FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — Local health officials announced on Friday that the amount of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the county has doubled over the past day.
The Allen County Department of Health says there are now four confirmed Coronavirus cases.
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Beginning Friday, they will send out regular brief updates on county cases as they are diagnosed through the Indiana State Department of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and private laboratories.
ACDH says due to the anticipated increase in the number of confirmed cases, the Department will not be able to continue providing specific information regarding each individual case.
ACDH says because of a delay in the private lab reporting to the state, the case count provided by the Indiana State Department of Health may not always immediately match Allen County’s case numbers.