Health officials Friday morning announced the first presumptive positive coronavirus case in Indiana. Samples are being sent to the CDC for final confirmation.
The adult patient is from Marion County, which is home to Indianapolis. He traveled to Boston for an event and is now being isolated. His case is reportedly mild and he's an otherwise healthy individual.
Gov. Eric Holcomb is declaring a public health emergency.
According to our news partner WCPO, the patient had little contact with others. Community North, the hospital the patient is at, took special precautions to prevent air in his room from circulating to other patients' rooms.
"At this time, we do not see any evidence of any spread of this," Dr. Ramaroa Yeleti said.
Meanwhile, the Ohio Department of Health now has a call center for coronavirus questions It's open daily from 9 am to 8 p.m. at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH