The latest report from the Indiana State Department of Health shows that Starke County is now reporting 30 positive cases of COVID-19, Marshall County is up to 54 cases and Pulaski County is at 37 positive cases.
The increase in numbers is in response to an increase in testing in the state.
The numbers are cumulative. Information on the number of recoveries is not included in the report.
Statewide, 493 additional cases were reported in Friday’s report from May 4 and May 21. The total cumulative count is 30,409.
An additional 27 deaths were reported from May 6 to May 21. A total of 1,791 Indiana residents have died from COVID-19. Another 150 probable deaths were reported based on clinical diagnosis in patients where a positive test is not on record.
The number of staff members at the Westville Correctional Facility testing positive continues to increase while the number of inmates testing positive for COVID-19 has remained steady. Over 100 staff members have tested positive while 177 inmates have tested positive.
The Indiana State Department of Health is holding drive-thru testing clinics Friday and Saturday at the Kankakee Valley Middle School in Wheatfield and other sites in Brazil, Hammond and Shelbyville.
A free COVID-19 testing site is open at Menominee Elementary School at 815 Discovery Lane in Plymouth. Residents who are showing symptoms and those who are at a high risk of contracting the virus are encouraged to be tested. Those who need to get tested can register online at LHI.care/CovidTesting or by calling 888-634-1116. Those with health insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid need to present that information, as well as proof of Indiana residency.