The number of recoveries from the coronavirus have surpassed 500 in Kosciusko County.
That’s according to the newest data from the Kosciusko County Health Department, who are showing that 505 recoveries have now been reported.
An additional 27 positive cases of the virus were also reported in today’s update, bringing the overall number of cases to 721. Those cases were reported between noon on Monday and noon on Wednesday.
Of the overall cases, 208 are active, including 16 hospitalizations.
There were no additional deaths in the report, keeping the county total at eight.
KCHD also supplied new information to media today regarding updates to isolation from the CDC, along with information from the Indiana State Department of Health in regards to schools.
NEW CDC INFORMATION
- Discontinuation of isolation has changed from “at least 72 hours” to “at least 24 hours” have passed since last fever without the use of fever-reducing medications (CDC link)
- Discontinuation of isolation has changed from “improvement in respiratory symptoms” to “improvement in symptoms” to address expanding list of symptoms associated with COVID-19 (CDC link)
- For individuals who have severe to critical illness or who are severely immunocompromised, the duration for isolation has extended to 20 days after symptom onset or 20 days after initial positive SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test for asymptomatic severely immunocompromised (CDC link)
- Criteria for severe to critical illness can be found here.
- A test-based strategy is no longer recommended to determine when to discontinue home isolation, except in certain circumstances. (CDC link)
NEW ISDH INFORMATION