INDIANAPOLIS (WFFT) -- Nine new Indiana patients have been diagnosed with the COVID-19 Coronavirus, bringing the total across the state to 39 as of Wednesday.
Nineteen counties now have cases.
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Indiana COVID-19 cases as of March 18,2020
As of March 18, Indiana has reported two deaths due to the Coronavirus.
The new cases involve residents of Clark (1), Fayette (1), Hamilton (1), Hendricks (1), Jennings (1), Lake (1), Madison (1) and Marion (2) counties.
Anyone exposed to known confirmed cases of COVID-19 is asked to quarantine at home for 14 days and monitor themselves for fever, cough and other symptoms.
A total of 193 people across the state have been tested.
Honda said Wednesday that it will shut down plants in North America, including one in Greensburg, for a week starting Monday.
On Tuesday night, Detroit’s three automakers agreed to rotating temporary production suspensions to better clean factories and leave more time between shifts.
The move held off a demand from the United Auto Workers for a two-week U.S. production shutdown.
For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough.
For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia.
According to the World Health Organization, people with mild illness recover in about two weeks, while those with more severe illness may take three to six weeks to recover.
Officials say they're only testing the most at-risk patients because the number of tests is limited.