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Scott County, Ind. confirms first death due to COVID-19, fourth in state

The patient was in their 50s and had a pre-existing condition. They had been self-quarantining at their residence where they passed early this morning.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Scott County health department received documentation this morning that the county has its first death due to coronavirus. 

The patient was in their 50s and had a pre-existing condition. They have been self-quarantining at their residence where they passed early this morning, the health department said.

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“We send condolences to the family and friends of the one who passed. This is a stark reminder of the severity of this disease. We as a community must listen to the guidance of the experts and practice all the ways to not spread this disease including social distancing. We all must protect those who are most vulnerable," Scott Co. health officer, Dr. R. Kevin Rogers said.
 
The Scott Co. health department also said that there are "conflicting reports" of a second documented case of coronavirus in Scott County. 

The Indiana government website for coronavirus only has one listed case for the county.

This is the fourth death from the virus in the state.

For additional information about novel coronavirus in Indiana, click here.

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