The Porter County
Health Department (PCHD) was reporting this morning 30 new COVID-19 cases in
long-term care facilities (LTCFs) over the last 24 hours (four new cases in
LTCFs on Tuesday), to bring the total to 155, up from 125 on Tuesday.
One of those LTCF
patients is hospitalized, unchanged from Tuesday. Of those 155 LTCF cases,
88 have recovered and 31 have died. As of today, there were 36 active cases
in Porter County LTCFs.
Meanwhile, PCHD was
reporting a total of 58 new COVID-19 cases over the last 24 hours, including
the 30 in LTCFs (46 new cases on Tuesday), to bring the countywide total to
3,013, up from 2,955 on Tuesday.
Those 58 new cases
represent a one-day record, breaking the old record of 55 set on Saturday,
Of those 58 new
cases, 35--or 60 percent--were diagnosed in the older demographics: four
were reported in the 50-59 (472 total); 14 in the 60-69 (313 total); five in
the 70-79 (171 total); eight in the 80-89 (90 total); and four in the
90-and-over (43 total).
Meanwhile, 23 of
the new cases--or 40 percent--were reported in the younger demographics: one
the 0-19 (438 total); eight in the 20-29 (559); six in the 30-39 (476
total); and eight in the 40-49 (451 total)
As of today, seven
patients were hospitalized, up from six on Tuesday. After subtracting 2,466
recoveries and 50 deaths, active COVID-19 cases in Porter County total 497,
up from 439 on Tuesday.
deaths were reported today. To date, 50 Porter County residents have
succumbed to COVID-19.
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 today: 190 (170 on Tuesday): the highest per-100,000
average since the pandemic began.
Unique-individual positivity rate as of Oct. 13: 11.6 percent (11.0 percent
on Oct. 12): the highest seven-day rolling average recorded since PCHD began
tracking it on June 1. Note: the positivity rate lags up to eight days due
to Indiana State Department of Health reporting methods.
Duneland Cases by
-- Westchester: 368
cases (363 on Tuesday). Sixty-four active cases.
-- Liberty: 185
cases (183 on Tuesday). Twenty-nine active cases.
-- Jackson: 57
cases (56 on Tuesday). Seven active cases.
-- Pine: 12 cases
(unchanged from Tuesday. No active cases.
-- Portage: 1,009
cases (999 on Tuesday). 147 active cases.
-- Center: 816
cases (781 on Tuesday). 141 active cases. Center Township’s total includes
Valparaiso University students.
-- Washington: 124
cases (122 on Tuesday). Twenty-one active cases. Washington Township’s total
includes Porter County Jail inmates.
-- Union: 166 cases
(165 on Tuesday). Twenty-eight active cases.
The Indiana State
Department of Health (ISDH) was reporting today 1,766 new COVID-19 cases
over the last 24 hours (1,551 new cases on Tuesday), to bring the total so
far to 152,396, up 150,664 on Tuesday.
ISHD was also
reporting today 15 additional COVID-19 deaths over the last 24 hours (48
additional deaths on Tuesday), to bring the total to date to 4,038, up from
4,023 on Tuesday.
In addition, ISDH
was reporting today 1,484 hospitalizations, up from 1,425 on Tuesday: the
most hospitalizations since May 5, when ISDH reported 1,490.
Meanwhile, as of
today ISDH was reporting 2,843 student cases statewide, 567 teacher cases,
and 655 staff cases, unchanged from Tuesday.
There were 622
schools with no reported cases; 1,168 schools with one or more cases; and
576 schools have not reported, also unchanged from Tuesday.