LaPorte County Sees New Daily High In COVID-19 Cases, Holcomb Extends IN Health Emergency Order

Oct 30, 2020

Credit ISDH

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.