Indiana has reported its first coronavirus death, and state officials are cracking down on public activities. The death was reported in Marion County – the governor says it was a person over the age of 60 who had an underlying health condition when they contracted COVID-19. There are now 24 confirmed cases across the state, but that does not include a presumptive positive case reported by the sheriff in Franklin County. The state health commissioner says that number will rise as more people are tested.
Governor Holcomb also called for all restaurants, nightclubs and bars to close starting today to help hold down crowds and stem the spread of the virus. Ohio and other neighboring states had already made that directive to bars and restaurants. Nearly all of Indiana's school districts have closed to students through at least the end of the month.