By Liz Shepherd
WARSAW — Between noon Thursday, Sept. 10, and noon Tuesday, Sept. 15, the Kosciusko County Health Department reported a total of 29 new molecular and antigen COVID-19 cases.
This brings the county’s total number to 1,156, with 17 deaths.
Currently, 1,001 Kosciusko County residents have recovered from COVID-19. Seven cases are hospitalized active cases, with 131 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 Indiana State Department of Health will continue to host a free COVID-19 drive-thru testing clinic from Sept. 15 to 19. Testing will be offered form 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. The clinic will be located at Warsaw’s Central Park, Warsaw, in the northeast parking lot near the Center Lake Pavilion and Biblical Gardens.
The drive-thru clinic is open to anyone age two and older who lives or works in Indiana. Insurance is not required. Spanish translators will be available.
Individuals who are tested will receive an e-mail or text message with the results when they become available. Anyone who believes they may have been exposed to COVID-19, has developed symptoms of COVID-19, who is considered high-risk or who requires testing to return to work is strongly encouraged to take advantage of this free testing opportunity.
For more information about this testing site, Hoosiers may call the ISDH COVID-19 Call Center at the toll-free number (877) 826-0011 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily. For more information in Spanish, call the Northern Indiana Hispanic Health Coalition at (574) 206-3938.
Statewide, the latest posting on the ISDH website shows the number of COVID-19 deaths in Indiana rose to 3,235.
The total positive number of COVID-19 cases in Indiana is now at 107,229. More than 1,756,000 COVID-19 tests have been administered to Hoosiers.
Locally, Fulton County has 226 positive cases, Whitley County has 241 positive cases and Wabash County has 251 positive cases, which is up from 234 reported on Thursday, Sept. 10. Marshall County has 966 positive cases, which is up from 942 reported on Thursday; Noble County has 858 positive cases and Elkhart County has 6,117, which is up from 5,898 reported on Thursday.
In other northern Indiana counties, Lake County has 9,939 positive cases; St. Joseph County has 5,804 positive cases; and Allen County has 5,703 positive cases.
According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, more than 2,474,000 people in the United States have recovered from COVID-19.