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Washington Co. Department of Health announced today the fourth and fifth presumptive positive case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Washington County.

Currently, Patient #4 is hospitalized at Clark Memorial that tested positive for CoVid-19 this morning.

Washington County Health Department is working closely with the local and state
officials along with Clark Memorial and Clark County Health Department to ensure that contacts of the patient are identified and monitored and that all infection control protocols are being followed.

Patient #5 is currently in home-quarantine that tested positive for CoVid-19 this morning. The patient was tested at Baptist Health Floyd Hospital.

WCDH is working closely with the local and state officials along with Baptist Health Floyd and Floyd County Health Department to ensure that contacts of the patient are identified and monitored and that all infection control protocols are being followed.

However, according to Health Nurse Alicia Thompson, that information will not be released to the public as directed by the Indiana State Health Department. 

Patient #1 was admitted to Schneck Hospital in Seymour. Patient #2 was admitted to Baptist Floyd and Patient #3 was being quarantined at home and was not believed to have had any public contact. 

Gov. Eric J. Holcomb issued 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 coronavirus.

The declaration is posted at www.in.gov/

The governor has also issued additional steps to protect the public from COVID-
19.

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