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COVID Rate Now at Near Zero

(La Porte County, IN) - It’s been a while since the COVID-19 case numbers here and throughout the state have been this low. According to state health officials, the seven-day positivity rate in La Porte County now stands at 1.9 percent.


“This is something we have not seen for a very, very long time,” said La Porte County Health Department Administrator Amanda Lahners.


Two months ago, close to 30 percent or more of people tested in Indiana were positive. Lahners also said the health department’s COVID-19 vaccination clinic has moved from the old La Porte Hospital to across the street at the old Heritage Place at 901 Lincolnway.


Seventy-eight counties in Indiana have a positivity rate of less than five percent. According to state health officials, the remaining 14 counties have a positivity rate below 10-percent.

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