Third COVID-19 death reported in Huntington County

A third Huntington County resident has died as a result of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, according to the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH).

The death was reported by ISDH on Friday, July 24. More than three months have passed since the last COVID-19 death in Huntington County. The county’s first death was reported on March 31 and the second on April 20.

There were 116 cumulative cases of COVID-19 in Huntington County as of noon on Tuesday with 3,355 tests given.

There were a total 18 unique hospitalizations with three unique Intensive Care Unit (ICU) hospitalizations as of Friday, according to the Regenstrief Institute (a research institute out of Indianapolis). Overall, a total of 19 hospitalizations have been reported (likely a second hospitalization of a previously hospitalized patient). Ten patients were male and 8 were female.

According to the Regenstrief Institute, around 15 percent of patients who tested positive for COVID-19 were hospitalized, while 20 percent made emergency room visits. A total of 2.5 percent of Huntington County residents who tested positive for COVID-19 were admitted to the ICU.

Across the state, there were 561 new COVID-19 cases reported, down from the state’s highest number of cases in a single day on Thursday with 1,003 new cases. The cumulative number of COVID-19 cases in the state reached 62,907 with 2,709 deaths. A total of 707,791 Hoosiers have been tested for COVID-19, with around 9 percent of those tests returning positive for COVID-19.

Recovery data from the Regenstrief Institute estimates 43,809 Hoosiers have recovered from COVID-19 as of Friday, which means more than 18,500 COVID-19 cases are estimated to be currently active across the state.