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More than 1,300 members of the Indiana National Guard will be deployed to help the 133 hardest hit nursing homes on Nov. 3 to combat the coronavirus, state officials announced during a weekly press briefing on the pandemic.
The National Guard will then expand support to all 534 nursing homes over the next three weeks, Adjutant General, Brig. Gen. Dale Lyles said. The extra help will be available until Dec. 31.
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Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb said that, while not all of the deaths in the past week have been in nursing homes, a large number are, and acknowledged that was one of