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Five more Allen County residents test positive for COVID-19

ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (WPTA21) - Another five Allen County residents have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the county health department said Thursday afternoon.

The death toll remained the same at two deaths.

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

However, some basic demographic information is provided on the website and will be updated at least once a week.

As of Wednesday, more than 25 percent of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Allen County were between the ages of 70-79.

While older adults are being counted more in this data, it doesn't mean that younger people aren't affected.

Two patients between the ages of 20-29 have contracted the virus, and four patients between the ages of 30-39 also tested positive for the virus.

About 67 percent of Allen County residents that test positive for the virus need hospitalization, while 20 percent of those patients will need to be intubated.

You can take a deeper dive into Allen County data here.

In the latest data released from the Indiana State Department of Health, 474 more Hoosiers tested positive for the virus, and 13 more people died from COVID-19.

The state's map shows 3,039 people tested positive for COVID-19, and 78 people have died from the virus.

A total of 16,285 have been tested, up from 14,375 from Wednesday's testing number.

Virtually every northeast Indiana county has reported a positive case of the novel coronavirus.

Marion County had the most new cases, at 192. Other counties with more than 10 new cases were Decatur (10), Clark (11), Floyd (13), Hamilton (21), Hendricks (24) and Lake (28).

Because of a delay in private lab reporting to the state, the case count provided by the Indiana State Department of Health may not always immediately match other county's case numbers.

Kayla Crandall

Kayla Crandall is an Emmy award-winning journalist. She serves as the Social Media and Digital Content Manager at WPTA. Follow her on Twitter @KaylerJayne.

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