INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana State Health Commissioner Dr. Kristina Box has tested positive for COVID-19 for a second time. She is one of 15,000 Hoosiers to be reinfected, according to the Indiana Department of Health.
Box tested positive using a rapid COVID-19 test Tuesday morning after she became symptomatic Monday night, the State Department of Health announced Wednesday morning.
The health department said Box also received a PCR test, which will be sent to sequencing to determine if she was infected with the omicron variant.
Box is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and received a booster dose in November. She previously tested positive for COVID-19 in October 2020.
According to the State Health Department, Box experienced symptoms that included muscle aches, chills, coughing and a sore throat. She is isolating at home.
On Tuesday, IDOH reported 172 more Hoosiers died from COVID-19 and that another 8,533 people tested positive.