The mask order that goes into effect in Elkhart County today is the right move and the most effective thing to do to contain the COVID outbreak, said Dr. Michelle Bache, vice president of Medical Affairs at Elkhart General Hospital. There are glimmers of hope beginning to show in the county. “We’re starting to see our percentage of positive cases coming down,” she said. Elkhart General is still seeing the effects of the past two weeks, with the highest number of COVID cases that the hospital has seen since the start of the epidemic. But Dr. Bache is not discouraged, however, because if county-wide numbers come down, as they started doing late last week, then Elkhart General’s hospitalization rate will also decrease.
This Week's Circulars
STUART, Fla. [mdash] After an extended illness, Deb passed away in Stuart, Florida. Private services are planned in Florida.
- POLICE NEWS: Teen thrown from vehicle in crash, seriously injured
- CDC team arrives in Elkhart County to analyze COVID-19 spread
- NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL: Beth Holtz wife of former coach Lou Holtz dies
- Company apologizes for discrimination against Latinos at Goshen COVID-19 testing site
- Goshen nonprofit proposes new homeless shelter for the city
- Goshen man set to sell 11,000 Sammy Sosa rookie cards
- Reopening plans announced by several local school corporations
- Goshen City Council adopts resolution affirming support for city police and commitment to anti-racism
- AFTERNOON UPDATE: Elkhart County reports five COVID-19 deaths
- As COVID-19 deaths, cases mount, county health official says, 'We still have a problem. It's real'