Knox County health officials on Wednesday, Aug. 12, reported the county's first COVID-19 death.
"Knox County has suffered its first death due to COVID-19 earlier today," a statement released on Wednesday by the Knox County EMA ESF-15 External Affairs Coordinator said. "No other details about the patient are being released."
As of Wednesday, Knox County had 32 active COVID-19 cases, with two of those coronavirus patients hospitalized.
To date, 161 total positive cases of coronavirus have been identified by the Knox County Health Department.
Knox County Health Officer Dr. Alan Stewart says signs of community spread of COVID-19 continue, urging residents to social distance, practice proper sanitization, and to wear masks when necessary as mandated by Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb.
Throughout the state of Indiana, there were 76,552 total identified cases of COVID-19 and 2,878 total coronavirus deaths, according to the state health department.