Elkhart County reports highest single-day COVID increase in months

first_img Twitter Elkhart County reports highest single-day COVID increase in months CoronavirusIndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Twitter Google+ Pinterest Pinterest Facebook (Photo supplied/Elkhart County Indiana) On Tuesday Elkhart County reported its highest number of COVID-19 infections in a single day since mid-January, and the county’s positive test rate has climbed above 10%.The numbers come after weeks of warnings from local health officials saying the local outbreak was getting worse. The Elkhart Truth reports those figures will likely see Elkhart County move from Yellow back to Orange on the state’s COVID-19 dashboard, unless the levels improve.The County Health Department believes that the increase in cases is related to the more transmittable COVID variants that were discovered in Elkhart County in March, but no official data has proven that so far.If the advisory level returns to Orange it will result in capacity limits again at social gatherings in Elkhart County, per state mandate. Google+ Facebook By Tommie Lee – April 15, 2021 0 211 WhatsApp WhatsApp Previous articleIRS announces child tax credit payments for JulyNext articleRegister now for LaGrange County vaccine clinic Tommie Leelast_img read more

3 Sierra sugar pines added to list of 6 biggest in world

first_imgSOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — Three trees in the Sierra Nevada have been added to the list of tallest sugar pines known to exist. Michael W. Taylor has been charting some of the largest trees in the West for more than a decade. He recently documented two in Northern California nearly as tall as the length of a football field. At 267 feet, 6 inches, and 267 feet, 1.8 inches, the two trees in the Tahoe National Forest west of Lake Tahoe are the second and third tallest sugar pines ever recorded. The Tahoe Daily Tribune reported that the third, found in the Stanislaus National Forest, checks in at sixth on the all-time list at 253 feet, 2 inches.last_img read more