Officials announce one new local COVID-19 case

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Putnam County officials announced Thursday there have been 54 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the county.

This marked an increase of one since Wednesday’s report.

Additional updates include:

• Some Putnam County offices are open for essential business Friday.

Several county offices are open Friday for in-person contact. Please reach out to the office before heading to the Courthouse. Social distancing will be in effect.

Visit for the full list.

• Rural Transit is still operating, and providing free medication/grocery pick-up and delivery.

Call (765) 848-1508 or visit for more information.

Local officials are also encouraging preventive steps, including:

• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol.

• Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth, especially with unwashed hands.

• Avoid close contact with people who are showing symptoms of illness.

• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

• Cover your cough or sneezes with a tissue or sneeze into your elbow.

• Throw the tissue in the garbage and make sure to clean your hands afterward.

• Stay home when you are sick.

• Wear face coverings in public when performing essential duties.

• We are all in this together.

Putnam County is providing regular updates on COVID-19 to citizens as part of its effort to complement the daily updates from the Indiana State Department of Health. The updates can be accessed via

According to the ISDH, the number of tests is provisional and reflects only those reported to ISDH. Numbers should not be characterized as a comprehensive total.

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  • OK, Mission Accomplished!

    The Hospitals didn't get overrun...that was the stated goal.

    The government types need to get their foot off the brakes now.

    You really didn't think when the CCP sent this over that we could stop people from getting sick and some would die?

    Did you?

    -- Posted by direstraits on Thu, Apr 23, 2020, at 9:41 PM
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