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The Washington County Health Department announced just now the first presumptive case of novel coronavirus (Covid-19) in Washington County. 

Currently, there is a patient at Schneck Memorial Hospital in Seymour that tested positive for Covid-19 last night. 

The patient has a Scottsburg, IN address but lives in Washington County. 

The patient is currently hospitalized. No additional information about the patient will be released due to privacy laws. 

WCHD is working closely with the local and state officials as well as Scheck Memorial and Scott County Health Department to ensure that contacts of the patient are identified and monitored and that all infection control protocols are being followed.

Gov. Eric J. Holcomb issues a public health emergency declaration that calls on state agencies to continue their diligence and cooperation in responding to Covid-19 and ensures that Indiana can seek funding to control and stop the spread of Covid-19.

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