By Liz Shepherd
WARSAW — Between noon Thursday, July 30, and noon Monday, Aug. 3, the Kosciusko County Health Department reported a total of 38 new COVID-19 cases and one additional death. This brings the county’s total number of reported cases to 822, with 13 deaths.
Currently, 587 Kosciusko County residents have recovered from COVID-19. Eleven cases are hospitalized active cases, with 211 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.
The Fulton County Health Department also recently reported one new COVID-19 death, which brings the county’s total to two. Fulton County has 146 positive cases. More than 2,000 COVID-19 tests have been administered in the county.
Statewide, the latest posting on the Indiana State Department of Health website shows the number of COVID-19 deaths in Indiana rose to 2,780.
The total positive number of COVID-19 cases in Indiana is now at 68,433. More than 775,000 Hoosiers have been tested for COVID-19.
Locally, Whitley County has 148 positive cases, Wabash County has 161 positive cases, and Marshall County has 742 positive cases. Noble County has 637 positive cases and Elkhart County has 4,597 positive cases.
In other northern Indiana counties, Lake County has 7,101 positive cases; Allen County has 3,635 positive cases; and St. Joseph County has 3,154 positive cases.
Marion County, which includes Indianapolis, has the most cases in the state at 14,863.
According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, more than 1,468,000 people in the United States have recovered from COVID-19.