First person dies from COVID-19 in Indiana

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Monday that the state has seen its first death from the coronavirus.

Posted: Mar 16, 2020 3:57 PM
Updated: Mar 18, 2020 7:24 AM

INDIANAPOLIS (WLFI) — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Monday that the state has seen its first death from the coronavirus.

The person, a woman over 60-years-old, died early Monday in Indianapolis. The woman had to teleconference with her boyfriend before dying. Holcomb said he also was diagnosed with the virus. 

"We are at war with COVID-19 and we will win this war,” Holcomb said.

According to Health Commissioner Kris Box, the state is waiting testing kits offered by the government from Roche Diagnostics. She said when they arrive, all the tests will be for people who come to an emergency room and show signs.

Five more cases of COVID-19 were reported by the Indiana Department of Health Monday. The department reported 24 cases, up from 19 on Sunday.

The ISDH also said 139 people have been tested in the state, up from 121 Sunday.

Holcomb also announced restaurants and bars will close across the state. He did not give an exact time frame, but said businesses should "start winding down" beginning Monday night.

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Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 748654

Reported Deaths: 13714
CountyCasesDeaths
Marion1029801769
Lake553301003
Allen41600690
St. Joseph36919564
Hamilton36487416
Elkhart29332457
Tippecanoe22833225
Vanderburgh22535398
Porter19307324
Johnson18377385
Hendricks17578317
Clark13176193
Madison13105343
Vigo12594253
LaPorte12384220
Monroe12147174
Delaware10941196
Howard10244225
Kosciusko9606119
Hancock8538144
Bartholomew8154157
Warrick7851156
Floyd7759179
Grant7224178
Wayne7153201
Boone6909103
Morgan6732141
Dubois6209118
Marshall6206116
Cass5989108
Henry5891108
Dearborn588778
Noble579486
Jackson508074
Shelby500297
Lawrence4724121
Gibson443793
Harrison440173
Clinton439255
DeKalb438485
Montgomery433390
Whitley405642
Huntington402181
Steuben398159
Miami391968
Jasper385953
Knox375590
Putnam371760
Wabash360482
Ripley346370
Adams344855
Jefferson335384
White328753
Daviess302499
Wells294881
Decatur289792
Greene286085
Fayette284464
Posey273535
LaGrange272672
Scott269455
Clay265147
Randolph244683
Washington244334
Jennings235049
Spencer233931
Starke227457
Fountain217547
Sullivan213943
Owen210758
Fulton200742
Jay200732
Carroll193420
Orange188055
Perry186637
Rush175526
Vermillion173144
Franklin170135
Tipton165546
Parke148716
Pike137934
Blackford136032
Pulaski119947
Newton112536
Brown103943
Crawford102316
Benton100814
Martin91215
Warren83515
Switzerland8068
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