By Liz Shepherd
WARSAW — Between noon Thursday, Sept. 17, and noon Tuesday, Sept. 22, the Kosciusko County Health Department reported a total of 34 new molecular and antigen COVID-19 cases.
This brings the county’s total number to 1,209, with 17 deaths.
The Marshall County Health Department also recently reported an additional COVID-19 death. The death occurred on Thursday, Sept. 17, bringing the county’s total to 24. Marshall County has 989 positive cases and has administered 11,180 tests.
Currently, 1,035 Kosciusko County residents have recovered from COVID-19. Ten cases are hospitalized active cases, with 147 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 3,295.
The total positive number of COVID-19 cases in Indiana is now at 112,626. More than 1,898,000 COVID-19 tests have been administered to Hoosiers.
Locally, Fulton County has 234 positive cases, Whitley County has 252 positive cases and Wabash County has 261 positive cases. Noble County has 891 positive cases and Elkhart County has 6,415.
In other northern Indiana counties, Lake County has 10,292 positive cases; St. Joseph County has 6,156 positive cases, which is up from 5,867 reported on Thursday, Sept. 17; and Allen County has 6,029 positive cases, which is up from 5,785 reported on Thursday.
According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, more than 2,615,000 people in the United States have recovered from COVID-19.