Indiana helps small companies hurt by virus; 40 more deaths

Indiana is making $30 million available to small businesses to help them recover from losses caused by the coronavirus outbreak, officials said Friday.

Posted: May 31, 2020 9:56 AM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana is making $30 million available to small businesses to help them recover from losses caused by the coronavirus outbreak, officials said Friday.

Forty more Indiana residents have died from COVID-19, while another 521 have been diagnosed with the respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus, state health officials said.

SMALL BUSINESS AID

The Small Business Restart Fund uses federal relief funds for businesses with fewer than 50 employees and $5 million in annual revenue that have experienced a 40% drop in revenues, Secretary of Commerce Jim Schellinger said.

Businesses can be reimbursed for up to 80% of qualified expenses, such as rent or mortgage payments, utilities, property lease payments and safety investments including personal protective equipment, Schellinger said. They can receive up to $2,500 in grants for each month, and those that demonstrate a revenue loss of at least 80% will be awarded up to $5,000 for each month, up to a maximum of $10,000.

“To restart Indiana’s economic engine, it’s critical that we provide Hoosier businesses and entrepreneurs with the support they need to grow and get back on track,” Gov. Eric Holcomb said in a news release.

Indiana is home to more than 100,000 small businesses that employ more than 941,000 people.

More than 70,000 Indiana companies have received a total of nearly $9.5 billion in Paycheck Protection Program loans from the Small Business Administration, Schellinger said.

VIRUS NUMBERS

The 40 additional deaths increased Indiana’s confirmed COVID-19 deaths to 1,946, the Indiana State Department of Health said. State Health Commissioner Dr. Kristina Box noted the numbers were trending in the right direction.

“Our deaths and our cases are actually on the decline, our hospitalized admissions are on the decline,” she said during a state news briefing on the virus with Holcomb and Schellinger.

Another 164 people have died from probable infections of COVID-19 and those deaths increase Indiana’s confirmed or presumed COVID-19 deaths to 2,110 since the state’s first deaths was recorded on March 15.

The additional 521 Hoosiers who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 bring Indiana’s total number of confirmed cases to 33,558, the state agency said.

For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.

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Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 118322

Reported Deaths: 3591
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Marion21502767
Lake10688323
Elkhart6707111
St. Joseph6619113
Allen6330205
Hamilton4938109
Vanderburgh378131
Hendricks2766124
Monroe265536
Tippecanoe256613
Johnson2352124
Clark225957
Porter219947
Delaware200162
Cass19559
Vigo186827
Madison170375
LaPorte149141
Floyd139664
Warrick138242
Howard132663
Kosciusko125917
Bartholomew118457
Marshall101524
Dubois99919
Boone99146
Grant95134
Hancock94643
Noble93132
Henry81226
Jackson7739
Wayne77014
Morgan73438
Daviess68028
Shelby68029
Dearborn67528
LaGrange64011
Clinton62314
Harrison59224
Putnam58411
Gibson5355
Knox5289
Lawrence51629
Montgomery51121
DeKalb48811
White48714
Decatur45939
Miami4394
Greene42735
Fayette42313
Jasper4012
Scott39011
Steuben3907
Posey3460
Sullivan33812
Jennings31612
Franklin31325
Clay3085
Ripley3078
Orange28824
Whitley2826
Carroll27813
Adams2763
Wabash2728
Starke2717
Washington2701
Wells2674
Spencer2633
Jefferson2503
Huntington2473
Fulton2442
Tipton22822
Randolph2238
Perry22113
Jay1920
Newton17411
Owen1711
Martin1680
Pike1641
Rush1574
Vermillion1310
Fountain1292
Blackford1213
Pulaski1141
Crawford1100
Parke1072
Brown1043
Benton870
Ohio797
Union790
Switzerland690
Warren411
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