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Indiana coronavirus updates for Monday, June 29, 2020

Coronavirus updates from Monday, June 29.

INDIANAPOLIS — Monday's latest updates on the coronavirus pandemic.  

ISDH update

The Indiana State Department of Health reported 5 new COVID-19 deaths. That brings the state total to 2,432. The new deaths were from June 24 to 28.

There were also 312 more positive cases of COVID-19 in Indiana.

Noblesville Schools releases return-to-school plan

Noblesville Schools laid out its return-to-school plan Monday morning. Classes will begin in-person as regularly scheduled. Students who have health conditions, or family members with health conditions, that put them at higher risk of having adverse affects to COVID-19 will be able to participate in online schooling.

Students will be required to wear masks at certain times of the day:

  • While riding school buses
  • While entering and exiting the school building
  • While getting food from the cafeteria line
  • During passing period
  • In class for some classroom activities

Students should have two cloth masks as part of back-to-school supplies. Schools will supply masks when needed.

The school system is also making some changes to enhance safety throughout areas like playgrounds, water fountains and on school buses. Click here to read the entire reopening plan.

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Latest US, world numbers

There have been 2.54 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. as of 1 a.m. ET Monday, according to Johns Hopkins University. There have been more than 125,000 deaths and 685,000 people recovered.

Worldwide, there have been 10.14 million confirmed cases with more than 501,000 deaths and 5.12 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.

Coronavirus global death toll passes 500,000; over 10 million cases

The world surpassed two sobering coronavirus milestones Sunday -- 500,000 confirmed deaths, 10 million confirmed cases -- and hit another high mark for daily new infections as governments that attempted reopenings continued to backtrack and warn that worse news could be yet to come.

“COVID-19 has taken a very swift and very dangerous turn in Texas over just the past few weeks,” said Gov. Greg Abbott, who allowed businesses to start reopening in early May but on Friday shut down bars and limited restaurant dining amid a spike in cases.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom rolled back reopenings of bars in seven counties, including Los Angeles. He ordered them to close immediately and urged eight other counties to issue local health orders mandating the same.

A reported tally Sunday from Johns Hopkins University researchers said the death toll from the coronavirus pandemic had reached 500,108.

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