By Liz Shepherd
WARSAW — The number of reported coronavirus cases in Kosciusko County has risen to 34, with at least 19 cases that have recovered.
But the number of reported deaths has been revised.
According to the Kosciusko County Health Department, the number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 was dropped from two to one.
The county reported a second death on April 23; however, the deceased’s physician listed COVID-19 as a contributing cause of death, but no positive COVID-19 test was reported for this patient. This diagnosis is made under the physician’s discretion. Thie death is now classified as a “probable COVID-19” death and has since been removed from the total number of positive cases, as well as the total number of deaths for Kosciusko County.
Meanwhile, the latest posting on the ISDH website shows the total number of cases statewide rose to 16,588, with the number of deaths in Indiana now at 901. This is an increase from 844 reported on Monday, April 27.
More than 87,100 people have been tested for COVID-19 in Indiana.
Locally, Wabash County has 28 positive cases, which is up from 22 reported on Monday. Fulton County has 26 positive cases, Marshall County has 28 positive cases, Noble County has 58 positive cases, and Elkhart County has 269 positive cases. Whitley County’s case number remains unchanged at 16.
Cass County, which is south of Fulton County and includes Logansport, has 1,101 positive COVID-19 cases — up from 1,025 reported on Monday. In other northern Indiana counties, Lake County has 1,715 positive cases; St. Joseph County has 602 positive cases; and Allen County has 504 positive cases.
Marion County, which includes Indianapolis, has the most cases in the state at 5,080.