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Clark County Health Officer Dr. Eric Yazel announced the first Clark County death from COVID-19 Wednesday.

The patient, who died Tuesday, was 57 years old and had been at Clark Memorial Hospital. The patient also suffered from underlying medical conditions.

This is the 66th death in Indiana due to the coronavirus. The closest deaths in Southern Indiana have come in Scott and Lawrence Counties, each having one death from Covid-19.

The health department will not be releasing further information about the patient or the case, officials said.

The Indiana State Department of Health reported at 10 a.m. that the state death toll increased by 16 deaths to 65 overnight. 

Total positive cases of COVID-19 rose to 2,565 as of Wednesday morning.

In Clark County, 38 people have tested positive, while 21 have tested positive in Floyd County.

In other local counties around Washington, the number of cases and the increase since Tuesday:

  • Crawford – 3 (no increase) 
  • Harrison – 15 (no increase)
  • Jackson – 10 (an increase of 2 cases)
  • Lawrence – 11 (an increase of 2 cases)
  • Orange – 3 (no increase)
  • Scott – 2 – (an increase of 1 case)
  • Washington – 9 (an increase of 3 cases)