Indiana Government Actions on Covid-19 - Updated 5/12/2020
Today’s update discusses:
- new COVID-19 drug in Indiana
- spike in positive cases in enclosed populations
- Indiana has received shipments of remdesivir, the only FDA-approved drug to treat coronavirus. Clinical trials indicate that patients treated with this drug may have shorter hospital stays. Currently, only 1,000 doses have been shipped to the state. Officials have not yet announced how they will distribute the available doses.
- Positive cases of COVID-19 in Indiana nursing homes and prisons are still rising. In the Johnson County Jail, for example, 23 of the 33 recently tested inmates tested positive for the virus. The Indiana Health Department is now working with the local sheriff’s office “to complete tests of all inmates as well as the rest of [the] jail staff.”