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30 new C19 cases over 48 hours in Porter County

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The Porter County Health Department was reporting this morning 17 new COVID-19 cases over the last 24 hours (13 new cases on Thursday), to bring the total so far to 680, up from 663 on Thursday

The combined 30 new cases over the last two days mean that the total number of cases in the county has risen by nearly 5 percent in only 48 hours.

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

No additional deaths were reported today. Thirty-seven Porter County residents so far have died of COVID-19.

To date, 100 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Porter County's long-term care facilities, 26 patients have died, one is currently hospitalized, and 64 have recovered, all unchanged from Thursday.

Duneland cases by township:

-- Westchester: 51 cases (50 on Thursday). Ten active cases.

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

-- Jackson: Two cases, neither active.

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

Other townships:

-- Portage: 273 cases (269 on Thursday).

-- Center: 189 cases (182 on Thursday).

-- Washington: 52 cases (unchanged from Thursday).

-- Union: 30 cases (27 on Thursday).

State C19 cases top 44000

The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) was reporting this morning 510 new cases of COVID-19 over the last 24 hours (523 new cases on Thursday), to bring total cases so far to 44,140, up from 43,655 on Thursday.

ISDH was also reporting today an additional nine deaths over the last 24 hours (an additional nine deaths on Thursday), to bring total deaths so far to 2,598, up from 2,589 on Thursday.

Nursing home cases and deaths to date: 5,147 cases and 1,140 deaths (unchanged from Thursday).

Marion County has the most reported cases, 11,104 (11,042 on Thursday); and the most deaths, 676 (675). Lake County has reported 4,650 cases (4,596) and 238 deaths (238), the second highest in the state in both categories. LaPorte County has reported 510 cases and 25 deaths (502 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 6/26/2020

 
 
 
 

 

 

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