INDIANAPOLIS – The number of deaths in Indiana attributed to COVID-19 has risen from 35 on Monday to 49 Tuesday, March 31.
Indiana Department of Health reports the number of cases testing positive in Indiana is now 2,159. The total number of tests as of Tuesday morning was 13,373, according to the health department’s website.
Locally, Kosciusko County recorded four positive tests.
While the updated state map lists Kosciusko County with five, a spokesperson with the county health department said they later determined that the person is from another county. The discrepancy has been resolved, she said.
Kosciusko County has now tested 134 people. Sixty-four of those have come back with 60 determined to be negative.
Meanwhile, Elkhart County has 20 cases while St. Joe has 49, the state website said.
Marion County has 964 cases and Lake County has the second-most in the state with 146.
The county health department also reports that the State Department of Health has confirmed that Indiana has sustained community transmission of the coronavirus.
“Please treat all contacts as if they are infected, even if they are asymptomatic, and each individual should follow mandates such as staying at home and only traveling for essential business,” the county health department statement said.