ISDH reports first COVID-19 death and 5 new cases raising total to 24

Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS (WANE) The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) Monday morning reported five new presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in the state bringing the total to 24. So far there have been 139 tests performed in Indiana according to the ISDH. Monday afternoon it was announced one person has died from the COVID-19 virus.

The new cases involve residents of Bartholomew (1), Floyd (1), Hendricks (1), Howard (1) and Marion (1) counties. So far no cases have been reported in Allen County.

The adult who died is from Marion County and passed away at a Community Health Network hospital on Monday morning. The person, who was over age 60, had been hospitalized as a COVID-19 patient and also suffered from underlying medical conditions. No further information will be released about the patient or the case.

“I cannot stress this enough – if you are ill, stay home. If you need to seek medical care, call ahead so that your healthcare provider can take steps to protect others from exposure to COVID-19,” said State Health Commissioner Kris Box, M.D., FACOG. “We all have a role to play to protect Hoosiers from this illness, and the time to act is now.”

Image taken from ISDH website

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