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Elkhart County

Level: Yellow

Positive cases — 29,783, up 36

Deaths — 470, up 0

Unique individuals tested — 116,901, up 112

Total tests — 315,907, up 402

7-day positivity rate, all — 6.6%

Fully vaccinated — 68,979

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  • 22:45

Did you know the Elkhart County Health Department had a mosquito display at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair during Kid's Day Wednesday? Carrie Brunson, dubbed "the mosquito queen" by Health Officer Dr. Bethany Wait, talks with us about mosquitoes, her job in capturing and studying them, and some of the nasty diseases they carry.

  • 10:05

Elkhart County went back to yellow on the state COVID metrics scale Wednesday. County health officer Dr. Bethany Wait explains why the county's numbers are going up and what the current recommendations are.

  • 9:22

Shuffleboard competition was ready to begin Tuesday during Senior Citizen's Day at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair, when host Sheila Selman caught up with shuffleboard competitors Bill Kercher and Carl Esch. The men talk about how they got into the sport and why it's so enjoyable.

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On the Season 3 premiere, the Goshen News sports team of Austin Hough and Evan Lepak welcomes IHSAA Commissioner Paul Neidig for a wide-ranging discussion about his first year on the job, organizing sports in the COVID era and a look at what's next for the IHSAA.

  • 51:47

On this edition of the sports podcast, Austin Hough and Evan Lepak recap some of the local stories they're working on, as well as answer some questions about Fourth of July traditions with podcast producer Sheila Selman.

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