By Liz Shepherd
WARSAW — As of noon Thursday, May 28, the Kosciusko County Health Department reported six new cases of COVID-19. This brings the county’s number of total positive cases to 105.
Fifty-nine of those who have tested positive reside in Warsaw, which is the most densely populated area in the county. Nine were reported in Syracuse and six were reported in Milford. Mentone, Pierceton and Silver Lake each have five positive cases.
KCHD has also published a link for employees and employers of local businesses to utilize and voice concerns or seek guidance regarding COVID-19. The Indiana State Department of Health has begun conducting all case investigations; however, the local health departments remain responsible for contacting and assisting local businesses connected to positive COVID-19 cases. This form will help the local health departments gain contact with local businesses with specific concerns or help with issues that need to be addressed as the county continues to re-open.
Meanwhile, the Whitley County Health Department reported its third COVID-19 death. The death occurred on Tuesday, May 26. Whitley County has 38 positive cases and has administered 481 tests.
Statewide, the latest posting on the ISDH website shows the number of COVID-19 deaths in Indiana rose to 1,907.
The total positive number of COVID-19 cases in Indiana is now at 33,068. More than 242,000 Hoosiers have been tested for COVID-19.
Locally, Wabash County has 74 positive cases, Noble County has 204 positive cases and Elkhart County has 1,101 positive cases.
Fulton and Marshall Counties’ case numbers remain unchanged at 47 and 80, respectively.
Cass County, which is south of Fulton County and includes Logansport, has 1,589 positive cases. In other northern Indiana counties, Lake County has 3,494 positive cases, which is up from 3,347 reported on Wednesday, May 27. Allen County has 1,419 positive cases and St. Joseph County has 1,221 positive cases.
Marion County, which includes Indianapolis, has the most cases in the state at 9,524.
According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, more than 391,000 people in the United States have recovered from COVID-19.