Health Officials Say Actions Have Pushed Back Peak Of Virus

(INDIANAPOLIS) – Indiana’s health commissioner says actions aimed at stemming the spread of the coronavirus have pushed back the expected peak of illnesses in the state and given hospitals more time to prepare.

The COVID-19 death toll for Indiana has reached at least 387 people as health officials on Tuesday reported 37 additional deaths.

Health Commissioner Dr. Kristina Box

Previous projections had shown Indiana could be seeing a surge of illnesses as early as this week, but Health Commissioner Dr. Kristina Box says that is now expected in late April for the Indianapolis area and the first weeks of May for rest of the state.