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Third COVID-19 death reported in Elkhart County

The Elkhart County Health Department announced a third person with COVID-19 has died and they are waiting for additional confirmations.

In the county, 808 people have been tested. Of those, 27 were positive.

There have been a total of three deaths.

Because the tests are in short supply, not everyone who is suspected of having COVID-19 is tested.

The county asks residents to stay home and stay safe.

The best way to protect yourself from any respiratory illness, including COVID-19 is to:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with 60% or higher alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Practice social distancing (no group functions such as book clubs, meetings, and or congregations of 10 or more)
  • Stay home unless you need to go somewhere.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
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