CARTHAGE -- A Hancock County man has tested positive for COVID-19, the 19th person in the county to do so.
The coronavirus has sickened more than 142,000 people statewide and killed more than 6,900.
This is the first time in three weeks that public health officials have announced a new case there.
Officials with the Hancock County Health Department and Memorial Hospital reported the case on Tuesday. The man, identified as being in his 30s, is recovering at home. His test was confirmed by a laboratory.
This case is not related to another positive case, and the county health department is conducting contact tracing.
Of the previous confirmed cases of Hancock County residents, one has died and 17 have recovered.