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Whitley County has 1st confirmed COVID-19 case

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The Whitley County Health Department has been notified that a resident of Whitley County has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.

Posted: Mar 26, 2020 1:00 PM
Updated: Mar 26, 2020 5:14 PM

COLUMBIA CITY, Ind. (WFFT) —The Whitley County Health Department has been notified that a resident of Whitley County has tested positive for the COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus.

The health department says all people who have had recent contact with this person are being notified to observe for symptoms.


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Whitley County is the sixth county in Northeast Indiana that has a resident with at least one positive Coronavirus case.

At this time they are advising everyone to isolate until April 7, as Governor Eric Holcomb has ordered.

RELATED: Indiana Coronavirus cases increase to 645, 17 deaths

Common symptoms of COVID-19 infection may include a fever, coughing, shortness of breath and difficulty breathing.

WCHD says if you experience any of these symptoms please contact your physician or the emergency department of the hospital.

The health department is asking residents to be mindful of others and call these locations before arriving.

You may contact the Whitley County Health Department for additional questions at 260-248-3121.

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