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Indiana Coronavirus cases increase to 645, 17 deaths

There has been a total of 4,651 people tested in Indiana.

Posted: Mar 26, 2020 9:57 AM
Updated: Mar 26, 2020 3:45 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (WFFT) — The Indiana State Department of Health reported 168 new positive cases, which brings the total to 645 people who are officially diagnosed with the COVID-19 Coronavirus across Indiana as of Thursday morning.

There has been a total of 4,651 people tested in Indiana.

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Allen County Coronavirus count as of March 26, 2020 2:22 p.m.

There have been 17 reported deaths as of Wednesday; one in Allen County, six in Marion County, one in Delaware County, one in Franklin County, one in Hancock County, one in Howard County, one in Jasper County, three in Johnson County, one in Putnam County and one in Scott County.

Marion County leads the state with 293 confirmed cases.

Allen County health officials announced there are now 19 positive cases as of Thursday afternoon.

ISDH says their dashboard has been updated to reflect the following changes based on information provided to them:

  • Remove one duplicate case from Marion County
  • Remove one false positive from Hamilton County
  • Move one Hamilton County case to Marion County based on updated county of residence information provided to ISDH.

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Officials say testing for COVID-19 is currently unavailable on-demand or by request because of the nationwide shortage.

Patients must currently meet ISDH’s criteria to be tested, and strict protocol must be followed to ensure no one else is exposed while a mucus specimen is collected from the individual.

Anyone with a fever of 100 degrees and a cough should first call their healthcare provider to discuss their symptoms and determine the next course of action.

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The following local healthcare providers have set up a specific screening for COVID-19:

• Fort Wayne Medical Education patients should call 260-423-2675
• IU Health patients should download the telemedicine application IU Health Virtual Visit and follow directions or call 260-234-5400
• Lutheran Health patients should call 260-435-5050
• Parkview patients should call 1-877-PPG-TODAY or their specific provider; Parkview has also set up a self-screening website at Parkview.com/covid19screening
• Neighborhood Health Clinic patients should call 260-458-2570

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