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Tippecanoe County Health Department reports first in-county COVID-19 case

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The person recently traveled to Paris and is currently at IU Health Arnett Hospital.

Posted: Mar 19, 2020 11:28 AM
Updated: Mar 19, 2020 1:39 PM

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WLFI) — The Tippecanoe County Health Department announced Thursday that a person within the county has been diagnosed as "presumptive positive" for COVID-19. The person recently traveled to Paris and is currently at IU Health Arnett Hospital.

The Indiana State Department of Health reported 17 new cases of coronavirus Thursday.

It comes a day after another Tippecanoe County resident, not currently in the county, was diagnosed. As we reported, health leaders said that person is being held in Orange County, Florida and was traveling there. Dr. Jeremy Adler said they last were in Tippecanoe County March 10.

Thursday's announcement by the ISDH brings the total number of cases up to 56 in Indiana with two deaths. Owen and Wayne counties are also showing their first cases of the disease.

So far, the state has tested 380 people for coronavirus. That's 187 more than Wednesday.

The ISDH reports the new numbers daily at 10 a.m.

Gov. Eric Holcomb is expected to give a news conference at 1 p.m. News 18 will broadcast it on-air and online.

The Tippecanoe County Health Department will also hold a news conference at 12:30 p.m. News 18 will also be there. 

Click here for the latest numbers.

A presumptive positive case means the patient has tested positive at local labs. Samples will be sent to the CDC for final confirmation.

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