Coronavirus Update: Hospital Equipment, The Companies Helping, and College Move Outs Delayed


THREE YEAR OLD. LIVE FROM INDY .YOU’RE WATCHING 13 NEWS . GOOD EVENING. THIS IS INDIANA’S FIRST FULL DAY UNDER THE STAY AT HOME ORDER. WE’LL GET TO THAT IN JUST A MOMENT. BUT FIRST OUR NEWSCAST WILL LOOK A LITTLE DIFFERENT FOR YOU TONIGHT. AND MARIE IS CO ANCHORING FROM HER HOUSE. WE’RE DOING OUR PART OF COURSE TO HAVE AS MANY STAFF MEMBERS OF CHANNEL 13 STAYING AT HOME. GOOD TO SEE YOU, MY FRIEND. BUT LET’S GET OUR VIEWERS CAUGHT UP RIGHT NOW ON THE LATEST AT FIVE O’CLOCK THE INDIANA STATE HEALTH DEPARTMENT NOW CONFIRMING 101 NEW POSITIVE CASES OF COVERED 19. WE HAVE A TOTAL OF 477 POSITIVE CASES ACROSS INDIANA AND 14 DEATHS. THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE GETTING TESTED IN OUR STATE IS GROWING EVERY DAY. WE’RE NOW UP TO MORE THAN 30 300. WELL, INDIANA’S HOSPITALS SAY THEY NEED MORE EQUIPMENT TO HANDLE THE SURGE OF PATIENTS EXPECTED OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS. TONIGHT OUR DUSTIN GROVE LEARNED WHAT THEY’RE DOING TO PREPARE AND THE ITEMS THEY STILL NEED ACROSS THE COUNTRY. AND HERE AT HOME AS MORE PATIENTS HEAD TO THE HOSPITAL WITH HOVEY 19 INTENSIVE MAKING DO WITH WHAT THEY HAVE AT IU HEALTH. THE STATE’S LARGEST HOSPITAL SYSTEM MASKS AND OTHER PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT OR PPE. THESE ARE IN VERY SHORT SUPPLY. THOSE SUPPLIES WE DO NEED TO SEE THEM START TO BE DELIVERED. SO THEY HAVE NOT BEEN DELIVERED YET. WE HAVE RECEIVED SUPPLIES FROM THE STATE IN SMALL QUANTITIES AND WE’RE TOLD THERE ARE MORE BEHIND BEHIND THAT. HOSPITALS ARE ALSO WORKING TO FIND MORE VENTILLATORS COLLECTING FROM OTHER CLINICS AND OUTPATIENT SURGERY CENTERS TO BE USED IN THE INTENSIVE CARE UNIT FOR CORONARVIRUS PATIENTS. AND THEY’RE GETTING CREATIVE SO MACHINES CAN BE SHARED EVEN THINGS THAT ARE 3D PRINTED BUT ESSENTIALLY A SPLIT THAT WOULD MAKE ONE VENTILATOR USE FOR TWO PATIENTS POSSIBLY. DO YOU HAVE A FIRM NUMBER ON HOW MANY THAT YOU NEED OR HOW MANY MORE YOU NEED AT THIS POINT? WE HAVE A VERY FIRM NUMBER ON WHAT WE HAVE IN INVENTORY AND WE HAVE A FIRM NUMBER ON HOW MANY WILL HAVE READY TO BE USED FOR PATIENTS OVER THE NEXT TWO WEEKS. BEYOND THAT IT’S OUR PLANNING FOR WHAT WE ACTUALLY SEE IN TERMS OF THE FORGET PROGRESSION OF THE DISEASE. SO I CAN’T SAY TODAY THAT WE HAVE ENOUGH INDICATORS .I DON’T KNOW WE WON’T KNOW UNTIL WE SEE THE PROGRESSION OF THE DISEASE. WE THE PRESIDENT OF THE INDIANA HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION, OUR INDIANA HOSPITALS ADEQUATELY PREPARED FOR THE POTENTIAL SURGE IN THE COMING WEEKS. I THINK WE’RE AS PREPARED AS WE CAN. THERE IS A LOT ABOUT THIS VIRUS THAT’S NEW. DO I THINK WE HAVE ENOUGH FOR SOME OF THE MORE PESSIMISTIC MODELS? NO. WE’RE YOU KNOW AND I THINK THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT RIGHT NOW. LOOK AT SOME OF THEIR ACTIONS IS DEALING I THINK TAKING A LOT OF STEPS TO TRY TO INCREASE THAT SUPPLY. HOSPITALS ARE HOPING MORE OF THOSE SUPPLIES NOW GET HERE AND DOCTORS SAY THE MOST IMPORTANT THING THEY NEED RIGHT NOW IS FOR YOU TO STAY HOME. THEY CAN’T STRESS ENOUGH THE IMPORTANCE OF STAYING OUT OF THE PUBLIC THAT WAY THAT’LL KEEP THE SPREAD DOWN SO THEY’LL HAVE ENOUGH HANDS, ENOUGH GLOVES AND A VENTILLATORS ENOUGH EVERYTHING THAT TO TREAT THE PEOPLE WHO ARE SICK. BACK TO YOU. ALL RIGHT, DUSTIN, THANK YOU SO MUCH. GOVERNOR ERIC HOLCOMB TODAY SEEM PRETTY EXCITED ABOUT THE NUMBER OF STEPPING UP TO MAKE MASKS AND VENTILLATORS DURING THIS OUTBREAK. OUR RICH BEN WYATT WAS AT THE NEWS CONFERENCE AND JOINS US LIVE TONIGHT AT 5:00 TO EXPLAIN WHAT ELSE THE STATE IS DOING. RICH? WELL, SCOTT, MORE THAN A HUNDRED NEW COLD CASES CONFIRMED OVERNIGHT. TWO ADDITIONAL THAT’S LOST THE DISEASE. THESE NUMBERS ARE DISCOURAGING BEHIND THEM. TODAY WE FOUND OUT THERE IS SOME ENCOURAGING NEWS WE’VE BEEN HEARING ABOUT THE PLIGHT OF HEALTH CARE WORKERS AND THE LACK OF PERSONAL PROTECTION EQUIPMENT THEY’RE HAVING OUT THERE. WELL, THE INDIANA NATIONAL GUARD IT’S A TURNS OUT IS BACK TO WORK SORTING OUT FOUR OR FIVE TRUCKLOADS OF FACE MASKS, HOODS, GLOVES, GOWNS AND OTHER EQUIPMENT. IT WAS SHIPPED OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS FROM THE NATIONAL STRATEGIC STOCKPILE. WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF PUTTING THAT ALL TOGETHER, PICKING IT, GETTING IT READY AND ACTUALLY TODAY ARE GETTING THAT OUT TO SOME OF OUR HOSPITAL SYSTEMS ESPECIALLY LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENTS THAT NEEDED THAT. THIS IS THE SECOND SHIPMENT TO REACH INDIANA. HOSPITALS ARE ALSO GETTING HELP FROM UNLIKELY PLACES. REMEMBER HIGH SCHOOL ALL THE SCIENCE LABS, HEALTH CARE CLASSES. SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION JENNIFER MCCORMICK OUR SCHOOLS WHETHER IT’S SCIENCE LABS OR CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION HAVE SIGNALED TO US THAT WE HAVE GLOVES, WE HAVE MASKS, WE HAVE GOWNS. WHERE DO YOU NEED THEM? SO OUR TEAM IS WORKING WITH THE EMERGENCY OPERATION CENTER TO DETERMINE WHAT THAT DISTRIBUTION LOOKS LIKE. ACCORDING TO THE STATE HEALTH COMMISSIONER, SOME HOSPITALS ARE IN GOOD ENOUGH SHAPE RIGHT NOW THAT THEY DIDN’T NEED THEIR SECOND SHIP IN RIGHT AWAY. BUT DR. BOX QUICKLY POINTED OUT THAT THAT COULD CHANGE AT ANY TIME. INDIANA IS STILL VERY EARLY, VERY EARLY STAGES OF ITS FIGHT WITH COLD AT 19. SCOTT REG. THANK YOU . AND WE ALSO LEARNED TODAY THE MARIN COUNTY CORONER HAS MADE SOME PRETTY SERIOUS CHANGES BECAUSE OF KOVAC 19 AND ONE OF THE MAJOR CHANGES THAT WE LEARNED ABOUT RIGHT NOW DOES INCLUDE THREE REFRIGERATED TRAILERS THAT THEY’VE ORDERED AS