Kosciusko County remains in orange metric in weekly COVID update from state

Map and data provided by the Indiana State Department of Health

In the latest county metric map, which is updated every Wednesday by the state, all of Indiana’s 92 counties remain at an orange or red level.

The positive news in the latest update is that the number of red counties fell by ten, to 26. Nearby Elkhart, Whitley and LaGrange counties remain in that red metric. Kosciusko County remained in the orange rating, however the positivity rate of the virus is just under 15 percent.

If that were to go above that number next week, Kosciusko County would be upgraded to a red status. As of Wednesday, the county positivity rate was 14.56 percent and the weekly cases per 100,000 residents was 670.

You can see the full update at coronavirus.in.gov.


State health officials say another 125 Indiana residents have died from COVID-19, pushing the state’s pandemic death toll past 7,000.

The Indiana State Department of Health said Wednesday that the newly confirmed deaths, which occurred over several days, raised Indiana’s toll to 7,102, including both confirmed and presumed infections.

The state agency also reported that another 6,283 Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19, increasing the number of Indiana residents known to have had the coronavirus to 440,850. Holcomb and health officials are scheduled to hold a Wednesday afternoon briefing on the state’s coronavirus response.