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C19 cases top 800 in Porter County

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The Porter County Health Department was reporting this morning 11 new COVID-19 cases (28 new cases on Wednesday), to bring the total so far to 808, up from 797 on Wednesday.

Of the 11 new cases, all of them--100 percent--are in the younger age groups: two in the 0-19 group (48 total); four in the 20-29 group (153 total); and five in the 40-49 group (130 total). Total number in the 30-39 group: 129.

Over the last seven days, the Health Department has reported a total of 78 new cases. Of those, 59--or 76 percent-- have been in the younger age groups.

Two patients are currently hospitalized, unchanged from Wednesday; while 663 have recovered, also unchanged from Wednesday.

No additional deaths were reported this morning. To date, 39 Porter County residents have succumbed to COVID-19.

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 73 have recovered, all unchanged.

Duneland cases by township:

-- Westchester: 62 cases (60 cases on Wednesday). Ten active cases.

-- Liberty: 36 cases (unchanged from Wednesday). Eight active cases.

-- Jackson: four cases (three on Wednesday). Two active cases.

-- Pine: Seven cases, none active.

Other townships:

-- Portage: 318 cases (314 on Wednesday).

-- Center: 224 cases (222).

-- Washington: 57 cases (unchanged).

-- Union: 36 cases (35).





Posted 7/9/2020




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