Indiana announces 784 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, 4 deaths

Indiana reported 784 new confirmed cases of coronavirus Sunday and four additional deaths, health officials announced.

The Indiana State Department of Health reported the total number of COVID-19 cases in the state is at 67,857 with 2,775 deaths overall. Health officials said there are another 200 probable deaths.

Public health officials have sent of an Indianapolis barber shop a court summons for allegedly violating mask guidelines. The Marion County Public Health Department has investigated more than 300 complaints related to mask violations.

Indianapolis officials required masks in public places in early July. Indiana officials imposed a statewide mask order a few weeks later.

Jack’s Barber Shop has been cited three times for coronavirus-related complaints. Owner Brenda Barrett told WISH-TV she doesn’t take issue with the requirements.

“I have no problem with it but when they keep changing the rules and there’s no guidelines, I cannot comply. No, I want to keep everyone safe. I don’t want to get my customers sick,” Barrett said.

For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. But for others, especially older people and the infirm, it can cause severe symptoms and lead to death.