By Liz Shepherd
WARSAW — Kosciusko County has recorded three more deaths from COVID-19.
Between noon Thursday, Oct. 15, and noon Tuesday, Oct. 20, the Kosciusko County Health Department reported a total of 199 new molecular and antigen COVID-19 cases.
Additionally, the county reported three new COVID-19 deaths. This brings the county’s total number of cases to 1,766, with 23 deaths.
According to KCHD, 12 men and 11 women have died in the county due to COVID-19. The age range for the deaths in Kosciusko County is 61 to 98 years old.
Currently, 1,286 Kosciusko County residents have recovered from COVID-19. Fifteen cases are hospitalized active cases, with 427 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 State of Indiana also reported a new single-day record for COVID-19 cases. 2,491 cases were reported on Friday, Oct. 16, which is the highest number of daily cases to date.
Statewide, the latest posting on the Indiana Department of Health website shows the number of COVID-19 deaths in Indiana rose to 3,775, which is up from 3,632 reported on Thursday, Oct. 15.
The total positive number of COVID-19 cases in Indiana is now at 150,664. More than 2,551,000 COVID-19 tests have been administered to Hoosiers.
Locally, Fulton County has 336 positive cases; Wabash County has 391 positive cases, which is up from 344 reported on Thursday; and Whitley County has 431 positive cases, which is up from 390 reported on Thursday. Marshall County has 1,325 positive cases, which is up from 1,239 reported on Thursday; Noble County has 1,135 positive cases and Elkhart County has 8,469, which is up from 7,925 reported on Thursday.
In other northern Indiana counties, Lake County has 13,220 positive cases, which is up from 12,326 reported on Thursday; St. Joseph County has 8,877 positive cases, which is up from 7,925 reported on Thursday; and Allen County has 7,880 positive cases, which is up from 7,406 reported on Thursday.
According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, more than 3,272,000 people in the United States have recovered from COVID-19.