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Officials Respond to Local Spike in COVID-19 Cases

(LaPorte, IN) - LaPorte County has witnessed a spike in COVID-19 cases. However, there’s reason to believe it could be short-lived. The Indiana State Department of Health reported 19 more cases

in LaPorte County yesterday.  Nine of the new positive test results were from Westville prison.

Until then, the number of new cases daily here was in the low single digits.


LaPorte County Commissioner Sheila Matias is asking everyone to do their part so the situation here remains stable and people can go about their lives without more restrictions.


Matias said one area of concern is lack of social distancing by large crowds at the beach in Michigan City and in the bars. Today, the state reported just five new cases in LaPorte County.

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