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11/18/20 PSA re:  COVID-19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 18th, 2020

The Steuben County Health Department was notified of 222 positive COVID-19 test results for Steuben County residents since Wednesday, November 11th, 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 1185 COVID-19 positive cases, 735 individuals considered recovered and 12 deaths associated with COVID-19.

The Indiana Department of Health is reporting a positivity rate of all tested at 16.63%. The Indiana Department of Health has announced and released today that Steuben County has changed to a weekly composite score of 3.0, due to the average number of cases per 100,000 residents was reported at 708.

Health Order

The Steuben County Health Officer, Dr. Ted J. Crisman, MD has signed a new public health order on restricting indoor visitation at long term care facilities in Steuben County. This public health order will go into effect starting November 19th, 2020 until December 18th, 2020. The public health order will be available on the Steuben county health department webpage under the documents tab.

COVID-19 Testing

A COVID-19 swabbing clinic has opened in the city of Angola, IN. This facility is located at 501 S. John St. Angola, IN 46703. To schedule an appointment, please use: scheduling.coronavirus.in.gov and click “I do not have an invitation code” to being the scheduling process. The Steuben County Health Department has also posted a link for scheduling on their webpage.

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

Age Range (years)

COVID-19 Positive Cases

0-19

135

20-29

244

30-39

140

40-49

163

50-59

198

60-69

181

70-79

90

80+

34

 *Please note this demographic breakdown will be updated weekly.

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