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7 new C19 cases in county; hospitalizations drop

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The Porter County Health Department was reporting this morning seven new COVID-19 cases over the 24 hours (one new case on Monday), to bring the total so far to 609, up from 602 on Monday. Three patients are currently hospitalized, down from 11 on Monday; while 497 have recovered, up from 466 on Monday, an increase of 6.7 percent.


No additional deaths were reported by the Health Department today.

To date, 35 Porter County residents have died from COVID-19: four Westchester Township residents; one Liberty Township resident; 17 Portage Township residents; 12 Center Township residents; and one Union Township resident.

Deaths by demographic to date: six 50-59; one 60-69; seven 70-79; 10 80-89; and 11 90-and-over. Fifteen men have died and 20 women.


To date, 97 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Porter County’s long-term care facilities, unchanged from Monday.

Twenty-five have died, two are currently hospitalized, and 46 have recovered, also unchanged from Monday


Total COVID-19 tests conducted in Porter County as of Monday, according to the Indiana State Department of Health: 6,587, up from 6,451 on Monday, an increase of 2.1 percent.

Duneland Cases by Township

-- Westchester: 40 cases, four deaths, no hospitalizations, 32 recoveries (31). Four active cases.

-- Liberty: 25 cases, one death , no hospitalizations (two), 24 recoveries (22).

-- Jackson: Two cases, no deaths, two recoveries.

-- Pine: Seven cases, no deaths, no hospitalizations, three recoveries. Four active cases.

Other Townships

-- Portage: 247 cases (243 on Monday), 17 deaths, one hospitalization (three), 212 recoveries (196).

-- Center: 170 cases (168 on Monday), 12 deaths, two hospitalizations (five), 112 recoveries (104).

-- Washington: 49 cases, no deaths, no hospitalizations, 48 recoveries (unchanged from Monday).

-- Union: 25 cases, one death, no hospitalizations, 21 recoveries (unchanged from Monday).


Posted 6/16/2020




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