By Liz Shepherd
WARSAW — Between noon Thursday, Aug. 13, and noon Tuesday, Aug. 18, the Kosciusko County Health Department reported a total of 14 new COVID-19 cases. This brings the county’s total number of reported cases to 890, 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, 768 Kosciusko County residents have recovered from COVID-19. Five cases are hospitalized active cases, with 105 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.
Statewide, the latest posting on the Indiana State Department of Health website shows the number of COVID-19 deaths in Indiana rose to 2,954.
The total positive number of COVID-19 cases in Indiana is now at 81,847. More than 928,000 Hoosiers have been tested for COVID-19.
Locally, Whitley County has 171 positive cases, Fulton County has 184 positive cases, Wabash County has 185 positive cases and Marshall County has 814 positive cases. Noble County has 745 positive cases and Elkhart County has 5,190.
In other northern Indiana counties, Lake County has 8,256 positive cases, which is up from 7,952 reported on Thursday, Aug. 13; Allen County has 4,350 positive cases; and St. Joseph County has 3,938 positive cases.
Marion County, which includes Indianapolis, has the most cases in the state at 16,869, which is up from 16,437 reported on Thursday.
According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, more than 1,865,000 people in the United States have recovered from COVID-19.