County resident has succumbed to COVID-19, the Porter County Health
Department (PCHD) reported after deadline on Thursday.
The victim was a
Center Township resident in the 50-59 demographic residing in a long-term
care facility (LTCF).
To date, 63 Porter
County residents have died of COVID-19. Twelve of them were Dunelanders:
eight Westchester Township residents and four Liberty Township. Twenty-three
were Portage Township residents; 25 Center Township; and three Union
Township. Deaths by demographic: three in the 40-49; eight in the
50-59; 10 in the 60-69; 14 in the 70-79; 14 in the 80-89; and 14 in the
In the six days
since Friday, Oct. 30, COVID-19 has claimed the lives of seven Porter County
Also on Thursday,
PCHD reported 196 new cases of COVID-19 (56 new cases on Wednesday), to
bring the total so far to 4,514.
Those 196 cases
represent the most ever reported in a 24-hour period by PCHD, exceeding the
previous record of 157, set only three days before, on Monday, Nov. 2.
Of those 196 new
cases, 119--or 61 percent--were in the younger demographics: 22 in the 0-20
(637 total); 35 in the 20-29 (810 total); 24 in the 30-39 (712 total); and
38 in the 40-49 (693 total).
The remaining 77
cases--or 39 percent--were in the older demographics: 40 in the 50-59 (730
total); 24 in the 60-69 (489 total); eight in the 70-79 (248 total); three
in the 80-89 (129 total); and two in the 90-and-over (66 total).
of Thursday, 23 Porter County residents were hospitalized with COVID-19, up
from 21 on Wednesday.
None of the 196 new
cases reported on Thursday was in a long-term care facility. The total to
date remains 226.
Of those 226 cases,
seven are currently hospitalized, down from eight on Wednesday; 98 have
recovered, unchanged from Wednesday; and 41 have died, up from 40 on
Right now there are
87 active COVID-19 cases in Porter County LTCFs.
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 LTCFs. In
the 20 days since, that number has grown by fully 107 new cases, or 90
PCHD reported 3,099
recoveries on Thursday, unchanged from Wednesday.
Total active cases
in Porter County, after subtracting the 3,099 recoveries and 63 deaths:
1,352, up from 1,157 on Wednesday,
introduced other indicators on its COVID-19 dashboard: a seven-day rolling
average of new cases per 100,000 residents; and a seven-day rolling average
of the unique-individual positivity rate.
-- New cases per
100,000 residents as of Thursday: 484 (430 on Wednesday; 340 on Thursday,
Unique-individual positivity rate as of Oct. 28: 19.9 percent (19.6 percent
on Oct. 27; 17.5 percent percent on Oct. 21). Note: the positivity
rate lags up to eight days due to Indiana State Department of Health
Duneland Cases by
-- Westchester: 532
cases (509 on Wednesday). 142 active cases.
-- Liberty: 293
cases (282 on Wednesday). Ninety active cases.
-- Jackson: 77
cases (73 on Wednesday). Sixteen active cases.
-- Pine: 18 cases
(16 cases on Wednesday). Five active cases.
-- Portage: 1,438
cases (1,381 on Wednesday). 359 active cases.
-- Center: 1,297
(1,227 on Wednesday). 476 active cases.
-- Washington: 167
cases (162 on Wednesday). Thirty-six active cases.
-- Union: 255 cases
(246 on Wednesday). Eighty-four active cases.