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First COVID-19 case in Hancock County confirmed

NEW CUMBERLAND — The first case of the COVID-19 coronavirus in Hancock County has been confirmed.

The Hancock County Health Department, in a news release Thursday afternoon, announced it had received confirmation of a positive test for the virus.

The health department said it will not be releasing any additional demographic information relating to this case in order to protect the privacy of the individual.

Officials are working to identify anyone who may had had close contact with the individual, and will advise them on necessary actions.

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