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Indiana reports 4 new cases of COVID-19, bringing state's total to 19

1st case found in Hamilton County
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Posted at 10:13 AM, Mar 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-16 14:33:16-04

INDIANAPOLIS — Four new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Indiana Sunday morning, increasing the state's total to 19.

According to the Indiana State Department of Health's dashboard, 121 people have been tested for the coronavirus.

Six people in Marion County have tested positive, while for the first time, a person was diagnosed with the virus in Hamilton County.

The Hamilton County Health Department said in a release the patient is currently hospitalized and that the county is working with ISDH to find anyone who might have been exposed.

"We have known COVID-19 would arrive in Hamilton County, eventually," Hamilton County Health Officer Dr. Charles Harris said. "We were fortunate to have additional time to prepare for our first case. We will continue to work with our federal, state, and local partners to mitigate, and respond to COVID-19.”

There have been no coronavirus-related deaths reported in Indiana.