Indiana is now counting 300 deaths from COVID-19 as it heads into the Easter weekend, and state officials are urging residents to continue to follow the stay-at-home order to reduce the spread of the deadly virus.

Seemingly healthy people can spread the virus for about five days before feeling ill.

Reid Health has 39 lab-confirmed positive test results as of 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 9, and 59 patients in containment areas.

It has submitted 297 tests from its eight-county service area.

Wayne County has 16 positive cases, while Fayette County has 19, Union County has five, Henry County has 20, Randolph County has eight and Franklin County has 66. A total of 12 COVID deaths have been reported in those counties.

Due to the lag time in state reported data, Reid Health is sharing with the community its own data. This data will no longer include the number of negative tests results as studies are showing a relatively high “false negative” outcome of testing.

As of April 10, Indiana has 6,907 cases, according to Indiana State Department of Health.

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