Knox County officials report 10 total coronavirus cases

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KNOX COUNTY, INDIANA — There have now been 10 total confirmed COVID-19 cases in Knox County, according to the county health department.

As with all the cases, the most recent patient is in quarantine at home and all persons who have had contact with the person have been notified and placed in isolation at their homes.

The Knox County Health Department is keeping patients in quarantine for two weeks after the
are symptom-free, which is beyond the CDC guidelines. Health Officer Dr. Alan Stewart said he believes this will help prevent the spread of this virus.

The contacts of Knox County’s first patient have been released from a two-week isolation period, as they are symptom-free, according to Stewart. The first patient is still in quarantine, and will
remain in there for two weeks after last showing symptoms.

Stewart noted the majority of Knox County’s positive COVID-19 patients had either
traveled outside of the county or work outside of the county. He stressed the importance of
social distancing and staying at home to help prevent the spread of this virus.

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