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Little change in county’s COVID-19 numbers

Little change in county’s COVID-19 numbers Little change in county’s COVID-19 numbers

The number of Harrison Countians who have died from COVID-19 remained unchanged this past week, with the county health department citing 22 confirmed deaths from the virus. Another two deaths are listed as clinical ones, where a physician diagnoses a patient as having COVID-19 but no test was documented.

Another 244 tests were conducted in the past week in the county, bringing the total number to 2,676. The number of positive cases increased by four, from 216 to 220.

Statewide, the number of positive cases is now at 52,685, up 4,059 from last week’s total of 48,626. Since last week, another 48,334 tests were conducted, bringing the total to 578,409.

Indiana has had 2,582 residents die from COVID-19, up 58 from the previous week, with an additional person considered likely to have died from the virus, bringing the number of suspected deaths to 193.

The Harrison County Health Dept. reminds residents that Indiana is still currently at stage 4.5 in Gov. Eric Holcomb’s plan for re-opening the state. The governor made the decision to scale back on progressing to Stage 5, the final stage in his plan, earlier this month.

Residents are reminded to continue with the precautions set in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The preliminary results of the IU Fairbanks School of Public Health Study shows that approximately 40% of Hoosiers who tested positive for the virus were asymptomatic. Face coverings are recommended while in public places, continue following proper hand hygiene, avoid touching your face, maintain a six-foot distance from others and avoid large gatherings when possible. Hoosiers 65 and older and people with known high-risk medical conditions should limit exposure at work and in their communities.

The health department continues to monitor this evolving situation and will make further recommendations as necessary. It is working closely with local and state officials to ensure that contacts of those who test positive are identified and monitored and that all infection control protocols are being followed.

For the most up-to-date information about COVID-19 in Indiana, visit the ISDH website at in.gov/coronavirus.

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