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Saturday, October 24, 2020 1:00 am

149 cases, 4 deaths added to county total

DAVE GONG | The Journal Gazette

Four more Allen County residents have died from COVID-19, and another 149 have tested positive, the county department of health said Friday.

That brings the county's total cases to 8,318, including 799 probable cases from antigen tests reported since July 28. There have been 228 deaths, the health department said.

Updates to cases and deaths in Allen County are found on the county health department's COVID-19 webpage at www.allencountyhealth.com/covid-19.

Statewide, 2,519 more Hoosiers have been diagnosed with the virus through testing at state and private laboratories, the Indiana State Department of Health said. That marks a slight one-day decrease from the record 2,880 new cases reported Thursday.

To date, 157,713 Indiana residents have tested positive for the virus. A total of 3,858 have died, the state said. An additional 234 probable deaths have been reported, based on clinical diagnoses in patients for whom no positive test is on record.

According to state data, 1,605,596 people have been tested in Indiana to date.

In DeKalb County, an additional 17 people have tested positive for COVID-19. That brings the total number of positive cases in DeKalb County to 753 and 16 deaths, the county health department said Friday.

dgong@jg.net

At a glance

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

Adams: 19 (502)

Allen: 149 (8,318)

DeKalb: 17 (753)

Huntington: 15 (401)

Kosciusko: 51 (1,878)

LaGrange: 7 (810)

Noble: 15 (1,174)

Steuben: 8 (633)

Wabash: 10 (421) 

Wells: 7 (435) 

Whitley: 7 (463)

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


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