Allen County has reported a second death from the COVID-19 virus.

The revised total was posted before noon Tuesday on the Allen County Department of Health website.

The update brings the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 35. Allen County reported the first COVID-19 death on March 22.

Allen County and Indiana have watched the COVID-19 virus patient numbers rise in the week since Gov. Eric Holcomb ordered a ban on non-essential work and travel.

The governor issued the order March 23, with the safeguards taking effect March 25.

As of 10 a.m. Tuesday, the Allen County Health Department reported four new COVID-19 cases, for a total of 35. All surrounding Indiana counties have confirmed COVID-19 cases, including two cases each in Noble and Huntington counties and one each in DeKalb, Whitley, Wells and Adams counties.

The Indiana State Department of Health reported Monday that 273 additional Hoosiers had been diagnosed in the previous 24 hours. That brought to 1,786 the total number of Indiana residents known to have the novel coronavirus. Marion County had the most new cases, at 135. Thirty-five Hoosiers have died. Watch for related stories and updates at infortwayne.com.

Holcomb’s order prohibits dine-in food service, bar service and a wide range of social outlets. Grocery stores and other essential businesses remain open. Indiana schools are closed through May 1. On Sunday, President Trump extended social distancing guidelines to April 30.

The Allen County Health Department website — allencountyhealth.com — lists community health providers and contact phone numbers. That site also lists community health providers and contact phone numbers. It also contains this advisory: “Testing for COVID-19 is not currently available on demand or by request. If you have a fever of 100 degrees F AND a cough, you should call your healthcare provider to determine your next course of action.”

As of 2 p.m. Monday, cases also had been reported in the neighboring Ohio counties of Van Wert (2) and Defiance (5) but none in Paulding County. Ohio had 1,933 confirmed cases and 39 deaths, with 163 ICU admissions and 475 hospitalizations.

On Sunday, President Trump extended social distancing guidelines to April 30.

Holcomb’s order prohibits dine-in food service, bar service and a wide range of social outlets, including playgrounds, theaters, bowling alleys and social clubs. Grocery stores remain open, though many have modified business hours. Indiana schools are closed through May 1.

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