The Porter County
Health Department reported this morning another COVID-19 death, to bring the
total so far to 41.
The victim was a
Center Township resident in the 70-79 demographic. The victim was not
residing in a long-term care facility.
Department was also reporting 33 new cases of COVID-19 over the last 24
hours (16 new cases on Wednesday), to bring the total so far to 1,145, up
from 1,112 on Wednesday.
Those 33 new cases
represent the single highest one-day total since the pandemic began. The
previous record was 30, recorded on May 22 and more recently on Saturday,
Of those 33 new
cases, 31--or 94 percent--were diagnosed among the younger demographics: six
in the 0-19 (124 total); 10 in the 20-29 (229 total); three in the 30-39
(176 total); and 12 in the 40-49 (189 total).
To date, COVID-19
has been diagnosed in 124 children or teens in Porter County, or 10.8
percent of all cases (10.6 percent of all cases on Wednesday). When the
first began tracking COVID-19 cases in the younger demographics, on June 30,
the 0-19 group accounted for 37 of the 715 total cases at the time, or 5.2
patients are currently hospitalized, down from four on Wednesday; and 931
have recovered, up from 872 on Wednesday. Total active cases right now in
Porter County: 173, down from 200 on Wednesday.
To date, 101 cases
of COVID-19 have been reported in Porter County’s long-term care facilities,
27 have died, no one is currently hospitalized, and 74 have recovered, all
unchanged from Tuesday.
For the record,
according to the Health Department:
-- Positive cases
are the number of individuals who get tested and have a positive test
result. If an individual has multiple tests and receives multiple positive
test results, it only counts as one positive case.
antibody tests are not reported as positive cases.
Duneland cases by
-- Westchester: 102
cases (92 on Wednesday). Twenty-five active cases.
-- Liberty: 58
cases (55 on Wednesday). Twelve active cases.
-- Jackson: 14
cases (13 on Wednesday). Eight active cases.
-- Pine: eight
cases (unchanged from Wednesday). One active case.
-- Portage: 419
cases (413 on Wednesday).
-- Center: 322
cases (312 on Wednesday).
-- Washington: 69
cases (unchanged from Wednesday).
-- Union: 55 cases
(unchanged from Wednesday).
State reports 970
The Indiana State
Department of Health (ISDH) was reporting this morning 970 new cases of
COVID-19 over the last 24 hours (630 new cases on Wednesday), to bring the
total so far to 65,253, up from 64,299 on Wednesday.
ISDH was also
reporting 14 additional COVID-19 deaths over the last 24 hours (eight
additional deaths on Wednesday), to bring the total to date to 2,952, up
from 2,938 on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, ISDH has
stopped reporting total cases and total deaths in nursing homes.
Marion County has
the most reported cases, 14,270 (14,096 on Wednesday); and the most deaths,
717 (714). Lake County has reported 6,878 cases (6,821) and 266 deaths
(266), the second highest in the state in both categories. LaPorte County
has reported 787 cases and 29 deaths (770 and 29).
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 200 presumptive deaths was reported today, up from 199 on Wednesday.