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Allen County COVID-19 deaths top 1,000

Allen County Department of Health COVID-19
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Published: Jan. 19, 2022 at 10:27 AM EST
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ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (WPTA) - The Allen County Department of Health reported a record-high number of new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday.

The county said in a release that 20 residents died from the virus, bringing the county’s total to 1,013 deaths. They say 1,361 tested positive for COVID-19, the highest number of single-day cases reported thus far.

The county’s total case count now stands at 92,857. The case count includes a total of 43,789 probable cases from antigen tests reported since July 2020.

Data from the Allen County Department of health. New case notifications by date (top) and...
Data from the Allen County Department of health. New case notifications by date (top) and COVID-19 deaths (bottom)(Allen County Department of Health)

Mid-January, Indiana hospitals reported a record number of COVID-19 patients as the highly contagious omicron variant continues driving a statewide surge.

Tuesday, the Allen County Department of Health said it is opening a state-run, temporary COVID-19 testing and vaccination site starting Wednesday. Walk-ins are welcome, and appointments can be made by going to allencountyhealth.com or coronavirus.in.gov.

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