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10 new C19 cases in county

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The Porter County Health Department was reporting this morning 10 new COVID-19 cases over the last 24 hours (11 new cases on Monday), to bring the total so far to 715, up from 705 on Monday.

Over the last six days--Thursday, June 25, through today--the Health Department has reported 65 new cases, an increase of 10 percent.

Of the 10 new cases reported today, six are in the younger demographics: two in 0-19 (37 total); one in 20-29 (123 total); and three in 40-49 (total). Total cases to date in the 30-39: 123. Fifty-five percent of all COVID-19 cases reported in Porter County to date are in demographics younger than 50-59.

Four patients are currently hospitalized, up from two on Monday; while 581 have recovered, up from 559 on Monday.

As of Monday, the Indiana State Department of Health was reporting 9,338 COVID-19 tests in Porter County, with a positivity rate of 7.2 percent, which compares favorably to the state's own positivity rate of 9.5 percent. The lower the positivity rate, the more extensive a community's testing program is. It's important to note that the 65 new COVID-19 cases in Porter County over the last six days have not been accompanied by any significant increase in hospitalizations. Although hospitalizations rose today to four, for the last week the number has been steady at two.

No additional deaths were reported today. Thirty-seven Porter County residents so far have died of COVID-19.

To date, 101 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Porter County's long-term care facilities, while 26 patients have died and one is currently hospitalized, all unchanged from Monday. Sixty-nine have recovered, up from 64 on Monday.

Duneland cases by township:

-- Westchester: 52 cases (51 on Monday). Eleven active cases.

-- Liberty: 27 cases (unchanged from Monday). Two active cases.

-- Jackson: Two cases, neither active.

-- Pine: Seven cases, none of them active.

Other townships:

-- Portage: 287 cases (283 on Monday).

-- Center: 203 cases (199 on Monday).

-- Washington: 56 cases (55 on Monday).

-- Union: 31 cases (unchanged from Monday).

Statewide 385 new cases 16 more deaths

The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) was reporting this morning 385 new cases of COVID-19 over the last 24 hours (312 cases on Monday), to bring total cases so far to 45,594, up from 45,228 on Monday.

ISDH was also reporting today an additional 16 deaths over the last 24 hours (an additional five deaths on Monday), to bring total deaths so far to 2,643, up from 2,627 on Monday.

Nursing home cases and deaths to date: 5,342 cases and 1,166 deaths (unchanged from Monday).

Marion County has the most reported cases, 11,329 (11,279 on Monday); and the most deaths, 679 (677). Lake County has reported 4,847cases (4,781) and 239 deaths (239), the second highest in the state in both categories. LaPorte County has reported 534 cases and 25 deaths (522 and 25).

The total COVID-19 death count includes both confirmed and presumptive deaths to date. Presumptive deaths are those for which x-ray, scans, and clinical symptoms all point to COVID-19 but for which no positive test is on record. A total of 192 presumptive deaths was reported today, unchanged from Monday.


Posted 6/30/2020




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