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Governor Eric Holcomb lifts restrictions on non-emergency procedures

Governor Eric Holcomb made the decision to lift the executive order that previously postponed elective procedures across the state of Indiana. This comes as the governor says hospitalization rates have improved.

Posted: Dec 31, 2020 12:34 AM
Updated: Dec 31, 2020 8:10 AM

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WLFI)-Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb has extended the executive order for another three weeks. While the order will stay mostly the same, there is one change taking place. Governor Eric Holcomb made the decision to lift the executive order that previously postponed elective procedures across the state of Indiana. This comes as the Governor says hospitalization rates have improved.

The governor says they have been in regular contact with hospitals across the state. After being in regular contact with hospitals, health leaders say they can handle capacity and resume elective and non-emergency procedures

According to the hospital census, around three thousand Hoosiers currently remain hospitalized with COVID-19 statewide.
Daily admissions as of December 23rd were around 400 people, which according to state health commissioner Dr. Kristina Box does remain on the higher end of admissions that the state has seen during the pandemic. While hospitals have assured the Governor they can handle resuming elective and non-emergency procedures, he says things could still change in the future.

"I say that today but we monitor these numbers again every day and every week," said Governor Holcomb.  "So while there is an executive order out there that goes three weeks we are going to be reviewing this tomorrow and the next day whether it's a holiday or not. "

This new executive order will last until January 24th. Other than the changes to elective and non-emergency procedures everything else will stay the same.

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