By Liz Shepherd
WARSAW — Between noon Tuesday, Sept. 8, and noon Thursday, Sept. 10, the Kosciusko County Health Department reported a total of 25 new molecular and antigen COVID-19 cases.
This brings the county’s total number to 1,127, with 17 deaths.
Currently, 969 Kosciusko County residents have recovered from COVID-19. Four cases are hospitalized active cases, with 137 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 Indiana State Department of Health is also hosting a free COVID-19 drive-thru testing clinic in Warsaw from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, and Saturday, Sept. 12. The clinic is located at Warsaw’s Central Park in the west parking lot.
The drive-thru clinic is open to anyone age two and older who lives or works in Indiana. Insurance is not required. Spanish translators will be available. Individuals who are tested will receive an e-mail or text message with the results when they become available.
Anyone who believes they may have been exposed to COVID-19, has developed symptoms of COVID-19, who is considered high-risk, or who requires testing to return to work is strongly encouraged to take advantage of this free testing opportunity.
Statewide, the latest posting on the Indiana State Department of Health website shows the number of COVID-19 deaths in Indiana rose to 3,186.
The total positive number of COVID-19 cases in Indiana is now at 102,243. More than 1,584,000 COVID-19 tests have been administered to Hoosiers.
Locally, Fulton County has 216 positive cases, Wabash County has 234 positive cases and Whitley County has 236 positive cases. Marshall County has 942 positive cases, Noble County has 844 positive cases and Elkhart County has 5,898.
In other northern Indiana counties, Lake County has 9,648 positive cases; St. Joseph County has 5,556 positive cases; and Allen County has 5,463 positive cases.
According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, more than 2,387,000 people in the United States have recovered from COVID-19.