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Another C19 death reported in Porter County

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The Porter County Health Department was reporting this morning another COVID-19 death in the county, to bring the total so far to 31.

The victim was a Center Township resident in the 70-79 demographic residing in a long-term care facility.

To date, 31 Porter County residents have died from COVID-19: four Westchester Township residents; one Liberty Township resident; 14 Portage Township residents; and 12 Center Township residents.

Deaths by demographic: six 50-59; one 60-69; seven 70-79; eight 80-89; and nine 90-and-over. Thirteen men have died and 18 women.

New Cases

The Health Department was also reporting today 11 new COVID-19 cases over the last 72 hours (three new cases on Thursday), to bring the total so far to 583, up from 572 on Friday.

Two new cases were reported on Saturday; three news cases on Sunday; and six new cases today.

Thirteen patients are currently hospitalized, unchanged from Friday; while 388 have recovered, also unchanged from Friday.

Total active cases in Porter County, after subtracting deaths and recoveries: 164 (154 on Friday).


To date, 96 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Porter County’s long-term care facilities, unchanged from Friday.

Twenty-two have died (21 on Friday), three are currently hospitalized (three), and 10 have recovered (10).


Total COVID-19 tests conducted in Porter County as of Sunday, according to the Indiana State Department of Health: 5,655, up from 5,303 on Friday, an increase of 6.6 percent over the previous 48 hours.

Duneland Cases by Township

-- Westchester: 36 cases, four deaths, no hospitalizations, 30 recoveries (unchanged from Friday). Two active cases.

-- Liberty: 25 cases, one death, two hospitalizations, 17 recoveries (unchanged from Friday). Seven active cases.

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

-- Pine: Four cases (three on Friday), no hospitalizations (none), three recoveries (three). One active case.

Other hard-hit townships:

-- Portage: 240 cases (237 on Friday), 14 deaths (14), five hospitalizations (five), 152 recoveries (152).

Center: 162 cases (155 on Friday), 12 deaths (11), five hospitalizations (five), 83 recoveries (83).

Washington: 49 cases, no deaths, no hospitalizations, 47 recoveries (unchanged from Friday).

Union: 22 cases, no deaths, no hospitalizations, 20 recoveries (unchanged from Friday).


Posted 6/8/2020




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