(Indianapolis, IN) - La Porte County now has the highest COVID-19 rate in the state. According to the Indiana Department of Health, the percentage of people testing positive for the virus in La Porte County is 10.1-percent. Jasper and Carroll counties are next with a positivity rate of 9.5-percent. The average positivity rate statewide is 4.5-percent, according to the IDH.
La Porte County Health Department Administrator Amanda Lahners is asking people to get vaccinated and continue to practice social distancing and wear a mask. “All three of those items are going to help us get through this sooner rather than later,” she said.