By Dan Spalding
WARSAW – Two more people have died from COVID-19 in Kosciusko County and more than 102 people have tested positive in a recent five-day period that ended at noon Tuesday, Oct. 13.
The number of deaths attributed to COVID in the county now stands at 19, according to the Kosciusko County Health Department.
The spike in new cases represents the biggest jump since the county health department began providing numbers 41 weeks ago. The combined number of molecular and antigen tests reported in the past two weeks is higher than any previously reported, according to a chart provided by the health department.
The health department reports 63 school-aged children have tested positive since Aug. 12.
On Tuesday, parents were notified by Warsaw Community Schools that two high school students tested positive in recent days, according to a copy of the letter.
Grace College is also seeing a rise in cases. According to a Grace College website, there are 19 current cases involving students, faculty and staff, bringing the total to 33, as of Monday.
Indiana reported 1,569 new positive cases and 27 deaths as of Monday.
The state has recorded 3,595 total deaths attributed to the virus, according to the Indiana Department of Health coronavirus dashboard.
The number of confirmed cases in the United States has topped 7,858,000. Nearly 216,000 have died from the virus in the United States, according to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center.