PART OF TEMPORARY STORAGE FOR BODIES IF NECESSARY. THESE TRAILERS WE LEARN ARE CONNECTED TO A POWER GENERATOR AS STEVE JEFFERSON SHOWS US NOW THE CORNER IS REALLY DOING HER BEST TO TRY TO KEEP NOT ONLY HER WORKERS AND HER OWN FAMILY SAFE AS CORONA VIRUS CONTINUES TO SPREAD WHICH I HAVE YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO YOUR ARM DON’T HAPPEN TO ME AS MARION COUNTY CORONER DR. LEEANDREA SLOANE DEMONSTRATED BEST COUGHING PRACTICES OVER. SHE URGED PEOPLE TO STAY HOME TO HELP STOP CALL 19. YES. YOU MAY FEEL LIKE YOU’RE GOING CRAZY. GET THEM IF YOU FEEL LIKE YOU GO BONKERS BUT MAYBE YOU CAN PLAY WITH YOUR KID THAT TAKE THAT YOU HAVE. YOU READ A BOOK OR SOMETHING THAT YOU NEED TO STATE. SLOAN IS ALSO A MOTHER TO THREE SONS. KEEPING THEM SAFE FROM THE VIRUS TO INTERACT MORE DEFIANT. I’VE ALWAYS HAD GAME OR GAMES FOR MY KIDS SO THAT’S HORRIBLE WHEN PLAYING A PLAYING CARD AS AN IU HEALTH PHYSICIAN, SLOAN CONDUCTS VIRTUAL APPOINTMENTS NOW TO LOWER RISK OF EXPOSURE AND AS THE CORONER SHE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR LOWERING THE RISK AT THE MORE TO ESPECIALLY TO THE PUBLIC. YOU HAVE TO PICK UP ALONG AND YOU HAVE TO IDENTIFY THE. AND THAT’S IMPORTANT. BUT WE ALSO WANT TO KEEP YOU ALL SAFE AS WELL AS OURSELVES. PART OF KEEPING THE MARIN COUNTY CORONER’S OFFICE SAFE IS KEEPING UP WITH THE CORONARVIRUS DEFICIT. MARIN COUNTY AND THE TESTING. SLOAN SAYS OUT OF 13 TESTS ON PEOPLE WHO PASSED AWAY, THEY’VE BEEN TOLD SIX PEOPLE TESTED POSITIVE. FIVE ARE SUSPECTED CASES AND THEY’RE STILL WAITING ON TWO RESULTS. IF IT IS EDUCATION, IT HASN’T IMPROVED YET. WE ARE TESTING AND IF WE ARE TESTING THERE ARE MEASURES WE HAVE TO DO. LIKE YOU, THEY NEED A PRESSURE ROOM FOR THE ACTUAL EXAM. SLOAN HOVEY. MORE THAN ANYTHING THAT EVERYONE DOES THEIR HELPED STOP CORONA IN ITS TRACKS. BUT YOU CAN’T LOOK AT SOMEONE AND TELL WHETHER THEY HAVE CORONARVIRUS. SO THE BEST THING IS TO REALLY KEEP IT BY PUT OUT WHICH IS ONE STAY AT HOME . YES, STAY AT HOME AND YOU KNOW THE GOVERNOR’S ORDER TO HAVE PEOPLE STAY AT HOME RIGHT NOW IS DELAYING THINGS FOR STUDENTS THAT ARE YOU IN BLOOMINGTON? THEY HAD PLANNED TO MOVE OUT OF THEIR DORMS BUT WE’VE NOW HEARD FROM A SPOKESPERSON WITH THE DIVERSITY NOW NOW SAYING THAT STUDENTS NEED TO RESCHEDULE THE APPOINTMENTS THAT THEY HAD FOR MOVING OUT AND THEY NEED TO SET UP A NEW DATE. IN THE MEANTIME, ARE YOU CONTINUING TO DO CLASSES ONLINE? THIS AN EFFORT TO KEEP STUDENTS SAFE AS WELL AS EDUCATED AND A BIG CHANGE UP AT LAFAYETTE TO LOOK AT THIS. THIS IS PURDUE UNIVERSITY’S CAMPUS USUALLY ON A DAY LIKE TODAY A BEAUTIFUL DAY WITH BLUE SKIES AND THE SUN OUT. WE WOULD EXPECT TO SEE STUDENTS GOING TO CLASS TODAY BUT INSTEAD WE SEE THIS AN EMPTY WALKWAY BY MEMORIAL WALL. NO ONE NEAR THE

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