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The Indiana State Department of Health reported 38 additional confirmed deaths on Wednesday, bringing the state’s total to 1,482. The state announced more than 25,000 total confirmed cases, with more than 154,000 Hoosiers tested.

An estimated 186,000 Hoosiers have or had COVID-19. That number is from initial results of a statewide study by the Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI.

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Utility companies will soon be allowed to resume disconnections for unpaid bills. The state’s consumer advocate group is asking the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission to continue protections for people unemployed due to the COVID-19 crisis. 

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The Indiana Department of Education is rejecting the latest guidance from Education Secretary Betsy DeVos about how to share emergency school funding with private schools, after it spurred pushback from education leaders at all levels.