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On May 13, the Centers for Disease Control announced that vaccinated people no longer needed to wear masks. That same day, St. Joseph County rescinded its face mask order.

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Coronavirus cases in St. Joseph County are at the lowest level since the start of the pandemic, and the county’s COVID-19 tracking metrics are all in the green for the first time ever.

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COVID-19 cases are on the rise in St. Joseph County, Indiana, especially among people under the age of 30. This increasing infection rate among young people is a new trend.

St. Joseph County, IN Sees Increase In COVID-19 Cases

May 15, 2020
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St. Joseph County and City of South Bend Officials gave an update to the local COVID-19 response during a virtual press conference Friday.

Deputy Health Officer Mark Fox says the County is starting to see an uptick in COVID-19 cases.

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During the weekly St. Joseph County, Indiana COVID-19 update Friday, officials continued to stress caution as businesses start reopening and people begin venturing out. 

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With Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb’s stay-at-home order lifted, many Michiana businesses are preparing to reopen. The St. Joseph County Health Department is urging local employers to take precautions.


It’s been roughly one month since Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb issued a stay-home-order due to the coronavirus. St. Joseph County, Indiana officials discussed when it may be safe for the county to start reopening during a virutal press conference Friday.

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Friday St. Joseph County health officials announced a third death in the county due to COVID-19. The patient who died was a women in her 60's with multiple underlying medical conditions who had been hospitalized for several days. 


Leaders from the state of Indiana and St. Joseph County, Indiana held a virtual press conference Thursday to give an update on the local response to the coronavirus. 


The St. Joseph County, Indiana Health Department is preparing for a possible surge in COVID-19 hospitalizations. Local officials are trying to repurpose non-hospital facilities to care for less critical patients.