The Journal Gazette
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 3:00 pm

Indiana State Health Commissioner tests positive for COVID-19

NIKI KELLY | The Journal Gazette

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana State Health Commissioner Dr. Kristina Box has tested positive for COVID-19, along with her daughter and grandson.

The news came as Gov. Eric Holcomb chastised Hoosiers for not wearing masks and cautioned about Indiana's worsening numbers but chose not to take any action.

“Too many are ignoring science and rolling the dice," Holcomb said.

The governor and several other state workers will be tested this afternoon.

Indiana's positivity rate has jumped from 3.9% to 5.3% in a month. Hospitalizations are at their highest levels since May.

Box said her grandson attended an in-home daycare and that is how it is believed she and her daughter were infected.

“God willing none of will become more ill,” Box said.

Her daughter and grandson have mild symptoms and Box has none so far.

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