Confirmed COVID-19 cases jump to 11 in Indiana, including cases in Howard & Johnson counties

Posted at 10:05 AM, Mar 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-12 12:07:36-04

INDIANAPOLIS — The state of Indiana has now confirmed 10 cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Indiana including three in Johnson County and one in Howard County.

On Wednesday afternoon, the St. Joseph County Department of Health confirmed a case of the novel coronavirus in that county bringing the statewide total to 11 cases.

The Indiana State Department of Health released the new information Tuesday morning. So far 43 people have been tested in the state.

The positive tests have come from Marion, Hendricks, Johnson, Howard, Noble, Adams and Boone counties.

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Avon Community Schools have already closed for two weeks after a child tested positive in the district. That child attends Hickory Elementary School. On Monday, the school announced that a second child had begun showing symptoms, but so far no additional positive tests have come back. Students and staff will return to the district after spring break on April 6.

In Noble County, a patient is being isolated at a local hospital in Kendallville after testing positive. Patients in Hendricks and Marion counties are self-isolating. It is unclear the condition or isolation of the patients in Boone or Adams counties at this time.

Craig Moorman, the Johnson County Health Officer, said in a statement late Wednesday that the three cases in that county are three adults who have been linked to a positive case in Hendricks County. All three individuals are self-isolating and are not out in the community. At this time, there is not believed to be widespread risk to the community.

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The ISDH call center for healthcare workers and members of the public who have concerns about COVID-19 will be staffed 24 hours a day at 317-233-7125. The public, however, is asked to visit the ISDH COVID-19 website or the CDC website, or contact their healthcare provider with questions or to learn the most up-to-date information about the outbreak