"Based on data from other countries who are further along in their omicron surge, we expect to see a very steep rise in cases over the next several weeks," said Dr. Kristina Box, state health commissioner.
On Friday the Indiana Department of Health announced that anyone 18 or older can get a booster dose of Pfizer or Moderna.
Newton County is now in the red designation, the highest rating showing 200 or more weekly cases per 100,000 residents.
Hoosier parents can schedule appointments beginning at 7 a.m. Thursday to get their children ages 5 to 11 protected against infection, hospitalization and death from COVID-19.
The Republican chief executive signed two executive orders Saturday continuing Indiana's public health emergency due to the coronavirus until at least Dec. 1.
State health officials are anticipating Hoosier children ages 5 to 11 will be able to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine possibly as soon as the middle of next week.
VALPARAISO – Porter County Community Foundation has set up a new agency to focus on improving life for children in their first three years of life.
The data accessed by the company included name, address, email address, gender, ethnicity and race, and date of birth of individuals who filled out the state's COVID-19 contact tracing survey.
"We are very strongly recommending that everyone in schools, and in the state really, follow the CDC recommendations with regards to masking and that is masking students, teachers and staff in schools at all times," Indiana State Health Commissioner Dr. Kristina Box said.
Gov. Eric Holcomb is extending his declaration of a statewide public health emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic through at least the end of July.
A third wave of COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations and deaths could disrupt life again in NWI come fall unless Region residents take action now to get vaccinated against the coronavirus.
There no longer is sufficient need to continue operating Indiana's OptumServe COVID-19 testing sites, since tests now are available at pharmacies, health care providers and local health departments.
A combined state and federal effort to make the free COVID-19 vaccine easy to access in Northwest Indiana immunized more than 63,000 people during its seven weeks of operation.
Hoosier parents of boys and girls ages 12 to 15 can take their children to be immunized against COVID-19 beginning at 8 a.m. Thursday at any Indiana vaccination site offering the Pfizer vaccine.
Gov. Eric Holcomb is extending his declaration of a statewide public health emergency due to COVID-19 through at least the end of May.
Starting Wednesday, anyone age 18 and up can get the single-shot Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at the vaccination clinic in Gary and immediately be fully immunized against the coronavirus.
"Offering 2,800 first doses in just two days literally gives our vaccination program a shot in the arm," said Dr. Maria Stamp, Porter County health officer.
Federal, state and local officials opened the doors Tuesday to a mass vaccination clinic in Gary that's capable of injecting up to 2,000 people a day with a COVID-19 vaccine.
Gov. Eric Holcomb last week announced he’s ending his weekly COVID-19 news conferences that thousands of Hoosiers regularly tuned in at 1:30 p.m. Region time every Wednesday for the past year.
Beginning today all Hoosiers 16 and older are eligible to make an appointment to receive the free COVID-19 vaccine at any of 536 sites across the state, including several mass vaccination clinics.
Some 2.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered since December, meaning the number of fully immunized Hoosiers should double in coming weeks as individuals receive their second dose.
"Our goal is to get more shots in arms in Indiana. So we're eager for the vaccine supply to increase substantially," said Dr. Kristina Box, state health commissioner.
The new death was among 12 more reported across Indiana.