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An opioid epidemic. High smoking rates. Health care provider shortages. Indiana faces serious public health challenges. Side Effects Public Media provides in-depth coverage of these issues and more.

Hospital CEO gets COVID-19, Coronavirus News Tuesday, March 24

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With states such as Indiana and Michigan adding “stay-at-home” orders on Monday, millions of Americans are significantly restricting their lifestyles to slow the coronavirus. Nationwide, there are over 40,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including the head of a large Indiana hospital chain, and the spread doesn’t appear to be slowing. Experts caution that the current spread has not yet been impacted by social distancing and quarantining measures -- they hope to see new cases drop next week. 

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  • Gov. Andy Beshear established a fund for residents that lost income because of the outbreak.



  • There are over 180 confirmed cases of the virus statewide. 

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As the case count continues to rise, information on this story is moving quickly and may be out-of-date. We recommend checking the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for ways to stay safe and this John Hopkins tool for the most recent data.

This story was produced by Side Effects Public Media, a news collaborative covering public health.