Fayette County counts 2 as COVID-19 positive after earlier Wayne County case reassigned

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In a reversal of previously announced information, a person listed as a Wayne County resident who had a presumptive positive case of COVID-19 is now being counted as a Fayette County resident.
On Tuesday, March 24, Fayette County Health Department announced the second presumptive positive case of COVID-19 in its county.
That case had first been designated as a Wayne County resident, but investigators determined the patient primarily resided in Fayette County.
The patient has spent the majority of time in Fayette County caring for an individual who also tested positive for COVID-19, the release said.
Fayette County Health Department officials say they have been working closely with Wayne County Health Department and both cases have been thoroughly investigated, and they are also working closely with Reid Health and surrounding counties to provide updates on this rapidly changing situation, according to a press release.
Contact tracing is complete and close contacts have been notified, the release said, and the Fayette County health department apologizes for the confusion.
As of 4:45 p.m. Monday, March 23, Reid has sent in 58 COVID-19 tests for processing.
At that time, there were 21 negative tests, five presumptive positive and 32 pending results.
The total includes hospitalized patients and self-quarantines.
Here are the state’s updated numbers as of Tuesday, March 24:
Total positive cases: 365
Total deaths: 12
Total tested: 2,931
Learn more at http://in.gov/coronavirus

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