Second case of COVID-19 reported in Jackson County

Jackson County now has its second confirmed case of COVID-19. 

The Indiana State Department of Health listed that case during its daily report, released at 10 a.m. Thursday. The report can be found online at coronavirus.in.gov.

Overall, Indiana has 645 confirmed cases of the virus. Marion County has the most confirmed cases with 293, 67 of which were new cases listed in Thursday’s report. Hamilton County has a total of 40 cases, Johnson County 36 and Hendricks and St. Joseph counties each had 21 cases. 

The death toll in the state has reached 17, up from Wednesday’s count of 14. Six of those deaths have been Marion County residents, and Johnson County has had three. Jasper, Franklin and Putnam counties were the locations of the most recent deaths.

The report showed 4,651 Hoosiers had been tested for the virus.

COVID-19 is spread through respiratory droplets and generally requires people to be within 6 feet of each other to spread the virus. It also is possible to get the illness by touching infected surfaces and then touching your mouth, nose, ears and eyes.

Symptoms, including fever, cough and difficulty breathing, appear two to 14 days after exposure.