By Liz Shepherd
WARSAW — Between noon Wednesday, June 10, and noon Thursday, June 11, the Kosciusko County Health Department reported 10 new cases of COVID-19. This brings the county’s number of positive cases to 283, with two deaths.
KCHD also recently provided a graph documenting current active COVID-19 cases in the county. The number of people who are still considered to have COVID-19 is 215. To determine this, the health department is following Regenstrief Institute’s definition on when someone who has COVID-19 is considered recovered.
“It’s essentially the 14-day isolation period plus an additional seven days,” said Nichole LaLonde, KCHD epidemiologist. “Because we cannot reach out to every individual to inquire about their illness and if they have recovered, we have decided to use the 21-day definition in order to consistently provide the data.”
The Marshall County Health Department also recently reported a third COVID-19 death. The death occurred on Friday, June 5. Marshall County has 261 positive cases, which is up from 247 reported on Wednesday, June 10. The county health department has administered 2,516 tests.
Statewide, the latest posting on the Indiana State Department of Health website shows the number of COVID-19 deaths in Indiana rose to 2,198.
The total positive number of COVID-19 cases in Indiana is now at 38,748. More than 327,000 Hoosiers have been tested for COVID-19.
Fulton County has 52 positive cases, Whitley County has 62 positive cases, and Wabash County has 88 positive cases. Noble County has 311 positive cases and Elkhart County has 1,876 positive cases.
In other northern Indiana counties, Lake County has 4,057 positive cases; Allen County has 2,089 positive cases, which is up from 2,014 cases reported on Wednesday; and St. Joseph County has 1,481 positive cases.
Marion County, which includes Indianapolis, has the most cases in the state at 10,492.
According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, more than 533,000 people in the United States have recovered from COVID-19.