March 20th COVID-19 Update from ISDH

(INDIANAPOLIS) —The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) today reported 23 new positive cases of COVID-19. This brings the number of Hoosiers diagnosed to 79. The tests are hosted through ISDH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and private laboratories.

Two Hoosiers have died. According to ISDH 554 people have been tested for the virus.

The new cases involve residents of Allen (1), Boone (1), Floyd (1), Grant (1), Hamilton (3), Johnson (1), Lake (2), Marion (6), Shelby (1), St. Joseph (3), Tippecanoe (1), Vanderburgh (1) and Vigo (1) counties.

State officials reported late Thursday a new case in Owen County.

IU Health Bloomington Hospital did release staff internal communication regarding the admittance of a patient to the hospital that would begin to receive treatment for the virus. The hospital is taking all the necessary safety protocols and the patient is being treated by the hospital’s infection prevention specialist.

It is important to have clarity and understanding hat residents in rural markets will seek medical assistance at the nearest hospital to be treated. IU Health Bloomington Hospital is treating an individual for COVID-19. However, this does not indicate the patient is a resident of Monroe County. At this time, there are no confirmed cases in Monroe County.

A complete list of confirmed cases as of this morning:

  • Adams County Cases: 1
  • Allen County Cases: 1
  • Bartholomew County Cases: 1
  • Boone County Cases: 2
  • Clark County Cases: 1
  • Fayette County Cases: 1
  • Floyd County Cases: 2
  • Franklin County Cases: 2
  • Grant County Cases: 1
  • Hamilton County Cases: 5
  • Hendricks County Cases: 4
  • Howard County Cases: 5
  • Jennings County Cases: 1
  • Johnson County Cases: 4
  • Lake County Cases: 6
  • LaPorte County Cases: 1
  • Madison County Cases: 1
  • Marion County Cases: 25
  • Noble County Cases: 1
  • Owen County Cases: 1
  • Shelby County Cases: 1
  • St. Joseph County Cases: 6
  • Tippecanoe County Cases: 2
  • Vanderburg County Cases: 1
  • Vigo County Cases: 1
  • Wayne County Cases: 1
  • Wells County Cases: 1

The list of counties with cases is included in the ISDH COVID-19 dashboard at https://www.in.gov/coronavirus/, which will be updated daily at 10 a.m. It important to understand that cases are listed by county of residence.

Private lab reporting may be delayed and will be reflected in the map and count when results are received at ISDH.

Additional updates on the state’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak may be provided later today.

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