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Indiana Cases: 3/6/2020
« on: March 08, 2020, 06:44:30 pm »
First case of coronavirus confirmed in Indiana
Posted: 11:16 AM, Mar 06, 2020 Updated: 6:23 PM, Mar 06, 2020
By: Matt McKinney , Nicole Griffin

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana health officials confirmed Friday a case of the coronavirus in Indianapolis.

Gov. Eric Holcomb has declared a public health emergency in Indiana.

The patient is an adult male who recently traveled to Boston for an event, Indiana State Health Commissioner Dr. Kristina Box said. The man called ahead to the health department and entered Community North Hospital through a side door with health professionals.

His contact with others was minimal to none, Community Health Network Physician Dr. Ram Yeleti said. The patient is now in self-isolation, and was only at the hospital from about 11:30 p.m. Thursday to 2:30 a.m. Friday.

Twelve people have been tested, and another 35 are being monitored for the virus, Box said.

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Snips from another article from Mar 6:

Indiana health officials confirm first case of coronavirus
Shari Rudavsky and Kellie Hwang, Indianapolis StarPublished 11:17 a.m. ET March 6, 2020 | Updated 2:40 p.m. ET March 6, 2020

"He is in stable condition, is self-isolated and does not require hospitalization. They said they have no indications so far that the man transmitted the disease to anyone else.

How Indiana diagnosed the COVID-19 case
The Indiana man attended a conference in Boston in recent days and flew home on Wednesday, health officials said. He had developed a sore throat, a low grade fever and a cough.

He did not go to work on Thursday but received notice that others who attended that conference have fallen ill with COVID-19 and wondered whether he might have contracted the virus, as well.

At that point, he contacted the state Health Department, who advised him to call ahead to a hospital and undergo testing. On Thursday night the man went to Community Health North.

He was taken through a side entrance of Community Hospital North, placed into an isolation room with negative airflow and did not have any contact with other patients, said Dr. Ram Yeleti, chief physician executive with Community Health Network. All the caregivers who tended to him wore appropriate infection control.

“No patients, no other caregivers were exposed to this individual,” Yeleti said
On Thursday, Indiana State Department of Health officials said that six residents who had been aboard the cruise ship the Grand Princess would be under a 14-day home quarantine. At least two travelers on that boat developed COVID-19 infections, one of them deadly.

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