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10/28/20 PSA re:  COVID-19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 28th, 2020

The Steuben County Health Department was notified of 87 positive COVID-19 test results for Steuben County residents since Wednesday, October 21st, 2020. We have been in communications with the patients and the Indiana Department of Health to identify, notify and monitor any close contacts.

Steuben County has a total of 699 COVID-19 positive cases, 469 individuals considered recovered and 8 deaths associated with COVID-19.

The Indiana Department of Health is reporting a positivity rate of all tested at 7.0%. The Indiana Department of Health has announced and released today that Steuben County has changed to a weekly composite score of 1.5.

Please remember the follow:
• Social distancing
• Masking
• Avoiding crowds
• Staying at home if feeling sick
• Hand sanitizing or washing

An additional COVID-19 testing location will be opening on November 6th, 2020. This facility will be located at 501 S. John St., Angola IN 46703. This site will be opened five days throughout the week on: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Please see the attached testing flier for more complete information.

The demographic breakdown* of COVID-19 cases in Steuben County are the following:

Age Range (years) COVID-19 Positive Cases
0-19 - 79
20-29 - 155
30-39 - 89
40-49 - 84
50-59 - 110
60-69 - 110
70-79 - 52
80+ - 20

*Please note this demographic breakdown will be updated weekly.

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