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25 new C19 cases over the weekend in county

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The Porter County Health Department was reporting this morning 25 new COVID-19 cases over the last 72 hours (17 new cases on Friday), to bring the total so far to 705, up from 680 on Friday.

The Health Department reported five new cases on Saturday; nine on Sunday; and 11 today.

Over the last five days--Thursday, June 25, through today--the Health Department has reported 55 new cases, an increase of 8.5 percent.

Of the 11 new cases reported today, seven are in the younger demographics: two in 0-19; two in 20-29; two in 30-39; and one in 40-49. Fifty-five percent of all COVID-19 cases reported in Porter County to date are in demographics younger than 50-59.

Two patients are currently hospitalized, while 559 have recovered, both unchanged from Friday.

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, up from 100 on Friday; while 26 patients have died, one is currently hospitalized, and 64 have recovered, all unchanged from Friday.

Duneland cases by township:

-- Westchester: 51 cases (unchanged from Friday). Ten active cases.

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

-- Jackson: Two cases, neither active.

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

Other townships:

-- Portage: 283 cases (273 on Friday).

-- Center: 199 cases (189 on Friday).

-- Washington: 55 cases (52 on Friday).

-- Union: 31 cases (30 on Friday).

Statewide cases top 45000

The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) was reporting this morning 1,170 new cases of COVID-19 over the last 72 hours (510 new cases on Friday), to bring total cases so far to 45,228, up from 44,140 on Friday.

ISDH reported 496 new cases on Saturday; 362 on Sunday; and 312 today.

ISDH was also reporting today an additional 29 deaths over the last 72 hours (an additional nine deaths on Friday), to bring total deaths so far to 2,627, up from 2,598 on Friday.

ISDH reported 21 additional deaths on Saturday; three on Sunday; and five today.

Nursing home cases and deaths to date: 5,342 cases and 1,166 deaths (5,147 cases and 1,140 deaths on Friday)

Marion County has the most reported cases, 11,279 (11,104 on Friday); and the most deaths, 677 (676). Lake County has reported 4,781 cases (4,650) and 239 deaths (238), the second highest in the state in both categories. LaPorte County has reported 522 cases and 25 deaths (510 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 Thursday.


Posted 6/29/2020







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