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Health official says most St. Joseph County COVID-19 patients are under age 40

St. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind.— St. Joseph County Health Department officer Dr. Mark Fox shared new information on Friday about the six confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the county.

Fox said that of the six cases, four are male patients and two are female patients.

One of the patients is over the age of 50 and was the first case diagnosed in St. Joseph County. 

All of the other coronavirus cases in St. Joseph County are patients under the age of 40, according to Fox.

None of the patients required hospitalization and they are all at home in isolation.

Fox said that there is evidence of community transmission of coronavirus in St. Joseph County.

“For the six confirmed cases in St. Joseph County for to date, five of them clearly had a known source. There’s one individual for whom we’ve not identified the source, which is why we believe there is evidence of community transmission in St. Joseph County,” Fox said.

Fox said the St. Joseph County Health Department is waiting on the results of over 400 tests to come back. Tests are taking between four and six days to come back, according to Fox.

Fox recommends that the community stays home and practices social distancing. He said all non-essential doctor visits should be limited.

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