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COVID19 recoveries jump in Porter County

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There have been no additional deaths in the county from COVID-19 over the last 24 hours, the Porter County Health Department reported after deadline today.

Deaths to date total two, both in Portage Township.

The number of reported cases now totals 120, up from a 117 on Monday, a nominal increase of 2.5 percent.

Current hospitalizations dropped to 10, from 11 on Monday. But recoveries jumped to 48, up from 28 on Monday, an increase of 71 percent.

Duneland cases by township:

--Westchester: 12 cases, one hospitalization, five recoveries (11, one, and three on Monday).

--Liberty: eight cases, two hospitalizations, four recoveries (eight, two, and three).

--Jackson: one case, no hospitalizations, no recoveries (one, none, and none).

--Pine: no cases yet reported.

Portage Township--with 54 cases, four hospitalizations, and 20 recoveries (54, five, and 10 on Monday)--remains the hardest hit in the county; followed by Center, with 23 cases, two hospitalizations, and eight recoveries (22, two, and five); then Westchester; then Union, with seven cases, no hospitalizations, and six recoveries (seven, none and five).

The demographic with the most cases remains the 50-59 age group; followed by 40-49; 30-39; 60-69; 70-79; 20-29; 80-89; 90+; and 0-19.

Female patients outnumber male 62-58.


Posted 4/14/2020




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