By Liz Shepherd
WARSAW — Kosciusko County has reported six new COVID-19 deaths in the past two weeks, bringing the county’s total to 140. The county has reported 11,634 positive cases.
Fulton County has reported four COVID-19 deaths since Friday, Sept. 17. Since that date, Whitley County has reported three new deaths and Wabash County has reported one.
Locally, on the Indiana Department of Health two-metric and advisory level COVID-19 maps, Whitley County is back in the “orange” category, with a 13.2% positivity rate.
IDH relies on a color-coded county map that measures percent positivity and new cases per 100,000 residents. The baseline for red is 15%.
Kosciusko County has a high community transmission rate for COVID-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The CDC’s website categorizes transmission rates in four levels: low, moderate, substantial and high. The map shows that all of Indiana is in the ‘high’ category. About 94% of the United States is marked in the ‘high’ category.
The CDC website is updated regularly and you can search for specific counties here.
More than 29,000 people in Kosciusko County have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19.
More than 3,264,000 Hoosiers are considered to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. According to statewide demographics, about 53% of those fully vaccinated are individuals who are 50 and older. About 53% of people fully vaccinated are female.
Statewide, the IDH website shows the number of COVID-19 deaths in Indiana rose to 15,132.
The total positive number of reported COVID-19 cases in Indiana is now at 959,409. More than 13,505,000 COVID-19 tests have been administered to Hoosiers.
Since the pandemic began, locally, Fulton County has reported 2,844 positive cases, Wabash County has reported 4,968 positive cases, and Whitley County has reported 5,376 positive cases. Marshall County has reported 7,479 positive cases, Noble County has reported 7,549 positive cases and Elkhart County has 34,196.
In other northern Indiana counties, Lake County has 64,138 positive cases; Allen County has 54,613 positive cases; and St. Joseph County has 42,541 positive cases.
According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, more than 695,000 people in the United States have died due to COVID-19.
Vaccination Percentages by ZIP Code
COVID-19 vaccination percentages by county ZIP code are available on the state’s management performance hub.
- 46582 (Warsaw area) 52% of residents
- 46508 (Burket) 51% of residents
- 46538 (Leesburg) 49% of residents
- 46580 (Warsaw) 48% of residents
- 46555 (North Webster) 46% of residents
- 46567 (Syracuse) 46% of residents
- 46506 (Bremen area) 45% of residents
- 46962 (North Manchester area) 43% of residents
- 46590 (Winona Lake) 42% of residents
- 46910 (Akron) 40% of residents
- 46787 (South Whitley) 40% of residents
- 46542 (Milford) 38% of residents
- 46732 (Cromwell) 35% of residents
- 46562 (Pierceton) 35% of residents
- 46982 (Silver Lake) 35% of residents
- 46504 (Bourbon) 34% of residents
- 46539 (Mentone) 28% of residents
- 46510 (Claypool) 27% of residents
- 46550 (Nappanee) 27% of residents
- 46524 (Etna Green) 23% of residents