Officials worry about virus outbreaks in parts of Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Health officials are warning about a growing number of COVID-19 illnesses in the Evansville and South Bend areas as new infections and hospitalizations across Indiana are higher than two weeks ago when Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb decided to lift most statewide precaution rules. Democratic governor candidate Woody Myers criticized Holcomb’s move as putting lives as risk and said tougher rules are needed in some parts of the state. State statistics show that Indiana’s COVID-19 hospitalizations are at a level last recorded in late May. Local health officials say they’re worried about Evansville- and South Bend-area hospitals becoming overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients.

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