INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR/TEGNA/AP) — Tuesday’s latest updates on the coronavirus pandemic.
ISDH gives daily update on cases
There are now more than 32,000 reported cases of coronavirus in Indiana. ISDH reported 373 more cases Tuesday.
Deaths total 1,850 after 18 more were reported Tuesday.
- See where confirmed Indiana coronavirus cases are with this interactive map
TJX stores expected to open worldwide by end of June
While most Indiana stores are open at a limited capacity, TJX Companies — the parent company of TJ Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods — announced it expected most company stores to be reopened by the end of June.
According to the company’s most recent fiscal report, more than 1,600 stores have already reopened worldwide.
Stores are taking precautions with requiring all employees to wear masks while working and posting signs indicating customers are also expected to wear masks while shopping. The company also said all associates must do daily health screenings and temperature checks.
The fitting rooms at U.S. stores have also been temporarily closed, and protective shields have been installed at the cash registers.
Marion County Emergency Operations Center provides update on positive cases in first responders
The Marion County Emergency Operations Center is providing an update on the positive cases of COVID-19 among first responders with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD), Indianapolis Fire Department (IFD) and Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services (IEMS).
Here are the latest numbers as of May 26:
- IMPD: In total, 42 officers have tested positive for COVID-19. Thirty-six have subsequently recovered from the virus, been cleared by a medical professional, and returned to work.
- IFD: In total, 32 firefighters have tested positive for COVID-19. All but one have since recovered from the virus, been cleared by a medical professional, and returned to work.
- IEMS: In total, eight providers have tested positive for COVID-19. All of them have recovered from the virus, been cleared by a medical professional, and returned to work.
Firefighters, IEMS providers, and police officers are instructed to practice social distancing when possible, wash or sanitize their hands frequently, and wear the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) appropriate for each run.
The Doobie Brothers reschedule 50th anniversary tour to 2021
The Doobie Brothers are rescheduling their 50th anniversary tour because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees announced Tuesday that the tour, which was to begin in June, will now kick off in July 2021.
The band was previously scheduled to perform at the Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center July 30, 2020 but will now perform in Noblesville Sept. 11, 2021.
Latest US, world numbers
There have been 1.66 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. as of 3:30 a.m. ET Tuesday, according to Johns Hopkins University. There have been more than 98,000 deaths and 379,000 people recovered.
Worldwide, there have been 5.49 million confirmed cases with 346,000 deaths and 2.23 million recovered.
- RELATED: See where confirmed Indiana coronavirus cases are with this interactive map
For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia and death.
Kroger offers free west side testing site through Wednesday
Kroger Health is partnering with the Marion County Public Health Department and Indianapolis Public Schools to offer free drive-thru COVID-19 testing.
Testing will be available May 26 and 27 at Ernie Pyle Elementary School from 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.
People with and without symptoms can register to get tested at thelittle.clinic.com/drivethru-testing.
Eligibility to be tested will be determined by a virtual screening tool.
Those who are selected will use a self-administered nasal swab to conduct the test.
“The COVID-19 pandemic requires city-wide action from a broad coalition of community partners,” Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett said in a statement. “It should therefore come as no surprise to see Kroger step-up and partner with our county’s health department and Indianapolis Public Schools to provide this free service.”
Kroger and the Little Clinic are donating professional services to oversee the tests.