(Indianapolis, IN) - Children make up close to 20 percent of the COVID-19 cases in the state right now, impacting schools in significant ways.
Some infected children with severe cases are also winding up in hospitals, though just one-tenth of one percent of infected children are dying from the virus.
Hospitals statewide are also filling up. According to medical experts, the Delta variant being much more contagious, the unvaccinated and people letting their guards down are to blame for the continued rise in cases.
Locally, as of September 7th, La Porte Community School Corporation has had 86 total positive cases in children since beginning the school year, causing 349 staff and students to quarantine.