State testing, positive cases increase


The Indiana State Dept. of Health reported 23 new positive cases of the new coronavirus today.

So far, 79 Indiana residents have been diagnosed through ISDH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and private laboratories. Two Indiana residents have died from the disease, as of this time.

The new cases involve residents of Allen (1), Boone (1), Floyd (1), Grant (1), Hamilton (3), Johnson (1), Lake (2), Marion (6), Shelby (1), St. Joseph (3), Tippecanoe (1), Vanderburgh (1) and Vigo (1) counties.

The state has increased reports of testing in the last two days, with 554 residents having been tested as of today. As of March 18, 193 Indiana residents had been tested for COVID-19, the disease stemming from the new coronavirus.