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La Porte County Moved to Code Red for COVID-19

(Indianapolis, IN) - COVID-19 in La Porte County is apparently becoming a growing problem.  The Indiana State Department of Health has moved La Porte County to Code Red.


Until yesterday, La Porte County was designated as Code Orange for several weeks.  State Health officials report the number of people testing positive the past seven days in La Porte County has increased to 16.1 percent, which is the highest positivity rate here since the start of the outbreak.


Porter and Starke counties were also moved to Code Red with positivity rates above 15 percent.


According to state health officials, about half the counties in Indiana are now Code Red.


61 new cases and four more deaths were reported yesterday in La Porte County.

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