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5/18/2020 PSA re:  COVID-19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 18th, 2020

The Steuben County Health Department was notified of two (2) positive test results for Steuben County residents. All patients are under the age of 60 years old. We have been in communications with the patients and the Indiana State Department of Health epidemiologist to identify, notify and monitor any close contacts. No additional information about the patients will be released due to patient privacy laws.

Steuben County currently has 68 COVID-19 positive cases, 16 individuals considered recovered from COVID-19 and 2 deaths associated with COVID-19. At this time, the number of tested individuals will no longer be reported.

OptumServe COVID-19 testing is continuing at the Indiana National Guard Armory at 904 N Williams Street in Angola, IN 46703. This location will be open from 8:00 am – 8:00 pm for appointment only. Symptomatic individuals over the age of 12 years old or symptomatic healthcare workers, first responders, essential workers and/or are in a high risk category due to age, weight or underlying conditions qualify. A valid Indiana ID is required to be tested. Individuals must preregister for an appointment at 888-634-1116 or https://lhi.care/covidtesting. The website is the preferred method for scheduling.

If you have any questions about coronavirus or COVID-19, please contact the Steuben County Health Department at (260) 668-1000 Ext. 1500.

For coronavirus or COVID-19 information or screening, please call Cameron COVID-19 Resource Screening line 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. at (260) 667-5555, including a voicemail for returning calls.

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