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16 new C19 cases in Porter County for 2nd day

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The Porter County Health Department was reporting today 16 new cases of COVID-19 over the last 24 hours (16 new cases on Tuesday), to bring the total so far to 1,112, up from 1,096 on Tuesday.

Of those 16 new cases, 11--or 69 percent--were diagnosed among the younger demographics: four in the 0-19 (118 total); four in the 20-29 (219 total); one in the 30-39 (173 total); and two in the 40-49 (177 total).

To date, COVID-19 has been diagnosed in 118 children or teens in Porter County, or 10.6 percent of all cases (10.4 percent of all cases on Tuesday). When the Chesterton Tribune first began tracking COVID-19 cases in the younger demographics, on June 30, the 0-19 group accounted for 37 of the 715 total cases at the time, or 5.2 percent.

Meanwhile, four patients are currently hospitalized and 872 have recovered, both unchanged from Tuesday.

Total active cases right now in Porter County: 200, up from 184 on Tuesday.

No additional deaths were reported today. A total of 40 Porter County residents so far have succumbed to COVID-19.

To date, 101 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Porter County’s long-term care facilities, 27 have died, no one is currently hospitalized, and 74 have recovered, all unchanged from Tuesday.

For the record, according to the Health Department:

-- Positive cases are the number of individuals who get tested and have a positive test result. If an individual has multiple tests and receives multiple positive test results, it only counts as one positive case.

-- Positive antibody tests are not reported as positive cases.

Duneland cases by township:

-- Westchester: 92 cases (91 on Tuesday). Seventeen active cases.

-- Liberty: 55 cases (unchanged from Tuesday). Fifteen active cases.

-- Jackson: 13 cases (12 on Tuesday). Seven active cases.

-- Pine: eight cases (unchanged from Tuesday). One active case.

Other Townships

-- Portage: 413 cases (406 on Tuesday).

-- Center: 312 cases (308 on Tuesday).

-- Washington: 69 cases (unchanged from Tuesday).

-- Union: 55 cases (54 on Tuesday).

State: 630 new cases

The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) was reporting this morning 630 new cases of COVID-19 over the last 24 hours (809 on Tuesday), to bring the total so far to 64,299, up from 63,678 on Tuesday.

ISDH was also reporting eight additional COVID-19 deaths over the last 24 hours (18 additional deaths on Tuesday), to bring the total to date to 2,938, up from 2,930 on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, ISDH appears to have stopped reporting total cases and total deaths in nursing homes.

Marion County has the most reported cases, 14,096 (13,954 on Tuesday); and the most deaths, 714 (713). Lake County has reported 6,821 cases (6,791) and 266 deaths (266), the second highest in the state in both categories. LaPorte County has reported 770 cases and 29 deaths (770 and 29).

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 199 presumptive deaths was reported today, unchanged from Tuesday.


Posted 7/29/2020




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