Coronavirus Disease COVID-19

A flu-like disease called COVID-19 is spreading across the world. The disease is caused by coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China in 2019.

Eyewitness News is committed to covering this important topic with facts, not fear. We will walk you through this outbreak with information that will show there is no need to panic.

We will share scientific facts about the virus as well as the basic precautions you can take to lower your risk. WTHR has a mission as a TV station to avoid sensational language and will strive to put information into context you can understand and use.

If you have a recent history of travel to China or contact with someone suspected of having COVID-19 and are experience symptoms such as fever, cough and shortness of breath, please contact the Indiana State Department of Health: Epidemiology Resource Center. From 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. call 317-233-7125 or e-mail epiresource@isdh.in.gov. After hours please call 317-233-1325.

President Trump adds 30 days to social distancing guidelines as coronavirus spreads

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Trump had expressed interest in relaxing the national guidelines but instead decided to extend them through April.Read more

Country legend Joe Diffie, 61, dies from COVID-19 complications

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CMA and GRAMMY-winning country music legend Joe Diffie passed away Sunday, March 29, from complications of coronavirus (COVID-19). Read more

Neighborhood says 'thanks' to healthcare workers

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Some Indianapolis residents organized a neighborhood salute for healthcare heroes on the front lines of fighting the coronavirus pandemic.Read more


Florida governor orders border checkpoints, quarantines for visitors

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has ordered checkpoints set up along the state's borders to stop drivers coming from what he calls coronavirus hot spots.Read more

Fauci says coronavirus deaths in US could top 100,000

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Dr. Anthony Fauci told CNN Sunday that the country could experience more than 100,000 deaths and millions of infections from the coronavirus pandemic.Read more

New York Knicks owner, MSG chairman James Dolan has coronavirus

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The NBA team announced that its owner and executive chairman of Madison Square Garden Company has tested positive.Read more

Indiana coronavirus updates: US seeking more information on COVID-19 testing

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Sunday's latest updates on the COVID-19 pandemic.Read more

Couple pulls off pregnancy reveal after quarantine

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They were planning to reveal to Anna's 93-year-old grandma that they were pregnant, but ended up having to stay in quarantine for 14 days.Read more

Indy Parks warns people to stay safe, follow guidelines while getting fresh air

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Indy Parks is stressing to visitors to follow new rules at parks to stay safe.Read more


Trump: No quarantine, but travel advisory for NY, CT and NJ

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President Donald Trump is backing away from calling for a quarantine for coronavirus hotspots in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.Read more

15 seniors now diagnosed with coronavirus at Johnson County nursing home

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13 Investigates has confirmed that seven more residents of the Otterbein Senior Life nursing home in Franklin have tested positive for COVID-19.Read more