Governor Holcomb provides updates on the state's response to COVID-19

NOW: Governor Holcomb provides updates on the state’s response to COVID-19

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb held a press conference Wednesday afternoon to discuss the latest developments regarding COVID-19 in the state.

Dr. Kristina Box, the state health commissioner, provided an update to testing.

She said the state is still dealing with a limited number of test kits so they are continuing to do targeted testing.

The state released new testing guidelines on Wednesday to include symptomatic individuals who don't need to be hospitalized but are at high risk because of underlying health conditions.

The state is also including pregnant women in the group of people who should be tested even if they don’t need hospitalized.

Dr. Box said they are distributing 3,000 test kits to 9 different hospital systems that stated they are critically low.

She added the state will be receiving 15 of the rapid test machines. They will be working on a plan to implement them over the next 24-48 hours.

Governor Holcomb spoke and said COVID-19 is present in 83 of Indiana's counties.

He said Hoosiers need to continue to isolate and practice social distancing if you must go out.

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