New State COVID Numbers Released, Hints of Pullback Starting Friday

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb delivers his State of the State address to a joint session of the legislature at the Statehouse, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

There was a significant jump in the number of COVID-19 cases in Indiana today. At Governor Holcomb’s daily briefing, FSSA Chief Medical Officer Dr. Dan Rasiniak gave the latest numbers and explained the a major factor in the increase was the outbreak reported at the Tyson meat packing plant in Cass County.

Meanwhile the state has introduced a new website to help Hoosiers who are struggling mentally in the stay-at-home society. It’s called be-well-indiana-dot-org, and it offers tips for staying safe during this time, but also access to mental and emotional health assistance.

Holcomb added that updates on how the state plans to push forward with testing and tracking COVID-19 here, as well as how the state plans to begin to operate after Friday when the “hunker down order” is due to end are coming this week