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Indiana COVID-19 cases increase to 56; 19 in Marion County

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Posted at 10:22 AM, Mar 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-19 10:23:52-04

INDIANAPOLIS — The number of people who’ve tested positive for the new coronavirus in Indiana have increased to 56, according to the Indiana State Department of Health.

As of 11:59 p.m. on March 18, 19 of the cases are in Marion County.

The new cases involve residents of Howard (3), Lake (1), Marion (8), Owen (1), St. Joseph (2), Tippecanoe (1) and Wayne (1) counties.

A Tippecanoe County resident, who is currently visiting Florida, has a positive presumptive case of COVID-19, according to a press release from the Tippecanoe County Health Department. The patient started showing symptoms while in Florida.

The patient is currently in the hospital in stable condition.

The ISDH said 380 people have been tested. The number of deaths in the state remains at two.