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Daily Coronavirus News: Friday, March 13

Holcomb said in a statement he "fully expects" additional steps will be needed to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Photo by Lauren Chapman/Indiana Public Broadcasting.
Holcomb said in a statement he "fully expects" additional steps will be needed to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Events across the country continue to be cancelled, many schools are closing and the stock market is being shaken dramatically. Now, many public health experts are criticizing the lack of available testing to determine if someone is infected with coronavirus. Here’s the latest news from the Midwest: 

Indiana: 

Illinois

Iowa: 

  • Des Moines Public Schools -- the largest district in the state -- cancelled classesfor 17 days. 

Missouri: 

Ohio: 

Kentucky: 

Check back to Side Effects for frequent round-ups of coronavirus news from the Midwest. We also want to help you sort fact from fiction when it comes to virus. Email health@wfyi.org or text “health” to 73224 with your questions, and we will search for the answers.

This is a rapidly evolving story, and we are working hard to bring you the most up-to-date information. However, we recommend checking the websites of theCenters for Disease Control and Prevention for the most recent numbers of COVID-19 cases.

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Carter is a reporter based at WFYI in Indianapolis, Indiana. A long-time Hoosier, she is thrilled to stay in her hometown to cover public health. Previously, she covered education for WFYI News with a focus on school safety. Carter graduated with a journalism degree from Indiana University, and previously interned with stations in Bloomington, Indiana and Juneau, Alaska.