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
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
-- 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.
-- 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
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.