The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) Sunday reported 76 new positive cases of COVID-19, bringing to 201 the number of Hoosiers diagnosed through ISDH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and private laboratories.

The new positive results included four residents of Bartholomew County. Bartholomew County health officials said the additional confirmed cases were from the outpatient setting. That brings the total to five confirmed cases in Bartholomew County.

According to an announcement from Dr. Brian Niedbalski, the Bartholomew County health officer "As planned and prepared for, Bartholomew County Health Department and Columbus Regional Health continue following the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Indiana State Department of Health for the care of these confirmed cases, and the protocols for healthcare staff and community contacts as identified."

The COVID-19 Resource Center at 812-379-4449 remains the best source for those with symptoms and care questions in Bartholomew County.

Six Hoosiers have died. The two newest patients were adult residents of Scott and Marion counties. Both were over age 50 and had underlying medical conditions. No additional information about the patients will be released due to privacy laws.

A total of 661 results were reported, bringing to 1,494 the number of tests reported to ISDH to date.

The new cases involve residents of Bartholomew (4), Boone (1), Delaware (1), Dubois (1), Floyd (1), Franklin (2), Grant (1), Hamilton (8), Hancock (2), Hendricks (2), Howard (1), Johnson (5), Lake (3), Madison (1), Marion (35), Monroe (1) Morgan (1), Putnam (1), Ripley (1), St. Joseph (2), Scott (1) and Tipton (1) counties. The list of counties with cases is included in the ISDH COVID-19 dashboard at https://www.in.gov/coronavirus/, which will be updated daily at 10 a.m. Cases are listed by county of residence. Private lab reporting may be delayed and will be reflected in the map and count when results are received at ISDH.

COVID-19 is a respiratory illness caused by a novel, or new, coronavirus that has not been previously identified. The virus causing COVID-19 is not the same as the coronaviruses that commonly circulate among humans and cause mild illness, like the common cold.