County resident has succumbed to COVID-19, the Porter County Health
Department (PCHD) reported after deadline on Monday.
The victim was a
Liberty Township resident in the 80-89 age group, residing in a nursing
To date, 71 Porter
County residents have died of COVID-19. Fourteen of them were Dunelanders:
eight Westchester Township residents and six Liberty Township. Twenty-five
were Portage Township residents; 29 Center Township; and three Union
Township. Deaths by age group: three in the 40-49; nine in the 50-59; 13 in
the 60-69; 14 in the 70-79; 17 in the 80-89; and 15 in the 90-and-over.
In the 17 days
since Friday, Oct. 30, COVID-19 has claimed the lives of 15 Porter County
reported 226 new COVID-19 cases on Monday (282 new cases on Sunday), to
bring the total to date to 6,593.
Tribune is now unable to calculate a precise breakdown of new cases by
demographic, as PCHD does not update a given demographic total once it
exceeds 1,000 cases. The 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, and 50-59 demographics all now
exceed 1,000 cases. The 0-20 demographic, with 943 cases as of Monday, is
likely to exceed 1,000 cases either today or Wednesday.
demographic totals as of Monday: 60-69, 711 cases (682 on Sunday); 70-79,
353 cases (343 on Sunday); 80-89, 189 cases (182 on Sunday); and
90-and-over, 90 (84 on Sunday).
On Monday, PCHD
reported 66 hospitalizations, up from 45 on Sunday, a spike of 47 percent
66 hospitalizations are the most on any given day of the pandemic in Porter
County, exceeding the previous high of 45 reported on Sunday.
Prior to Nov. 3, no
more than 28 COVID-19 patients had ever been hospitalized at one time: on
May 20, half a year ago.
Of Monday’s 66
hospitalizations, 20 were nursing home residents.
Of the 226 new
cases reported on Monday, 12 were among residents of nursing homes, bringing
the total to 315, up from 303 on Sunday.
Of those 315
nursing home cases, 20 were hospitalized, up from 14 on Sunday; 126 have
recovered, up from 111 on Sunday; and 46 have died, up from 45 on Sunday.
As of Sunday, there
were 143 active COVID-19 cases in Porter County nursing homes, down from 147
Over the first six
months of the pandemic--from March 17, when PCHD first started tracking
COVID-19 numbers, to Oct. 16--a total of 119 cases was reported by nursing
homes. In the one month since Oct. 16 that number has grown by fully 196 new
cases, or 165 percent.
PCHD reported 4,399
recoveries on Monday, up from 3,631 on Sunday.
Total active cases
in Porter County as of Monday, after subtracting the 3,631 recoveries and 71
deaths: 2,123, down from 2,666 on Sunday.
introduced other indicators on its COVID-19 dashboard: a seven-day rolling
average of new cases per 100,000 residents; a seven-day rolling average of
the unique-individual positivity rate; and a seven-day rolling average of
the all-test positivity rate.
-- New cases per
100,000 residents as of Monday: 880 (861 on Sunday; 570 on Monday, Nov. 9).
Unique-individual positivity rate as of Nov. 8: 25.9 percent (25 percent on
Nov. 7; 21.2 percent on Nov. 1).
positivity rate as of Nov. 8: 16.1 percent (15.7 percent on Nov. 7; 14.2
percent on Nov. 1). Note: both positivity rates lag up to eight days due to
Indiana State Department of Health reporting methods.
Duneland Cases by
as of Monday
-- Westchester: 806
cases (783 cases on Sunday). Active cases: 276 (339 on Sunday).
-- Liberty: 410
cases (400 cases on Sunday). Active cases: 120 (163 on Sunday).
-- Jackson: 136
cases (133 on Sunday). Active cases: 59 (63 on Sunday).
-- Pine: 27 cases
(unchanged from Sunday). Active cases: nine (13 on Sunday).
Other Townships as
-- Portage: 2,111
cases (2,037 on Sunday). Active cases: 656 (814 on Sunday).
-- Center: 1,870
(1,800 on Sunday). Active cases: 627 (794 on Sunday).
-- Washington: 212
cases (208 on Sunday). Active cases: 44 (61 on Sunday).
-- Union: 378 cases
(360 on Sunday). Active cases: 125 (162 on Sunday).