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19 new cases in Porter County

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The Porter County Health Department was reporting this morning 19 new COVID-19 cases over the last 24 hours (37 on Monday), to bring the total so far to 2,403, up from 2,384 on Monday.

Of those 19 new cases, 10--or 53 percent--were diagnosed in the younger demographics: four in the 0-19 (349 total); two in the 20-29 (465 total); two in the 30-39 (384 total); and two in the 40-49 (357 total).

To date, 349 cases have been diagnosed in children or teens, or 14.5 percent of all cases (14.5 percent on Monday). On July 7, only 39 children or teens had been diagnosed of the 765 total cases at the time: or 5.1 percent.

Of the 56 cases reported over the last 48 hours, however, since Sunday, 39 percent were diagnosed in the older demographics: 12 in the 50-59 (358 total); six in the 60-69 (236 total); three in the 70-79 (150 total); and one in the 80-89 (68 total). Total in the 90-and-over: 36.

Meanwhile, one patient is currently hospitalized, unchanged from Monday. Total active cases in Porter County, after subtracting 2,118 total recoveries and 49 total deaths: 236, up from 217 on Monday.

A total of 119 COVID-19 cases has been reported in Porter County long-term care facilities, unchanged from Monday. Of those 119, 31 have died, 88 have recovered, and none is currently hospitalized.

No additional COVID-19 deaths were reported today.

Duneland cases by township:

-- Westchester: 298 cases (unchanged from Monday). Fifty-two active cases.

-- Liberty: 146 cases (145 on Monday). Twenty active cases.

-- Jackson: 48 cases (unchanged from Monday). Five active cases.

-- Pine: 12 cases (unchanged from Monday). One active case.

Other townships:

-- Portage: 815 cases (807 on Monday). Sixty-nine active cases.

-- Center: 638 cases (632 on Monday). Forty-five active cases. Center Township's total includes Valparaiso University students.

-- Washington: 99 cases (unchanged from Monday). Four active cases. Washington Township's total includes Porter County Jail inmates.

-- Union: 136 cases (134 on Monday). Twenty active cases.


Posted 10/6/2020




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