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2nd COVID-19 patient identified in Indiana

State health officials say they have identified a second presumptive positive COVID-19 case in Indiana. COVID-19 is the respiratory illness caused by the new coronavirus.

Posted: Mar 8, 2020 7:17 PM
Updated: Mar 10, 2020 11:29 AM

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – State health officials say they have identified a second presumptive positive COVID-19 case in Indiana. COVID-19 is the respiratory illness caused by the new coronavirus.

The Indiana State Department of Health released the information Sunday afternoon. According to ISDH, the patient lives in Hendricks County. They are in isolation with mild symptoms but the person is not hospitalized.

Health officials say this patient recently traveled to Boston, Massachusetts. The patient health officials identified as the first presumptive positive case Friday also recently traveled to Boston. That person lives in Marion County.

LINK | STATE OFFICIALS CONFIRM FIRST CORONAVIRUS CASE IN INDIANA

State Health Commissioner Dr. Kristina Box say the second patient attended the BioGen conference in Boston. That was in late February. The patient then developed flu-like symptoms on March 2nd.

Dr. Box says, “With the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the United States and the fact that we are a mobile society, this new case isn’t surprising, but we know it causes concern in the community.”

WHAT TO DO IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE COVID-19

Public health officials say if you think you have COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, you should call your local hospital. This way you can be evaluated over the phone without coming in contact with anyone else and spreading the virus.

LINK | VIGO COUNTY LEADERS GIVE CORONAVIRUS UPDATE AFTER FIRST CONFIRMED CASE IN INDIANA

COVID-19 patients must stay in isolation for at least 14 days. Patients will stay in isolation until tests come back negative for the illness on two consecutive days. COVID-19 symptoms include shortness of breath, cough and fever.

WHO TO CONTACT IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS

In Indiana, the ISDH has established a call center for the public and healthcare providers. The center is manned from 8am to 8pm. That number is 317-233-7125.

In Illinois, the state health department has created a hotline. That number is 1-800-889-3931.

You can also find updates on the coronavirus and COVID-19 cases nationwide on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

(Widget updates once daily at 8 p.m. ET)

Confirmed Cases: 32437

Reported Deaths: 2030
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Marion9371546
Lake3347170
Cass15867
Allen135366
St. Joseph121834
Hendricks113567
Hamilton112391
Johnson1092104
Elkhart107028
Madison58259
Porter49521
Bartholomew48634
Clark47141
LaPorte41523
Tippecanoe3803
Howard37620
Jackson3681
Delaware35936
Hancock32327
Shelby32121
Floyd31539
Boone29335
Morgan27024
Vanderburgh2532
Montgomery23317
White2288
Decatur22431
Clinton2221
Grant19521
Noble19221
Harrison18821
Dubois1852
Henry1709
Greene16824
Warrick16528
Dearborn16421
Monroe16211
Vigo1507
Lawrence14623
Miami1391
Putnam1347
Jennings1284
Orange12422
Scott1183
Ripley1136
Franklin1068
Kosciusko971
Carroll932
Daviess8416
Marshall801
Steuben802
Wayne755
Newton7410
Wabash732
Fayette714
Jasper621
LaGrange622
Washington521
Fulton471
Jay460
Randolph453
Rush452
Jefferson421
Whitley412
Clay411
Pulaski400
Owen341
Sullivan331
DeKalb331
Brown331
Starke313
Perry260
Wells260
Huntington262
Knox250
Benton250
Tipton241
Crawford230
Blackford202
Switzerland190
Fountain182
Parke180
Spencer171
Posey160
Gibson142
Ohio130
Warren121
Adams121
Vermillion100
Martin90
Union80
Pike60
Unassigned0159

Illinois Coronavirus Cases

(Widget updates once daily at 7 p.m. CT)

Confirmed Cases: 114306

Reported Deaths: 5083
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Cook745213455
Lake7845270
DuPage7350347
Kane5947162
Will5279264
Winnebago200152
McHenry147569
St. Clair103573
Kankakee80843
Kendall73619
Rock Island63823
Champaign5807
Madison54457
Boone41016
Sangamon33727
DeKalb3343
Randolph2644
Jackson24210
McLean21513
Out of IL2051
Stephenson1942
Ogle1932
Macon18919
Peoria1888
Clinton17817
Union1437
LaSalle14013
Whiteside13410
Iroquois1314
Coles11912
Warren1130
Unassigned1100
Jefferson10116
Knox940
Monroe9311
Grundy882
McDonough837
Lee761
Tazewell693
Cass680
Henry670
Williamson572
Marion500
Jasper457
Adams441
Macoupin431
Perry410
Pulaski410
Montgomery391
Vermilion371
Morgan341
Christian334
Jo Daviess310
Livingston312
Douglas260
Fayette203
Ford201
Jersey201
Washington180
Woodford182
Mason170
Menard170
Mercer160
Shelby161
Bureau151
Hancock150
Carroll142
Franklin120
Piatt120
Schuyler120
Crawford110
Fulton110
Bond101
Brown100
Clark100
Cumberland100
Logan100
Moultrie100
Wayne91
Alexander80
Henderson80
Johnson70
Massac70
Saline70
Effingham61
Greene50
Marshall50
De Witt40
Lawrence40
Richland30
Stark30
Clay20
Edwards20
Gallatin20
Hamilton20
Wabash20
White20
Calhoun10
Hardin10
Pike10
Pope10
Putnam10
Edgar00
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