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Scott, Marion counties report COVID-19 deaths

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Posted at 1:15 PM, Mar 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-22 15:34:36-04

SCOTT COUNTY — Two people have died Sunday in Marion and Scott counties due to COVID-19, according to the state health department.

Scott County health officials said a person has died two days after testing positive for COVID-19.

According to information from the Scott County Health Department, a person in their 50s who had a preexisting condition who had been self-quarantining at home died early Sunday. No other details about the patient were provided.

"We send condolences to the family and friends of the one who passed," Scott County health officer Dr. R. Kevin Rogers said. "This is a stark reminder of the severity of this disease. We as a community must listen to the guidance of the experts and practice all the ways to not spread this disease, including social distancing. We all must protect those who are most vulnerable."

The Scott County Health Department reported the patient, who lived in a surrounding county, was diagnosed with the coronavirus Friday.

A person in Marion County has also died due to COVID-19, according to the Indiana State Department of Health.

Both patients who died were above the age of 50 and had underlying medical conditions, according to the release.

Six people have died from COVID-19 in Indiana.

On Sunday, the Indiana State Department of Health reported 76 new cases of COVID-19 Saturday, bringing the total to 201 Hoosiers who have been diagnosed with the disease caused by the coronavirus.

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