By Liz Shepherd
WARSAW — Between noon Thursday, Sept. 3, and noon Tuesday, Sept. 8, the Kosciusko County Health Department reported a total of 42 new molecular and antigen COVID-19 cases, as well as one new death. This brings the county’s total number to 1,102, with 17 deaths.
In total, nine men and eight women have died due to COVID-19 in the county. The age range for the deaths in Kosciusko County is 64 to 98 years old.
The Wabash County Health Department also reported a new COVID-19 death, bringing the county’s total to seven. Wabash County has 231 positive cases and has administered 4,357 tests.
Currently, 941 Kosciusko County residents have recovered from COVID-19. Three cases are hospitalized active cases, with 141 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 3,156.
The total positive number of COVID-19 cases in Indiana is now at 100,780. More than 1,559,000 Hoosiers have been tested for COVID-19.
Locally, Fulton County has 210 positive cases, Whitley County has 233 positive cases and Marshall County has 934 positive cases, which is up from 910 reported on Thursday, Sept. 3. Noble County has 841 positive cases and Elkhart County has 5,837.
In other northern Indiana counties, Lake County has 9,567 positive cases, which is up from 9,275 reported on Thursday; St. Joseph County has 5,470 positive cases; and Allen County has 5,373 positive cases, which is up from 5,127 reported on Thursday.
According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, more than 2,333,000 people in the United States have recovered from COVID-19.