The Indiana State Department of Health confirmed a total of 324,537 positive coronavirus cases in the state, including 5,328 deaths.
In the last 24 hours, officials have conducted 48,612 tests, with a seven-day test positivity rate of 11.1%.
Indiana tops monthly high for COVID-19 deaths
Indiana’s reported deaths Thursday make November Indiana’s deadliest COVID-19 month yet with at least 1,118 confirmed deaths.
Indiana’s monthly high for COVID-19 deaths was 1,041 in April. Indiana’s hospitals are now treating nearly double the number of coronavirus patients as at any point since seeing their first infections in March.
Purdue to give staff $750 bonuses for ‘heroic’ pandemic work
Purdue University plans to reward its faculty and staff with a $750 bonus for their “heroic work” keeping the West Lafayette campus open during the coronavirus pandemic.
School officials announced Wednesday that more than 15,000 faculty, staff and graduate student staff hired before Sept. 1, 2020, will get the money in their checks in December. Part-time staff will get a pro-rated amount.
The Journal & Courier reports that Purdue President Mitch Daniels congratulated faculty and staff in a campus-wide letter sent Wednesday morning for getting through the in-person portion of the fall semester.
He called the bonus an “appreciation award.”
ABC 7 Chicago contributed to this report.
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