Indiana now has third coronavirus case as elementary student tests positive

An Avon student from Hickory Elementary School tested positive for coronoavirus in Hendricks County.

Posted: Mar 8, 2020 11:54 PM
Updated: Mar 13, 2020 12:20 PM

AVON, Ind. — Indiana now has its third confirmed case of the coronavirus.

Avon Community School Corporation has announced the closure of Hickory Elementary School for two weeks–Monday March 9 through Friday March 20–after notification by the Hendricks County Health Department that a student from Hickory Elementary tested positive for COVID-19/Coronavirus. Additionally, All schools in the district will be closed Monday, March 9th, with students participating in an e-Learning day.

According to the statement, the health department received the positive test result late Sunday evening, and “because this information just became available, we believe it is prudent to exercise our option to have an e-Learning day on Monday, March 9th for the entire school district.”

The statement indicated that, although it is not required, the state health commissioner and Hendricks County Health Department recommended that Hickory Elementary School be closed for two weeks through Friday, March 20th. “It is our intent to provide our Hickory students with ongoing learning opportunities, which may include e-learning and other experiences. Hickory students and staff will be able to return on Monday, April 6th, following Spring Break,” according to the statement.

Questions should be directed to the Hendricks County Health Department at 317-745-9222.

Indiana's first confirmed case was announced on Friday with an adult from Marion County. The second case was announced Sunday with an adult from Hendricks County.

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Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 1112735

Reported Deaths: 17652
CountyCasesDeaths
Marion1450832237
Lake721711247
Allen66684881
Hamilton50838487
St. Joseph49493645
Elkhart40079546
Vanderburgh34553496
Tippecanoe30654274
Johnson27559465
Hendricks26181383
Porter25556386
Madison21002452
Clark20146278
Vigo18966309
LaPorte17115261
Delaware16666300
Howard16666313
Monroe16556220
Kosciusko14216167
Hancock13061185
Bartholomew12894190
Warrick12152190
Wayne12036268
Floyd11968226
Grant11901242
Morgan10360192
Boone9815122
Noble9234122
Henry9142167
Marshall9062147
Dearborn8923100
Dubois8815139
Shelby8210129
Cass8134127
Lawrence8018185
DeKalb7761108
Jackson764093
Huntington7601113
Gibson7074118
Montgomery7052123
Harrison6923100
Knox6896115
Steuben665889
Miami6563111
Whitley655360
Putnam641584
Clinton624579
Wabash6182111
Jasper610892
Jefferson5796104
Ripley555893
Adams540581
Daviess5062117
Scott488280
Wells4814104
White475669
Greene4680100
Clay462862
Decatur4597110
Jennings448867
Fayette448396
LaGrange425990
Posey407544
Randolph3908107
Washington389856
Fountain373464
Fulton362474
Spencer360747
Starke353574
Owen351277
Sullivan347554
Orange329172
Jay328850
Rush306832
Carroll294239
Franklin290844
Perry288553
Vermillion282758
Tipton250066
Parke249630
Pike247244
Blackford221244
Pulaski208559
Newton181752
Brown176150
Crawford168829
Benton166517
Martin151820
Switzerland147212
Warren135316
Union121016
Ohio92113
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