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14 new cases in Porter County

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The Porter County Health Department was reporting this morning 14  new COVID-19 cases over the last 24 hours (12 new cases on Wednesday), to bring the total so far to 2,113 up from 2,099 on Wednesday.

Of those 14 new cases, 10--or 71 percent--were diagnosed in the younger demographics: two in the 0-19 (317 total); four in the 20-29 (418 total); two in the 30-39 (320 total); and two in the 40-49 (318 total).

To date, 317 cases have been diagnosed in children or teens, or 15.0 percent of all cases (15 percent on Wednesday).  On July 7, only 39 children or teens had been diagnosed of the 765 total cases at the time: or 5.1 percent.

Meanwhile, six patients are currently hospitalized,  unchanged from Wednesday. Total active cases in Porter County: 218, up from 204 on Wednesday.

A total of 119 COVID-19 cases has been reported in Porter County long-term care facilities, unchanged from Tuesday. Of those 119, 31 have died, 85 recovered, and none is currently hospitalized, all unchanged from Wednesday. As of today, there were three active COVID-19 cases in the county’s long-term care facilities, also unchanged from Wednesday.

Duneland cases by township:

-- Westchester: 239 cases (238 on Wednesday). Thirty-two active cases.

-- Liberty: 120  cases (119 on Wednesday). Fifteen active cases.

-- Jackson: 40 cases (39 on Wednesday). Eleven active cases.

-- Pine: 11 cases (unchanged from Tuesday). No active cases.

Other townships:

-- Portage: 723 cases (719 on Wednesday). Sixty-five active cases.

-- Center: 580 cases (577 on Wednesday). Forty-eight  active cases.

Center Township’s total includes Valparaiso University students.

-- Washington: 95 cases (unchanged from Wednesday). Six active cases. Washington Township’s total includes Porter County Jail inmates.

-- Union: 116 cases (115 on Wednesday). Sixteen active cases.

Statewide: 920 new cases

The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) was reporting this morning 920 new COVID-19 cases over the last 24 hours (728 new cases on Wednesday), to bring the total so far to 114,236, up from 113,337 on Wednesday.

ISDH was also reporting 18 additional COVID-19 deaths over the last 24 hours (10 additional deaths on Wednesday), to bring the total to date to 3,559, up from 3,541 on Wednesday.

Marion County was reporting today 20,067 cases (20,936 on Wednesday) and 764 deaths (761), the most in the state in both categories. Lake County was reporting 10,397 cases (10,334) and 321 deaths (319), the second most in the state in both categories. LaPorte County was reporting 1,405 cases (1,382) and 40 deaths (39).

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 226 presumptive deaths was reported today, up from 225 on Wednesday.



Posted 9/24/2020




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