Four new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Montgomery County

State reports 42 new virus death

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The Montgomery County Health Department has confirmed four additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the total in Montgomery County to 21 positive cases.

A press release issued Thursday morning by the MCHD stated staff are currently conducting four new contact investigations in connection with the four new patients.

To date, no deaths in Montgomery County have been attributed to the virus.

Updates and other information can be found on the Montgomery County Health Department website and social media channels. Other information is available on the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website (www.coronavirus.gov) or the Indiana State Department of Health website (www.in.gov/coronavirus).

Also on Thursday morning, the Indiana State Department of Health announced that 430 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at ISDH, the CDC and private laboratories. That brings to 6,351 the total number of Indiana residents known to have the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s total.

The ISDH reported 42 new deaths related to the virus, bringing the state’s total to 245 to date. Deaths are reported based on when data are received by ISDH and occurred over multiple days.

To date, 32,133 tests have been reported to ISDH, up from 30,869 on Monday.

Marion County had the most new cases, at 127. Other counties with more than 10 new cases were Allen (11), Bartholomew (17), Clark (11), Decatur (10), Elkhart (10), Floyd (10), Hendricks (12), Johnson (17), Lake (64) and Porter (10). The Lake County totals include results from East Chicago and Gary, which have their own health departments.

In this area of the state, Fountain and Warren counties each have had 2 confirmed cases and one death in each county attributed to the virus. Tippecanoe County has 40 cases and one death; Boone County has 84 cases and two deaths; and Hendricks County has 256 cases and eight deaths. Putnam County has 30 cases and 2 deaths; and Parke County has five cases and no deaths.

Three counties in Indiana, Benton, Pike and Perry, have no confirmed cases reported.

The complete list of counties with cases is included in the ISDH COVID-19 dashboard at coronavirus.in.gov, which is updated daily at 10 a.m. Cases are listed by county of residence. Private lab reporting may be delayed and will be reflected in the map and count when results are received at ISDH.

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