launched a new COVID-19 dashboard after deadline on Tuesday, with the most
granular information yet on the extent of the pandemic in this county.
As of 10:30 a.m.
today, 80 positive cases of COVID-19 had been reported to the Health
Of those 80, 12 are
hospitalized and 28 have recovered. No deaths have yet been reported in
Duneland cases by
nine cases, one hospitalized, three recovered.
-- Liberty: four
cases, one hospitalized, three recovered.
-- Jackson: no
-- Pine: no cases.
Township--with 38 cases, six hospitalizations, and 10 recoveries--has been
the hardest hit township so far; followed by Center, with 15 cases, two
hospitalizations, and five recoveries; then Westchester; then Union, with
seven cases, no hospitalizations, and five recoveries.
with the most cases so far is the 50-59 age range, with more than 20; then
40-49, with 17; 30-39 and 60-69 with 15 each; 70-79 with 13; and a handful
of cases in the 0-19 and 80-89 ranges.
females than males have been infected to date, 43 and 37 respectively.
“The county will
make every effort to update the dashboard daily by 11 a.m., which will
include data reported to the Health Department as of 10 a.m. the same day,”
according to a statement which announced the launch of the dashboard.
“Because the data in the dashboard are dependent on timely reporting by
outside healthcare facilities, the time of a daily update may be delayed
until the data are received.”
Department, County Attorney, GIS Department, and the Commissioners’ Office
have been working together over the past week to develop the new dashboard,”
County Commissioner Laura Blaney, D-South, said. “We’ve had to find the
right balance between transparency and protecting privacy as required under
website and social media accounts, we have worked tirelessly to provide our
citizens accurate, updated, and comprehensive information daily to our
citizens in a crisis environment that changes almost every hour,” Blaney
added. “If you look around at other regional county websites and social
media accounts, I think you’ll find that Porter County is providing the
model for other local governments.”