Ten more Porter
County residents have succumbed to COVID-19, the Porter County Health
Department reported Tuesday.
Six of the victims
were Center Township residents; one, a Liberty Township resident; one, a
Union Township resident; one, a Boone Township resident; and one, a Portage
Six victims were in
the 70-79 demographic; two, in the 80-89; one, in the 60-69; and one, in the
30-39, the youngest Porter County resident to die of COVID-19 since the
Five were residents
of long term care facilities (LTCFs).
To date, 173 Porter
County residents have lost their lives to COVID-19. Deaths by township: in
Duneland, 17 Liberty residents; 11 Westchester; and three Jackson. Outside
of Duneland: 75 Center residents; 55 Portage; eight Union; two Boone; one
Washington; and one Pleasant.
Deaths by age
group: one in the 30-39; five in the 40-49; 14 in the 50-59; 22 in the
60-69; 42 in the 70-79; 52 in the 80-89; and 37 in the 90-and-over.
Also on Tuesday,
PCHD reported 86 new COVID-19 cases over the previous 24 hours (96 new cases
on Monday), to bring the total so far to 12,612.
PCHD repeated its
caution, first issued on Sunday, that the precipitous drop in new cases over
the last few days is most likely the result of most testing sites being
closed over the Christmas weekend, and “should not be considered as a true
indicator of community spread.”
As of Tuesday, PCHD
was putting the 0-19 demographic at 1.7K cases; the 20-29 at 2.2K; the
30-39 at 1.9K; the 40-49 at 2K; the 50-59 at 1.9K; and the 60-69 at 1.4K.
demographic totals as of Tuesday: 70-79, 762 cases (751 on Monday); 80-89,
407 cases (403); and 90-and-over, 159 (159).
PCHD also reported
37 hospitalizations on Tuesday, up from 34 on Monday.
hospitalizations, seven were residents of long term care facilities (LTCFs).
Of the new cases
reported on Tuesday, two were residents of a long term care facility.
The total number of LTCF cases: 571, up from 569 on Monday.
Of those 571 LTCF
cases, seven were hospitalized on Tuesday, up from six on Monday; 417 have
recovered, unchanged from Monday; and 101 have died, up from 96 on Monday.
As of Tuesday,
there were 53 active COVID-19 cases in Porter County LTCFs, down from 56 on
11,200 recoveries on Tuesday, unchanged from Monday
Total active cases
in Porter County as of Tuesday, after subtracting the 11,200 recoveries and
173 deaths: 1,239, up from 1,163 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: 437 (461 on Tuesday; 582 on Dec. 22).
positivity rate as of Dec. 21: 24.8 percent (25.1 percent on Dec. 20; 21.3
percent on Dec. 14).
positivity rate as of Dec. 21: 10.8 percent (10.1 on Dec. 20; 10.0 percent
on Dec. 14). Note: both positivity rates lag up to eight days due to
Indiana State Department of Health reporting methods.
Duneland Cases by
1,471 cases (1,465 on Monday). Active cases: 156 (150 on Monday).
* Liberty: 746
cases (737). Active cases: 90 (139)
* Jackson: 255
cases (250). Active cases: 25 (20).
* Pine: 66 cases
(66). Active cases: three (three).
* Portage: 3,821
cases (3,805 on Monday). Active cases: 293 (278 on Monday).
* Center: 3,671
(3,615). Active cases: 356 (337).