Based on newly released data from the Indiana State Dept. of Health, LaPorte County saw its highest number of new daily COVID-19 cases yesterday. 74 new cases were reported on Oct. 29. That surpasses the county's previous daily high for new cases that was recorded in mid-April in association with an outbreak of the virus at the Westville Correctional Facility. LaPorte County is currently in the "orange" category on the state's COVID-19 map, indicating there is medium to high community spread going on.
To learn more about the latest data being reported in Indiana as it relates to COVID-19, you can check out the state's dashboard here.
Also today the Governor issued an extension of the state's emergency order in response to COVID-19. The emergency order was first enacted in March and will now be extended until Dec. 1, 2020.