TOP STORY OF THE DAY: COVID-19 UPDATE - 29 cases in Clay County
The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Clay County rose to 29 Friday, according to the Clay County Health Department. Of the five new cases confirmed over the past 48 hours, four are recovering at home and one is hospitalized.
Seven patients previously diagnosed with COVID-19 remain in self-isolation at home while recovering. Ten patients with COVID-19 confirmed since March have recovered, with one death reported on April 20.
Local health officials confirm 395 Clay County residents have been tested as of May 15.
The Indiana State Department of Health reports confirms 26,655 positive cases among the 6.7 million residents in Indiana, with 165,448 residents tested, and the reported deaths at 1,550.
New information regarding probable deaths caused by COVID-19 is being provided by the ISDH. These deaths, 141 as of May 15, are those for which a physician listed COVID-19 as a contributing cause based on X-rays, scans, and other clinical symptoms. None have been reported in Clay County at this time.
To Cover Up or not
In light of new data about how COVID-19 spreads, along with evidence of widespread COVID-19 illness in communities across the country, health officials recommend people of all ages (children under the age of 2 are not recommended) wear a cloth face covering to cover their nose and mouth in public settings where social distancing might be difficult.
FACE COVERING is to protect people around you if you are infected, but do not have symptoms.