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Wednesday, September 23, 2020 1:00 am

County virus total passes 6,000

34 new cases puts number at 6,029; 112,626 in Indiana

ASHLEY SLOBODA | The Journal Gazette

The 34 new cases of COVID-19 reported Tuesday brought Allen County's total past the 6,000 mark, local health officials said.

The county's total is now 6,029 cases, the Allen County Department of Health said in a news release.

Statewide, 652 more Hoosiers have been diagnosed through testing, bringing the total Tuesday to 112,626 following corrections to the previous day's dashboard, the Indiana Department of Health said in a news release.

Nine more fatalities were reported statewide, the agency said, adding Indiana's coronavirus death toll is 3,295 residents. State officials noted an additional 225 probable deaths have been reported based on clinical diagnoses in patients for whom no positive test is on record.

To date, 1,315,440 people have been tested in Indiana, and almost 1.9 million tests – including repeat tests for unique individuals – have been reported to the state since Feb. 26, officials said.

No new local deaths were reported Tuesday, leaving the county's tally at 198, local health officials said.

DeKalb County's new COVID-19 case is a 19-year-old recovering at home, health officials there said.

A total of 470 DeKalb County residents have tested positive for the virus, and 14 people have died, according to the update from Dr. Mark Souder, DeKalb County health officer; Cheryl Lynch of the DeKalb County Health Department; and Jason Meek of DeKalb County Homeland Security.

They reiterated the importance of following social distancing and hygiene guidelines and Gov. Eric Holcomb's executive order requiring face masks in public places.

“Keeping schools, restaurants and businesses open necessitates all of us teaming up and masking up,” the DeKalb officials said.

“Lives can be saved and hospitalizations reduced through community teamwork.”

Go to www.coronavirus.in.gov and click the COVID-19 testing information link for testing locations.

asloboda@jg.net

At a glance

New cases in area counties (with totals in parenthesis):

Adams: 1 (245)

Allen: 34 (6,029)

DeKalb: 1 (470)

Huntington: 0 (222)

Kosciusko: 4 (1,202)

LaGrange: 0 (631)

Noble: 6 (891)

Steuben: 1 (370)

Wabash: 1 (261)

Wells: 0 (248)

Whitley: 1 (252)

Sources: Indiana State Department of Health, Allen County Department of Health, DeKalb County Health Department


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