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COVID-19 Cases In St. Joseph County, Indiana, Nearly Double In A Day

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NEW: Infomration just released by the St. Joseph Co. Health Dept. indicates a significant increase in the number of coronavirus cases in the county in just one day. 

You can read the release below. 

St. Joseph County- Seven additional individuals in St. Joseph County have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 infection, bringing the county’s total number of confirmed cases to 17 (8 females, 9 males).

Among these cases, 2 are over the age of 60. All cases are self-isolating per instructions and
recovering at home. The St. Joseph County Department of Health continues to do contact tracing to identify other exposures.

The St. Joseph County Department of Health continues to advise that individuals who have been tested for SARS-CoV-2 (novel coronavirus) remain in self-isolation until test results are back AND they are no longer experiencing any symptoms.

As cases continue to increase and state-wide mitigations continue, today’s announcement from Governor Holcomb issues a mandatory Stay-at-home order that includes non-essential services and businesses close.

Essential services include (but are not limited to) services such as food banks/pantries, grocery stores, gas stations, public safety, hospitals, health care facilities, childcare, garbage pick-up, public transit and public service hotlines (such as SNAP and HIP 2.0).

Restaurants are also still allowed to offer carry-out and delivery
services but dine-in services are prohibited.

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Here is the latest information released by Indiana's State Dept. of Health regarding the number of new cases and deaths due to COVID-19. Based on new info released by the state there are currently 2 cases in LaPorte County, 9 in St. Joseph County and 4 in Elkhart County. (Note that often these state figures are lagging based on real-time results that local county health officials are receiving.)

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INDIANAPOLIS —The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) today reported 58 new positive cases of COVID-19, bringing to 259 the number of Hoosiers diagnosed through ISDH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and private laboratories. Seven Hoosiers have died, including an Allen County adult over age 60 whose death was announced Sunday by the Allen County Health Department.

                                                 

A total of 1,960 tests have been reported to ISDH to date, including 466 in the last 24 hours.

Marion County had the most new cases, at 28. The complete list of counties with cases is included in the ISDH COVID-19 dashboard at https://www.in.gov/coronavirus/, which will be updated daily at 10 a.m. Cases are listed by county of residence. Private lab reporting may be delayed and will be reflected in the map and count when results are received at ISDH.

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