Tippecanoe County Has Second Presumptive Positive COVID-19 Case

Mar 19, 2020


Tippecanoe County Health Officer Dr. Jeremy Adler said the health department would begin investigating the second patient's points of contact.
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A second Tippecanoe County resident has a presumptive positive case of COVID-19.

Tippecanoe County Health Officer Dr. Jeremy Adler said Thursday the patient, who is currently hospitalized at IU Arnett, had recently traveled back from Paris. 

The county’s first case was announced Wednesday. That patient remains hospitalized in Orange County, Florida.

“I think we can realistically expect to have more cases locally,” Adler said. “When that will happen, and to what extent, is really unknown.” 

The Indiana State Department of Health, which shares updated COVID-19 case numbers once daily, had announced additional 17 cases statewide Thursday morning. Two people have died from the virus.