By Liz Shepherd
WARSAW — Between noon Tuesday, Sept. 22, and noon Thursday, Sept. 24, the Kosciusko County Health Department reported a total of nine new molecular and antigen COVID-19 cases.
This brings the county’s total number to 1,218, with 17 deaths.
Updates From The Indiana Department of Health
- The Fairbanks Prevalence Study will be conducting its third round of testing beginning Tuesday, Sept. 29, and ending Saturday, Oct. 3. If you received a postcard, text, call or e-mail from the Indiana Department of Health, please register for a test time. Please consider participating to help inform decisions about how to best protect Hoosiers during this public health emergency.
- The IDH has provided links to the American Academy of Pediatrics, emphasizing the importance of cardiac screening as part of sports clearance for youth who have recovered from COVID-19.
- There is a new reference sheet provided by IDH regarding school attendance. This sheet can be found here.
- Due to the significance of asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic transmission, this guidance further reinforces the need to test asymptomatic persons, including close contacts of a person with documented SARS-CoV-2 infection.
The Whitley County Health Department also recently reported an additional COVID-19 death. The death occurred on Monday, Sept. 21, bringing the county’s total to seven. Whitley County has 261 positive cases and has administered 4,253 tests.
Currently, 1,065 Kosciusko County residents have recovered from COVID-19. Eleven cases are hospitalized active cases, with 125 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 3,322.
The total positive number of COVID-19 cases in Indiana is now at 114,236. More than 1,937,000 COVID-19 tests have been administered to Hoosiers.
Locally, Fulton County has 235 positive cases and Wabash County has 263 positive cases. Marshall County has 997 positive cases, Noble County has 900 positive cases and Elkhart County has 6,477.
In other northern Indiana counties, Lake County has 10,397 positive cases; St. Joseph County has 6,312 positive cases, which is up from 6,156 reported on Tuesday, Sept. 22; and Allen County has 6,113 positive cases.
According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, more than 2,670,000 people in the United States have recovered from COVID-19.