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Huntington County reports first COVID-19 case

HUNTINGTON, Ind. (WPTA21) - The first positive result for COVID-19 has been returned in Huntington County.

The Department of Health there made the announcement late Thursday afternoon. It was also shared via the county's Emergency Management social media pages.

It did not provide details.

The spread of the novel coronavirus to counties that had previously seen no cases was expected.

The Huntington County Health Department said it is working with state health officials " officials to ensure that contacts of the patient are identified and monitored and that all infection control protocols are being followed."

Jonathan Shelley

Jonathan Shelley is the news director at WPTA TV, which he joined in 2016 following nine years in a similar role in New Orleans and previous news management positions in Oklahoma City and Las Vegas.

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