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C19 cases surge in Center Township; another death

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The Porter County Health Department was reporting this morning a surge in COVID-19 cases in the county and another death.

The victim was a Center Township resident in the 50-59 age group.

Over the last 24 hours 30 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported to the Health Department (17 new cases on Thursday), to bring the total to 467, up from 437 on Thursday, an increase of 6.9 percent. Over the last 48 hours, there have been 37 new cases of COVID-19 in Porter County, a spike of 11.2 percent. Of those 37 new cases, 31 are in Center Township, whose case load over the last two days has jumped by 33 percent.

Seventeen patients are currently hospitalized, down from 26 on Thursday; while 287 have recovered, up from 276 on Thursday.

To date 21 Porter County residents have died from COVID-19: four Westchester Township residents; one Liberty Township resident; 10 Portage Township residents; and six Center Township residents. Deaths by demographic: five 50-59; four 70-79; seven 80-89; and five 90-and-over. Ten men have died and 11 women.

Total active cases in Porter County, after subtracting recoveries and deaths: 159 (141 on Thursday).

Total COVID-19 tests conducted in Porter County as of Thursday, according to the Indiana State Department of Health: 3,578, up from 3,251 on Wednesday, an increase of 10 percent over the previous 24 hours.

Duneland cases by township:

-- Westchester: 33 cases (33 on Thursday), four deaths (four), no hospitalizations (one), 24 recoveries (22). Five active cases.

-- Liberty: 21 cases, one death, two hospitalizations, 14 recoveries (unchanged from Thursday). Six active cases.

-- Jackson: two case (one on Thursday), no hospitalizations (none), one recovery (one). One active case.

-- Pine: three cases, three recoveries. No active cases.

Other hard hit townships:

-- Portage Township: 185 cases (185 on Thursday), 10 deaths (10), five hospitalizations (eight), and 109 recoveries (107).

-- Center: 124 cases (97 on Thursday), six deaths (five), nine hospitalizations (13), and 51 recoveries (48).

-- Washington: 47 cases (47 on Thursday), no hospitalizations (none), and 43 recoveries (39 on Thursday). These 47 cases include 40 confirmed at the Porter County Jail.

-- Union: 19 cases (19 on Thursday), one hospitalization (two), and 16 recoveries (16).

 

 

Posted 5/22/2020

 
 
 
 

 

 

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