Two more Porter
County residents have succumbed to COVID-19.
The Porter County
Health Department (PCHD) reported their deaths on Saturday. One victim was a
Liberty Township resident; the other, a Union Township resident. One was in
the 60-69 demographic; the other, the 70-79 demographic. One was a resident
of a long-term care facility (LTCF).
To date, 58 Porter
County residents have died of COVID-19. Twelve of them were Dunelanders:
eight Westchester Township residents and four Liberty Township. Twenty-two
were Portage Township residents; 22 Center Township; and two Union Township.
Deaths by demographic: one in the 40-49; six in the 50-59; nine in the
60-69; 14 in the 70-79; 14 in the 80-89; and 14 in the 90-and-over. Please
note: PCHD has amended its running tally of deaths by township and deaths by
Also on Saturday,
PCHD reported 114 new cases of COVID-19, a new one-day record, exceeding the
previous record of 104 set only 48 hours previously, on Thursday.
The week ending
Saturday, Oct. 31, saw a total of 583 new cases, a new seven-day record as
well, exceeding the previous record of 457 set during the week ending
Saturday, Oct. 24. Put last week’s 583 cases in context: it took the first
13 weeks of the pandemic for Porter County to record 599 cases.
Over the last 72
hours, Friday-Sunday, PCHD reported a total of 275 new cases, to bring the
total so far to 3,965. PCHD reported 73 new cases on Friday; 114 on
Saturday; and 88 on Sunday.
Of those 275 new
cases, 173--or 63 percent--were in the younger demographics: 30 in the 0-20
(559 total); 50 in the 20-29 (723 total); 52 in the 30-39 (636 total); and
41 in the 40-49 (592 total).
The remaining 102
cases--or 37 percent--were in the older demographics: 49 in the 50-59 (627
total); 34 in the 60-69 (423 total); nine in the 70-79 (223 total); four in
the 80-89 (119 total); and six in the 90-and-over (63).
Eleven of the 275
new cases were reported in long-term care facilities, to bring the total so
far to 221, up from 210 on Thursday.
Of those 221 cases,
seven are currently hospitalized, up from six on Thursday; 88 have
recovered; and 38 have died, up from six on Thursday. Right now there are 95
active COVID-19 cases in Porter County LTCFs.
Over the first six
months of the pandemic--from March 17, when PCHD first started tracking
COVID-19 numbers, to Oct. 16--a total of 119 cases was reported in LTCFs. In
only 17 days, that number has grown by fully 102 new cases, or 88 percent.
reported 24 hospitalizations on Sunday, up from 20 on Thursday.
Total active cases
as of Thursday, after subtracting 2,799 recoveries and 58 deaths: 1,108, up
from 854 on Thursday.
introduced other indicators on its COVID-19 dashboard: a seven-day rolling
average of new cases per 100,000 residents; and a seven-day rolling average
unique-individual positivity rate
-- New cases per
100,000 residents as of Sunday: 340 (302 on Sunday, Oct. 25).
Unique-individual positivity rate as of Oct. 24: 21.1 percent (19.4 on Oct.
23). Note: the positivity rate lags up to eight days due to Indiana State
Department of Health reporting methods.
Duneland Cases by
-- Westchester: 466
cases (441 on Thursday). 122 active cases.
-- Liberty: 262
cases (229 on Thursday). Eighty-seven active cases.
-- Jackson: 71
cases (68 on Thursday). Seventeen active cases.
-- Pine: 15 cases
(14 on Thursday). Three active cases.
-- Portage: 1,287
cases (1,206 on Thursday). 323 active cases.
-- Center: 1,120
(1,035 on Thursday). 367 active cases.
-- Washington: 155
cases (145 on Thursday). Thirty-five active cases.
-- Union: 212 cases
(196 on Thursday). Fifty-four cases.