By Liz Shepherd
and Briley Gargis
WARSAW — The Kosciusko County Health Department on Friday released the number of COVID-19 cases by zip codes.
The total number of cases recorded on the zip code map does not represent the total number of cases KCHD has reported. According to Nichole LaLonde, KCHD epidemiologist, this is due to a delay in receiving demographics from the Indiana State Department of Health.
Twenty-seven of those who have tested positive reside in Warsaw, which is the most densely populated area in the county. Five were reported in Syracuse; four in Mentone; and three in Pierceton.
As of noon Friday, May 15, KCHD reported three new cases of COVID-19, bringing the county’s total number of positive cases to 56.
Locally, Whitley County Health Department reported the county’s second COVID-19 death on Thursday, May 14.
According to data on the ISDH website, Whitley County has 28 positive cases. In total, there have been 326 tests administered in the county.
Statewide, the latest posting on the ISDH website shows the number of COVID-19 deaths in Indiana rose to 1,550, which is up from 1,508 reported on May 14.
The total positive number of COVID-19 cases in Indiana is now at 26,655. More than 165,000 Hoosiers have been tested for COVID-19.
Wabash County has 69 positive cases, Noble County has 147 positive cases, and Elkhart County has 609 positive cases.
Marshall and Fulton Counties’ case numbers remain unchanged at 39 for each.
Cass County, which is south of Fulton County and includes Logansport, has 1,551 positive cases. In other northern Indiana counties, Lake County has 2,747 positive cases; Allen County has 955 positive cases; and St. Joseph County has 921 positive cases.
Marion County, which includes Indianapolis, has the most cases in the state at 7,995.
According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, more than 246,000 people in the United States have recovered from COVID-19.