Another ten Allen County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total to 46 cases as of 1:29 p.m. Wednesday. Two people have died.

The cases reported to the Allen County Health Department as of 9 a.m. Wednesday showed patients in every age range older than 0-19. The largest single group was age 70-79 with 25.64%. Of the total number of patients, 61.5% are male and 38.5% female. Of the total, 66.7% were hospitalized.

The Department will not be able to provide specific information regarding each individual due to the continued increase in the number of positive cases.

Updates to positive cases and deaths in Allen County are found at the top of the Allen County Health Department’s COVID-19 webpage at allencountyhealth.com/covid-19 and will be time-stamped to keep the public informed with the latest local data.

Because of delays in private lab reporting to the state, the case count provided by the Indiana State Department of Health at in.gov/coronavirus may not always immediately match Allen County’s case numbers.

As a safeguard against the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb has ordered a ban on nonessential work and travel.

On Wednesday, the Indiana State Department of Health reported 16 new COVID-19 deaths since Tuesday. As of Wednesday, 65 Hoosiers have died.

The ISDH announced that 409 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at ISDH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and private laboratories. That brings to 2,565 the total number of Indiana residents known to have the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s total.

Marion County once again had the highest number of new cases, at 159.

To date, 14,375 tests have been reported to ISDH, up from 13,373 on Tuesday.

Every Indiana county adjacent to Allen County has recorded at least one case: DeKalb, 2; Noble, 3; Whitley, 3; Huntington, 2; Wells, 2; and Adams, 1.

Find daily updates and a listing by county at coronavirus.in.gov.

In neighboring Ohio counties, Defiance has reported 6 cases, Van Wert hs reported 2 cases and Pauling has reported no cases. Statewide, as of 2 p.m. Wednesday, Ohio reported 2,547 cases with 65 deaths. Cuyahoga County has the highest count, at 589 cases, with 9 deaths.

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb has issued an executive order prohibiting 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.

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