By Liz Shepherd
WARSAW — Kosciusko County saw its highest single-day recording of new cases for COVID-19 earlier this week.
According to the Indiana Department of Health website, 188 COVID-19 cases were reported in Kosciusko County on Nov. 18 – the highest number of cases reported for the county in one day since the pandemic started.
Kosciusko County has 4,091 positive COVID-19 cases, with 39 deaths. Cases are up from 3,765 reported on Wednesday, Nov. 18.
The Wabash County Health Department recently reported an additional COVID-19 death, bringing the county’s total to 18. The death occurred on Wednesday, Nov. 18. Wabash County has 1,365 positive cases, which is up from 1,243 reported on Wednesday.
Whitley County Health Department also recently reported an additional COVID-19 death, bringing the county’s total to 10. The death occurred on Wednesday, Nov. 18. Whitley County has 1,195 positive cases.
Statewide, the latest posting on the IDH website shows the number of COVID-19 deaths in Indiana rose to 4,952. The state also had 53 deaths reported on Wednesday, which is a new single-day record for the highest number of daily deaths reported statewide.
The total positive number of COVID-19 cases in Indiana is now at 282,311. More than 3,785,000 COVID-19 tests have been administered to Hoosiers.
Locally, Fulton County has 762 positive cases; Marshall County has 2,760 positive cases, which is up from 2,637 reported on Wednesday; Noble County has 2,318 positive cases and Elkhart County has 15,714 positive cases, which is up from 15,176 reported on Wednesday.
In other northern Indiana counties, Lake County has 25,026 positive cases, which is up from 23,953 reported on Wednesday; Allen County has 16,218 positive cases, which is up from 15,343 reported on Wednesday; and St. Joseph County has 15,539 positive cases, which is up from 14,965 reported on Wednesday.
According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, more than 4,410,000 people in the United States have recovered from COVID-19.
More than 250,000 people in the United States have died due to COVID-19.