(Indianapolis, IN) - The percentage of La Porte County residents testing positive for COVID-19 is up again. According to the Indiana Department of Health, the seven-day positivity rate here is now 12-percent. It was 12 percent a few weeks ago, then dipped below 10 percent recently.
Dr. Vidya Kora, who has a medical practice in Michigan City, said the positivity rate would be as high, perhaps, as 20-percent if people were not vaccinated. La Porte County has the second-highest positivity rate in the state, while Starke County at 11-percent has the fourth-highest rate in the state, according to IDH.
Kora also encouraged people hesitant about being vaccinated to get immunized. He said each of the 10 to 15 people hospitalized right now in Michigan City was not vaccinated. He emphasized the vaccine, despite the myths, is safe and effective.
Kora said the fears are often driven by misinformation. “I think the people need to just refresh their basic science and biology rather than just relying on Facebook posts of people who don’t know what in the hell they are talking about,” he said.