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8/28/20 PSA re:  COVID-19

August 28st, 2020

The Steuben County Health Department was notified of twenty-four (24) positive COVID-19 test results for Steuben County residents over the past seven (7) days. We have been in communications with the patients and the Indiana State Department of Health to identify, notify and monitor any close contacts. No additional information about the patients will be released due to patient privacy laws.

Our local secondary schools are back in session and the Steuben County Health Department is working closely with school districts to maintain open channels of communication. The Indiana Department of Health has recently changed the guidelines for quarantine of an individual that has been identified as a first line contact to 14 days of quarantine. This means that an individual cannot return to school until 14 days have lapsed from their exposure to a COVID-19 positive patient.

Steuben County has a total of 259 COVID-19 positive cases, 189 individuals considered recovered and 3 deaths associated with COVID-19.

The demographic breakdown* of COVID-19 cases in Steuben County are the following:

Age Range (years)

COVID-19 Positive Cases

0-19

30

20-29

50

30-39

46

40-49

32

50-59

32

60-69

47

70-79

16

80+

6

 

*Please note this demographic breakdown will be updated weekly.

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