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23 new virus cases in Porter County; 734 in Indiana

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The Porter County Health Department was reporting this morning 23 new COVID-19 cases over the last 24 hours (10 new cases on Monday), to bring the total so far to 971, up from 948 on Monday.

Of those 23 new cases, 15--or 65 percent--were diagnosed among the younger demographics: four in the 0-19 (78 total); three in the 20-29 (190 total); six in the 30-39 (156 total); and two in the 40-49 (156 total).

To date, COVID-19 has been diagnosed in 78 children or teens in Porter County, or 8.0 percent of all cases.

Meanwhile, two patients are currently hospitalized, down from three on Monday; and 827 have recovered, up from 757 on Monday, an increase of 9 percent. Total active cases right now in Porter County: 105, down from 152 on Monday.

No additional deaths were reported today. So far a total of 39 patients have died of COVID-19 in Porter County.

As the Chesterton Tribune has been reporting, the surge in new cases over the previous five weeks has not been accompanied by increased hospitalizations or deaths.

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 73 have recovered, all unchanged from Monday.

Duneland cases by township:

-- Westchester: 77 cases (75 on Monday). Ten active cases.

-- Liberty: 46 cases (45 on Monday). Six active cases.

-- Jackson: six cases (unchanged from Monday). Two active cases.

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

Other Townships

-- Portage: 368 cases (361 on Monday).

-- Center: 268 cases (262 on Monday).

-- Washington: 65 cases (64 on Monday).

-- Union: 47 cases (46 on Monday).

Statewide: 734 new cases

The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) was reporting this morning 734 new cases of COVID-19 over the last 24 hours (658 new cases on Monday), to bring the total so far to 57,916, up from 57,206 on Monday.

ISDH was also reporting 22 additional COVID-19 deaths over the last 24 hours (three additional deaths on Monday), to bring the total to date to 2,852, up from 2,829 on Monday. Those 22 additional deaths represent the highest one-day total in at least a month.

Nursing home cases and deaths to date: 5,833 cases and 1,262 deaths, unchanged from Monday.

Marion County has the most reported cases, 12,991 (12,843 on Monday); and the most deaths, 709 (706). Lake County has reported 6,277 cases (6,223) and 256 deaths (254), the second highest in the state in both categories. LaPorte County has reported 699 cases and 28 deaths (695 and 28).

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 194 presumptive deaths was reported today, up from 193 on Monday.


Posted 7/21/2020




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