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Governor Holcomb extends ‘stage 4.5’ by two weeks due to the increase of COVID-19 cases

INDIANA (Fort Wayne's NBC) - Due to the increased cases of COVID-19 in the Hoosier state, Governor Eric Holcomb announced that Indiana will stay in 'stage 4.5'.

During this weekly coronavirus update with Gov. Holcomb and other the state's top health officials, they announced their plans to stay in stage 4.5 for another two weeks.

Gov. Holcomb did not issue a mandatory mask mandate but did give communities the go-ahead to adapt accordingly.

Holcomb’s decision means Indiana restaurants will continue to be allowed 75% capacity in their dining rooms, while bars, nightclubs, bowling alleys, museums and movie theaters can be open at half capacity.

With Wednesday's numbers, Indiana State Health Officials reported 700 new cases of COVID-19, including ten new deaths.

Read More: 700 new COVID-19 cases reported in Indiana Wednesday, ten deaths

With this new information, the total number of COVID-19 cases in the Hoosier state increased to 53,370.

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Emilia Miles

Emilia Miles joined Fort Wayne’s NBC in September 2019 as a Social Media and Digital Content Manager. Emilia also serves as a producer. She’s a Fort Wayne native and graduated from Indiana University.

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