First COVID-19 Death Reported in Northwest Indiana

The Indiana State Department of Health says there are now 17 deaths from novel coronavirus in the state, and one death reported today is from Jasper County in Northwest Indiana. The number of novel coronavirus cases in Lake County has gone up to 31 according to the latest update. Health officials also now report nine cases in Porter County and three from Jasper County. LaPorte County remained unchanged at two positive cases, and Starke County which has one case also did not see any new cases. Marion County as of today has 293.

The statewide total has risen to 645. More than 46-hundred Hoosiers have been tested for COVID-19.