Kosciusko County reports fifth consecutive day without new positive cases

Bar graph depicting COVID-19 cases, recoveries and deaths between April 13th and April 20th. (Data provided by the Kosciusko County Health Department)

No new COVID-19 cases were reported for a fifth straight day in Kosciusko County.

The Kosciusko County Health Department is still reporting 22 positive cases in the county with ten recoveries and one death. This is through 382 tests that have been reported.

Officials passed along some new key points that the CDC provided to them on Saturday, which are highlighted below:

Clinical Course

  • Symptoms among reported cases of COVID-19 vary in severity from mild illness to severe or fatal illness.
  • Some reports suggest the potential for clinical deterioration during the second week of illness.
  • Among hospitalized patients with confirmed COVID-19, some may develop Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), intensive care for respiratory support, pneumonia resulting in death, or a secondary infection.

Signs, Symptoms, and Severity of Illness

  • Loss of taste or smell have been occasionally reported, but more information is needed.
  • Some have hypothesized that certain medications may increase the risk of infection or worsen the severity of COVID-19, but there is currently no data to confirm this link. Experts have speculated that angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen) may influence the infection.


  • Reinfection is still unclear. More data about the possibility of reinfection with SARS-CoV-2 after recovery from COVID-19 is needed. Antibodies, associated with recovery, have been detected in most recovered patients.
  • Co-infections have been reported. Detection of another respiratory pathogen does not (and should not) rule out COVID-19.