By Liz Shepherd
WARSAW — Between noon Friday, Aug. 7, and noon Tuesday, Aug. 11, the Kosciusko County Health Department reported a total of 31 new COVID-19 cases. This brings the county’s total number of reported cases to 872, with 12 deaths.
KCHD has also created a virtual booklet to provide COVID-19 related guidance and information for schools, parents, students and staff.
Currently, 696 Kosciusko County residents have recovered from COVID-19. Seven cases are hospitalized active cases, with 157 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.
For school-age children ages 3 to 18, there have been 71 symptomatic COVID-19 cases and 14 asymptomatic COVID-19 cases reported to the health department.
The Wabash County Health Department also recently reported two new COVID-19 deaths, bringing the county’s total to five. Wabash County has 171 positive cases, with 3,370 administered tests.
Statewide, the latest posting on the Indiana State Department of Health website shows the number of COVID-19 deaths in Indiana rose to 2,878.
The total positive number of COVID-19 cases in Indiana is now at 76,522. More than 866,000 Hoosiers have been tested for COVID-19.
Locally, Whitley County has 156 positive cases, Fulton County has 173 positive cases and Marshall County has 794 positive cases. Noble County has 690 positive cases and Elkhart County has 4,955.
In other northern Indiana counties, Lake County has 7,742 positive cases; Allen County has 4,040 positive cases; and St. Joseph County has 3,610 positive cases.
Marion County, which includes Indianapolis, has the most cases in the state at 16,194.
According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, more than 1,714,000 people in the United States have recovered from COVID-19.