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COVID-19 Rate Stabilizing in La Porte County

(La Porte County, IN) - La Porte County continues to have one of the lowest rates in the state for COVID-19.  According to the Indiana State Department of Health, the number of people testing positive for the virus over the past seven days in La Porte County is currently at 2.9 percent.


As we reported three weeks ago (link here), the positive rate in La Porte County shown a decline below 4.9, percent, when at the time the rate had declined to 2.7 percent positive rate.  Other counties statewide are also seeing a decline in their positivity rates with Porter and St. Joseph counties now at rates slightly above 3.0 percent.


La Porte County Commissioner Dr. Vidya Kora says the rate here is exceptional considering there are two prisons in the county and the large groups from enclosed areas are prone for outbreaks.  He said a lot of effort has occurred here to try and keep the numbers down.  “How to protect the health and safety of the people in La Porte County.  That has been our  goal and that will continue to be our goal,” he said.


La Porte County Commission President, Sheila Matias, hailed the efforts of all sectors within the community for working as a team to effectively address the virus.

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