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Officials: 2 new COVID-19 cases in Indiana, state now has 4

State Health Commissioner Dr. Kris Box confirmed the two new cases at a news conference in Avon, just west of Indianapolis.

INDIANAPOLIS — Two additional cases of the new coronavirus have been diagnosed in Indiana, bringing the state’s COVID-19 tally to four, officials said Monday.

A student who attends Hickory Elementary School in the suburban Indianapolis county of Hendricks County has a presumptive confirmed case of COVID-19, said Kandi Jamison, director of public health nursing with the county’s health department.

Officials planned a Monday afternoon news conference on that case. But Avon Community School Corporation canceled Monday’s classes closed all district schools until March 20, at which time the district’s spring break will be underway. Classes will resume on April 6.

A case of COVID-19 has also been diagnosed in a person at Parkview Noble Hospital in northeastern Indiana’s Noble County, the office of U.S. Rep. Jim Banks said Monday.

Banks said in a statement that “the East Noble School Corporation learned of the development and notified families and staff this morning that the infected individual does not have school-age children.”

State Health Commissioner Dr. Kris Box confirmed the two new cases at a news conference in Avon, just west of Indianapolis.

The Indiana State Department of Health announced Sunday that an adult who lives in Hendricks County had tested positive for COVID-19 after traveling to Boston to attend a meeting of the biotech firm Biogen Inc. That person was in isolation and not being hospitalized.

Indiana’s first case was reported Friday in a Marion County adult who had also traveled to the Boston meeting. State officials said several COVID-19 cases have been tied to the Boston meeting.


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