
Also today, the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration launched a new website, BeWellIndiana.org, to provide Hoosiers with free mental health resources that have been vetted by experts. The site is intended to help with increase anxiety, depression and other mental health issues during the outbreak.