As COVID-19 instances proceed to surge, bolstered by the delta variant, Gov. Eric Holcomb on Monday renewed the state’s public health emergency order for the 18th time.
The most recent renewal will run via the tip of September.
On the identical time, Holcomb additionally issued a short-term order for dealing with the coronavirus unfold, shopping for time to situation an order later this week that can lengthen via the month.
Ongoing discussions with hospital executives, who’ve been seeing growing affected person volumes, led Holcomb to situation the placeholder second government order, stated Holcomb spokeswoman Erin Murphy. She stated she anticipated Holcomb to situation an up to date order on Wednesday that might final via September.
The orders each reference the latest improve in COVID-19 instances and an increase within the variety of sufferers hospitalized with the virus, the overwhelming majority of whom are unvaccinated.
The orders assist be certain that the state has entry to federal applications corresponding to meals stamps and in addition lay out what measures, if any, the governor can take to attempt to mitigate the unfold of COVID.
As of Aug. 15, in accordance with the well being orders, 981 of 1,000 new COVID-19 sufferers hospitalized weren’t vaccinated, 189 of 195 COVID-19 ICU sufferers weren’t vaccinated and 67 out of 71 COVID-19 deaths got here in individuals who had not been vaccinated.
On that day, the seven-day shifting common for every day new COVID-19 instances with 2,486 and there have been 1,462 folks hospitalized throughout the state with COVID-19, in accordance with the state’s COVID dashboard.
Monday, the seven-day shifting common had climbed to 4,275 and there have been 2,221 folks hospitalized throughout the state.
Final November when the state neared the two,500 mark for hospitalizations and a seven-day new case common of greater than 4,500, Holcomb introduced a county metrics map that positioned restrictions on counties which had the very best degree of viral unfold.
In March as instances waned and vaccinations soared, Holcomb stated that native governments would now be able to make their own decisions about venue capability. On the time he lifted the state’s masks mandate, additionally leaving that call to native governments.
Indiana residents can schedule an appointment by calling the state’s 211 hotline or visiting ourshot.in.gov.