Indiana’s COVID-19 peak expected to be April 19

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This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. (NIAID-RML via AP)

The road ahead is still a long one.

Friday afternoon, the St. Joseph County Health Department held a press conference with the county’s Response Coordinator, Jeff Rea.

Dr. Mark Fox of the St. Joseph County Health Department said that Indiana expects its peak of COVID-19 cases to arrive on April 19.

As of Friday afternoon, the state had received test results for nearly 18,000 Hoosiers, with 3,437 of those tests coming back positive. More than a third of those are in Marion County and Indianapolis.

St. Joseph County has reported 72 positive tests, and one death.

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