On Friday, the second total COVID-19 death in Knox County, Indiana, was reported by local health officials.
Just two days earlier on Wednesday, Knox County's first COVID-19 death was reported.
There are currently 44 active COVID-19 cases in Knox County, with one coronavirus patient currently hospitalized.
To date, 181 total Knox County residents have contracted COVID-19.
Knox County Health Officer Dr. Alan Stewart says local long-term care facilities are affected. Stewert also says the county is now seeing numerous tests needed for school-aged children.
Dr. Stewart is continuing to urge residents to social distance, practice proper sanitization, and to wear masks when necessary, as mandated by Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb.