The Montgomery County Health Department announced today three deaths connected with COVID-19 along with five new positive cases. This brings the total lab-confirmed cases to 147 since the first case was recorded in March. There have been nine deaths. Contact investigations are underway in connection with the new cases. No additional information regarding the fatalities are available at this time.
Updates and other information can be found on the Montgomery County Health Department website and social media channels. Other information is available on the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website (www.coronavirus.gov) or the Indiana State Department of Health website (www. in.gov/coronavirus).
There are now nearly two dozen additional testing sites open around the state as part of Indiana’s large-scale testing effort for COVID-19. That’s the news from the Montgomery County Health Department so that residents and citizens are aware of additional ways to get tested for COVID-19. Several of these are in surrounding counties, including Fountain-Warren, Boone, Parke and Putnam.
Locations and registration will be added to the COVID-19 testing map at www.coronavirus.in.gov. Total counties include Jasper, Marshall, Noble, Lagrange, Allen, Fountain-Warren, Clinton, Boone, Hancock, Hamilton, Marion, Randolph, Grant, Howard, Parke, Putnam, Greene, Lawrence, Jackson, Monroe, Clark, Decatur, Dearborn, Ripley, Harrison, Posey and Perry. Additional sites will be added once locations are finalized.?Hoosiers who have symptoms of COVID-19 and those who have been exposed and need a test to return to work are encouraged to visit a state-sponsored testing site for free testing. Individuals without symptoms who are at high risk because they are over age 65, have diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure or another underlying condition, as well as those who are pregnant, live with a high-risk individual or are a member of a minority population that’s at greater risk for severe illness, also are encouraged to get tested.?Individuals should bring proof of Indiana residency such as a state-issued ID, work ID or utility bill.