Vigo County reports first coronavirus-related death

Wabash Valley COVID-19 updates

VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — A Vigo County woman has died as a result of coronavirus, according to the Vigo County Joint Information Committee.

The death occurred Thursday, but was reported Friday afternoon when the woman was posthumously confirmed positive for the virus.

The announcement came as an update on the JIC dashboard. That dashboard was created earlier in March to inform the public of COVID-19 updates in Vigo County.

Vigo County reported four total cases of the virus earlier Friday afternoon. Joni Wise, administrator of the Vigo County Health department, said the patient who died was in their mid-50s.

The patient had been in the hospital since March 18 and had underlying health issues. The total number of active COVID-19 cases in the county as of Friday evening was listed as three.

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