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Signs of Slight Let Up in Surge

(La Porte County, IN) - The daily number of new COVID-19 cases in La Porte County may have started leveling off.


According to the La Porte County Health Department, there were 165 new cases reported on Thursday and 225 new cases reported on Wednesday. The number of new confirmed cases was anywhere from 132 to 211 over the previous five days, according to the LCHD.


A record 330 confirmed new days in La Porte County was set on January 3.


Dr. Vidya Kora, who has a medical practice in Michigan City, said he believes the number of cases has spiked and is still too high but is on a downward trend.


Kora said it might not be until Valentine’s Day until cases are back down to a much safer level.


“It’s not going to go away completely for a while but at least the significant spike that we had with Omicron is going to ease up in the next three to four weeks. That’s my anticipation,” he said.

Despite Omicron being much more contagious and driving up infections dramatically, Kora said the number of hospitalizations from the COVID-19 variant is remaining steady.


There’s been anywhere from 25 to 30 COVID-19 patients daily at Franciscan Health outside Michigan City for the past several weeks. The LCHD also reported ten deaths from COVID-19 over the past seven days. 

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