According to the latest update from the Indiana State Health Department (ISHD), 1,578 residents of Cass County have tested positive for COVID-19.
The most recent ISHD report shows 339 cases in Howard County, 134 in Miami, 206 in White, 87 in Carroll, 46 in Fulton and 37 in Pulaski.
An additional 473 cases have been confirmed statewide by the ISDH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Cass County Health Department, Memorial Hospital and private laboratories. That brings the statewide total to 30,409 with 1,791 deaths, for a death rate of 5.9 percent.
A total of 208,561 tests have been reported to ISDH to date, up from 202,995 reported on Thursday with 14.6 percent of those returning positive results.
According to the latest update from the CDC, 1,551,095 cases are now confirmed nationwide. There have been 93,061 deaths reported nationwide for a death rate of 6.0 percent.
As of Friday morning’s report, the World Health Organization says 4,993,470 people have been infected worldwide with 327,738 deaths reported, for a global death rate of 6.6 percent.
To the west, the White County Government Building is restricted to “essential government functions” because of six cases of COVID-19 in the building, according to an emergency declaration the White County Commissioners issued Monday.
Anyone entering the building “must wear a protective mask covering their nose and mouth which shall remain worn at all times while in the White County Building,” the emergency declaration states, and employees are encouraged to work from home.
Employees and visitors will be screened with a checklist of symptoms and possible contact.
Employees who’ve tested positive or had close contact with someone who’s tested positive must do a 14-day quarantine.