"We have adjusted our cases from yesterday down two after determining they are not now living in Whitley County", the Whitley County Health Department wrote in a release Thursday.
The Miller County Health Center advised of a large increase in active COVID-19 cases in long-term care facilities Thursday. The health department had been reporting that data in every report since the early days of the pandemic, but didn't provide that information for either the report on Wednesday or Thursday.
As of Thursday, 657 Shelby County residents have recovered, and 137 have not recovered.
There are now 1,496 active cases.
There are 19 active outbreaks in health-care facilities - 17 in long-term care or assisted-living facilities and two in acute-care facilities.
The Logan County Health District reported the county has 266 confirmed COVID-19 cases with 110 probable cases for a total of 376 cases.
Callaway County's fifth death attributed to COVID-19 was announced Tuesday; the fourth October 7.
Gomez said the people that are facing difficulty with COVID-19 are not numbers, they are neighbors, friends and relatives.
The county also announced 123 active cases. Six congregate care facilities also are experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks, according to the county.
Thursday's new cases include: a 56-year-old male, an 18-year-old female, a 37-year-old male, a 66-year-old female, a 59-year-old female, a 68-year-old female, a 76-year-old male, a 72-year-old female, an 80-year-old male, a 33-year-old female, a 12-year-old female, a 32-year-old male, a 36-year-old male, a 45-year-old male, a 44-year-old female, and a 36-year-old female. The health department reported that the county's 14-day average positivity rate is at 5.2%. The median age is 40. That marks a 16% increase in total cases in just a one-week period.
Statewide, IDPH reported 4,015 confirmed cases on Thursday and 53 additional deaths, setting a new record for the state.
Of those who have tested positive, 11% are first responders/health care workers.
As of Friday morning, Butler Memorial Hospital is treating one patient for the coronavirus, with no one in the ICU.