UPDATED (MARCH 27 - 5:00PM):
St. Joseph County's Health Dept. released new stats late Friday indicating total cases in the county now stand at 31. That is higher than the 27 cases indicated on the state's COVID-19 map. Throughout the outbreak, state reported figures have typically lagged behind data available at the county level.
POSTED (MARCH 27 - 10:15AM):
The latest COVID-19 stats have been released by the State of Indiana. From Thurs., Mar. 26 to today (Fri., Mar. 27) the number of positive cases has increased by 336 to a total of 981 and the number of deaths increased by 7 to a total of 24.
Counties in the WVPE listening area that now are reporting cases (where they had no cases before) include LaGrange, Fulton and Kosciusko.
POSTED (MARCH 26 - 10:30am):
From the Indiana State Dept. of Health:
INDIANAPOLIS —The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) announced today that 170 Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at ISDH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and private laboratories. That brings to 645 the total number of Indiana residents known to have the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s total. Seventeen Hoosiers have died.
A total of 4,651 tests have been reported to ISDH to date, up from 3,356 on Wednesday.
Marion County had the most new cases, at 67, while Hamilton, Johnson and Lake counties each had 12
PREVIOUS POST (MARCH 25):
Updated stats for COVID-19 cases in St. Joseph County have been released.
The information is below.
St. Joseph County- Three additional individuals in St. Joseph County have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 infection, bringing the county’s total number of confirmed cases to 21 (11 females, 10 males). Age breakdowns include: 4 (under the age of 30), 6 (31-40), 5 (41-50), 3 (51-60), and 3 (over the age of 60). To date more than 550 test results have been returned; several hundred test results are currently pending.
We recognize this is a scary and stressful time for most in our community. We are asking that residents abide by the Governor’s Stay-at-Home order. When the need to go out arises, attention to social distancing and impeccable hand hygiene are imperative. We are hopeful that the measures taken early will help mitigate the overall impact of COVID-19 in our community. We are grateful for all of those who have participated in our response efforts.
As many have seen through various media channels, personal protective equipment is in short supply.
The St. Joseph County Unified Command is asking individuals who can sew and are willing to donate their time to sew face masks. A link for a pattern and a YouTube how-to-video has been posted on the St. Joseph County Department of Health’s website:
For now, these can be dropped off in a box in the outer lobby of the County-City Building.
The latest from Indiana's State Dept. of Health as it relates to COVID-19 prevalence in the Hoosier state.
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The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) today reported 115 new positive cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed through ISDH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and private laboratories. That brings to 477 the total number of Hoosiers diagnosed following corrections to the previous day’s total. Fourteen Hoosiers have died.
A total of 3,356 tests have been reported to ISDH to date, up from 2,931 on Monday.
Marion County had the most new cases, at 67. The complete list of counties with cases is included in the ISDH COVID-19 dashboard at www.coronavirus.in.gov, which will be updated daily at 10 a.m. Cases are listed by county of residence. Private lab reporting may be delayed and will be reflected in the map and count when results are received at ISDH.
The dashboard also has been updated to reflect the following changes based on information provided to ISDH: One Marion County case has been moved to Hamilton County, two duplicate cases have been removed from the Marion County total, a Warrick County case has been reclassified as an out-of-state resident, an Owen County case has been moved to Monroe County and a Ripley County case has been moved to Franklin County.