So far 16 people have died in Indiana from Covid-19 in what the governor says is the most deadly day since the pandemic began.
“Families are mourning and grieving and will be for a long, long time” Gov. Eric Holcomb said in a press conference today in Indianapolis.
A total of 65 people have died in the state from the virus, and there have been 2,565 total positive cases, the Indiana State Department of Health reported earlier Wednesday.
The governor announced the launch of a social distancing initiative called #INThisTogether, joining pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly, the Indianapolis Colts, the Indiana Pacers and others.
While speaking as part of that announcement, Eli Lilly CEO David Ricks said their plants in Indiana are running full time and getting medicine they manufacture to your counter is “not something to worry about.”
Indiana says that it has received three shipments from the national stockpile and is taking inventory and repacking from the most recent shipment, according to the State Health Commissioner Dr. Kristina Box.
Separately, Box also said they’d been told that all states will receive rapid tests and they are expected to get 15 machines to process them, but did not elaborate.
Holcomb issued a somber warning that even if you’re healthy, Covid-19 “will use you to kill others.”
“Don’t gamble with your life and don’t gamble with others’,” he added.