(La Porte County, IN) - More than 50 new cases of coronavirus in La Porte County were reported today. For the first time in quite a while, new cases have been reported at both of the prisons in La Porte County.
According to the Indiana State Department of Health, seven offenders at Westville Correctional Facility turned up positive Wednesday. Four offenders at Indiana State Prison on Wednesday also tested positive for the virus.
According to the state, the number of people testing positive in La Porte County in the last seven days was seven percent. La Porte County Commission President Sheila Matias said people should not be letting their guards down.
“I’m not saying we should panic. We need to live. We need to continue to be active, but there are precautions you can take to keep yourself, your family, your children safe,” she said.
Matias expressed concern about Governor Eric Holcomb keeping the state in Stage 5 of his economic reopening plan. However, Matias said she also understands his decision not to scale back the reopening to keep as many people as possible away from economic hardship.