The Porter County
Health Department was reporting this morning a total of 148 COVID-19 cases
in the county, up from 135 on Wednesday, an increase of nearly 10 percent.
After reporting an
additional death on Wednesday--for a total of three--the Health Department’s
updated dashboard today shows only two deaths: both Portage Township
residents, both in the 50-59 demographic, one a woman, the other a man. The
change to the dashboard was made without comment.
Twelve patients are
currently hospitalized; while 56 have recovered.
Total active cases
in Porter County, after subtracting recoveries and deaths: 90.
Duneland cases by
-- Westchester: 12
cases, one hospitalization, five recoveries (unchanged from Wednesday).
Seven active cases.
-- Liberty: nine
cases, two hospitalizations, four recoveries (eight, two, and four). Five
-- Jackson: one
case, no hospitalizations, no recoveries (unchanged). One active case.
-- Pine: one case,
its first; no hospitalization and no recovery. One active case.
Township--with 67 cases, six hospitalizations, and 21 recoveries (61, four,
and 20 on Tuesday)--remains the hardest hit in the county; followed by
Center, with 25 cases, two hospitalizations, and 10 recoveries (unchanged);
then Westchester; then Union, with seven cases, no hospitalizations, and six
with the most cases remains the 50-59 age group, with nearly 40; then 40-49
and 30-39, with more than 20; then 60-69, 70-79, and 20-29, with nearly 20.
outnumber male 82-66.
Cyndi Dikes told the Chesterton Tribune this morning that, to date,
her office has not yet responded to any suspected--but unconfirmed--COVID-19
deaths at people’s residences, as New York City and other jurisdictions have
been reporting. “I know there are a lot of positive cases self-quarantined
at home,” she said. “The Health Department is monitoring those cases
frequently, so I think that helps. So far I have only had to do postmortem
testing twice and those tests came back negative.”