By Liz Shepherd
WARSAW — Kosciusko County saw its highest single-day recording of new COVID-19 cases over the weekend.
According to the Indiana Department of Health website, 227 COVID-19 cases were reported in Kosciusko County on Saturday, Jan. 9 – the highest number of cases reported for the county in one day since the pandemic started. The county has 7,631 positive COVID-19 cases, which is up from 7,327 reported on Friday, Jan. 8.
Kosciusko County has also had one new COVID-19 death, bringing the county’s total to 75.
Wabash County Health Department recently reported one new COVID-19 death, bringing the county’s total to 45. Wabash County has 2,803 positive cases.
The Whitley County Health Department also recently reported one new COVID-19 death, bringing the county’s total to 24. Whitley County has 2,787 positive cases, which is up from 2,686 reported on Friday.
An estimated 1,268 people in Kosciusko County have been administered their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. 114 people have been fully vaccinated. More than 23,000 Hoosiers are considered to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.
Statewide, the IDH website shows the number of COVID-19 deaths in Indiana rose to 8,643, which is up from 8,521 reported on Friday.
The total positive number of reported COVID-19 cases in Indiana is now at 567,338. More than 6,140,000 COVID-19 tests have been administered to Hoosiers.
Locally, Fulton County has 1,543 positive cases and Marshall County has 4,804 positive cases, which is up from 4,720 reported on Friday; Noble County has 4,487 positive cases and Elkhart County has 23,658.
In other northern Indiana counties, Lake County has 43,017 positive cases, which is up from 42,196 reported on Friday; Allen County has 30,802 positive cases, which is up from 29,929 reported on Friday; and St. Joseph County has 25,964 positive cases, which is up from 25,535 reported on Friday.
According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, more than 374,000 people in the United States have died due to COVID-19.