By Liz Shepherd
WARSAW — Between noon Monday, July 6, and Wednesday, July 8, the Kosciusko County Health Department reported a total of nine new COVID-19 cases. This brings the county’s total number of reported cases to 564, with four deaths.
Currently, 348 Kosciusko County residents have recovered from COVID-19. Nine cases are hospitalized active cases, with 203 cases classified as active. A “hospitalized active case” consists of any active cases that are currently or have been hospitalized at all during their illness. However, consistent with non-hospitalized cases, once their 21-day active period is completed, they are considered recovered.
Meanwhile, the Marshall County Health Department also reported its sixth COVID-19 death. The death occurred on Sunday, July 5. Marshall County has 501 positive cases and has administered 4,656 tests.
Statewide, the latest posting on the Indiana State Department of Health website shows the number of COVID-19 deaths in Indiana rose to 2,539.
The total positive number of COVID-19 cases in Indiana is now at 49,063. More than 535,000 Hoosiers have been tested for COVID-19.
Locally, Whitley County has 97 positive cases, Wabash County has 114 positive cases, and Noble County has 485 positive cases. Elkhart County has 3,402 positive cases, which is up from 3,301 reported on Monday, July 6.
Fulton County’s case number remains unchanged at 72.
In other northern Indiana counties, Lake County has 5,276 positive cases; Allen County has 2,835 positive cases; and St. Joseph County has 2,001 positive cases.
Marion County, which includes Indianapolis, has the most cases in the state at 11,760.
According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, more than 936,000 people in the United States have recovered from COVID-19.