County resident has succumbed to COVID-19, the Porter County Health
Department (PCHD) reported after deadline on Tuesday.
The victim was in
the 70-79 age group and not residing in a nursing home. PCHD did not report
the victim’s township of residence.
To date, 72 Porter
County residents have died of COVID-19. Deaths by township (prior to the one
reported on Tuesday): 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 (current): three in the 40-49;
nine in the 50-59; 13 in the 60-69; 15 in the 70-79; 17 in the 80-89; and 15
in the 90-and-over.
In the 18 days
since Friday, Oct. 30, COVID-19 has claimed the lives of 16 Porter County
reported 182 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday (226 on Monday), to bring the
total to date to 6,775.
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 age groups all now
exceed 1,000 cases. The 0-20 age group, with 970 cases as of Tuesday, is
likely to exceed 1,000 cases either today or Thursday.
The other age group
totals as of Tuesday: 60-69, 740 cases (711 on Monday); 70-79, 368 cases
(353); 80-89, 195 cases (189); and 90-and-over, 90 (90).
On Tuesday, PCHD
reported 65 hospitalizations, down from 66 on Monday.
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 Tuesday’s 65
hospitalizations, 19 were nursing home residents.
Of the 182 new
cases reported on Tuesday, four were among residents of nursing homes,
bringing the total to 319, up from 315 on Monday.
Of those 319 cases,
19 were hospitalized on Tuesday, down from 20 on Monday; 126 have recovered,
unchanged from Monday; and 46 have died, also unchanged from Monday.
As of Tuesday there
were 147 active COVID-19 cases in Porter County nursing homes, up from 143
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 32 days since Oct. 16 that number has grown by fully 200 new
cases, or 168 percent.
PCHD reported 4,399
recoveries on Tuesday, unchanged from Monday.
Total active cases
in Porter County as of Tuesday, after subtracting the 3,631 recoveries and
72 deaths: 2,304, up from 2,123 on Monday.
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 Tuesday: 902 (880 on Monday; 573 on Tuesday, Nov.
Unique-individual positivity rate as of Nov. 9: 26.4 percent (25.9 percent
on Nov. 8; 21.8 percent on Nov. 2). Note: Positivity rates lag up to eight
days due to Indiana State Department of Health reporting methods.
Duneland Cases by
as of Tuesday
-- Westchester: 830
cases (806 cases on Monday). Active cases: 300 (276 on Monday).
-- Liberty: 415
cases (410). Active cases: 125 (120).
-- Jackson: 143
cases (136). Active cases: 66 (59).
-- Pine: 29 cases
(27). Active cases: 11 (nine).
Other Townships as
-- Portage: 2,162
cases (2,111 on Monday). Active cases: 707 (656 on Monday).
-- Center: 1,924
(1,870). Active cases: 681 (627).