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MCHD says no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in county despite news reports, but expects that to change

The Monroe County Health Department issued a press release Thursday evening saying, “Despite recent news reports, Monroe County has no confirmed cases of COVID-19.”

“The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) released its daily COVID-19 case count earlier today. No Monroe County cases have been diagnosed at this time, but we expect that to change as this outbreak continues,” said the press release.

“The Monroe County Health Department is dedicated to transparency and pledges to keep the community informed by sharing information by press releases as well as its webpage at www.co.monroe.in.us/HealthDepartment and its Facebook page.  Up to date information on Indiana corononavirus cases can also be found at ISDH at https://www.in.gov/coronavirus/. Please look to these sources for the most up-to-date and accurate information,” said the press release.

The press release did not specify the news outlet reporting a confirmed case in the county.

The Bloomingtonian has reached out to IU Health Bloomington Hospital for comment.

The cutoff time for the statistics that the ISDH releases is midnight the day before, so if there was a positive case today, it wouldn’t be reflected until the 10 a.m. release of information on Friday.

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