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COVID-19 Still Low Locally Despite Variant

(La Porte County, IN) - COVID-19 numbers are starting to creep up in different parts of the country because of the more contagious Delta variant but cases are still low and holding steady in La Porte County.

 

According to Indiana State Department of Health, 2.2 percent of people tested the past seven days in La Porte County have come up positive.

 

Dr. Vidya Kora, who has a medical practice in Michigan City, said there hasn’t been many hospitalizations locally in recent weeks and people becoming seriously ill from the virus have all been unvaccinated individuals.

 

“I think we are in a good place right now,” he said.

 

The rising number of cases worldwide are reported to be in areas with low vaccination rates.

 

Kora said more people getting vaccinated is the key to further reducing the risk of contracting the virus.

 

According to ISDH, there are still several Indiana counties with double digit positivity rates with the closest to here being Newton County.

 

All of the counties surrounding LaPorte have similarly low positivity rates.

 

Kora assured people hesitant about being immunized the vaccines are safe and far less risky than not being vaccinated.

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