The latest novel coronavirus numbers provided by the state of Indiana (, released April 7, 10 a.m., show a seventh death in Franklin County suspected to be related to the COVID-1 virus.

The Franklin County Health Department sent out a press release April 6, announcing a total of nine new positive cases to bring the county’s total to 59. (The state map showed 60 as of 11:59 p.m. on the 6th). All nine new cases are adults. No further information about the patients will be released due to privacy laws.

Officials on Monday also announced a total of 13 individuals met the Indiana State Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control criteria to be released from quarantine. Four of the 13 had tested positive for COVID-19 and have since recovered. The other nine persons are household members of the respective four individuals and showed no symptoms of the virus. Total tests in the county, according to the state, are at 110.

Marion County has the most reported deaths at 48, followed by Lake and Madison with 11 each and Hamilton with 10. Clark, Franklin and Johnson counties currently have seven deaths each.

Information about COVID-19 can be found on the Franklin County Government webpage at:? For updates on local information, follow the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department and Franklin County Health Department on Facebook.