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Coronavirus Total Up 31 In Allen County; Deaths Increase

Rebecca Green
Northeast Indiana Public Radio/WBOI

The number of people killed by COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, continues to inch upward in northeast Indiana.


Allen County reported an additional two deaths and 33 new diagnosisof the virus over the weekend, bringing the totals to 23 dead and 311 infected.

The Noble County Health Department reported four deaths at an Avilla long-term care facility. Earlier this month, an individual died from the virus at the Sacred Heart Home. The county has 36 individuals who have tested positive.

The Indiana Department of Health is again offering a drive-through testing clinic at Ivy Tech Community College’s campus on Coliseum Boulevard. The tests will be available Monday through Wednesday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., or until supplies run out.

The tests will be available to symptomatic healthcare workers, first responders, and essential workers.

Testing also is available to symptomatic individuals who live with one of these workers and people who have symptoms of COVID-19 and underlying medical conditions that put them at higher risk, such as obesity, high blood pressure or heart disease, according to the Indiana Department of Health.

The COVID-19 numbers for northeast Indiana are:

  • Adams: 7 positive tests, one death
  • Allen: 311 positive tests, 23 deaths
  • DeKalb: 13 positive tests, one death
  • Huntington: six positive tests, one death
  • Kosciusko: 22 positive tests, one death
  • LaGrange: 16 positive tests, one death
  • Noble: 36 positive tests, six deaths (per the Noble County Health Department)
  • Steuben: 17 positive tests, one deaths
  • Wabash: nine positive tests, no deaths
  • Wells: five positive tests, no deaths
  • Whitley: 16 positive tests, one death


Rebecca manages the news at WBOI. She joined the staff in December 2017, and brought with her nearly two decades of experience in print journalism, including 15 years as an award-winning reporter for the Journal Gazette in Fort Wayne.