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COVID claims another Porter County life

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Another Porter County resident has succumbed to COVID-19, the Porter County Health Department reported Wednesday. The victim was a Center Township resident in the 80-89 demographic residing in a long term care facility (LTCF).

To date, 127 Porter County residents have lost their lives to COVID-19. Deaths by township: in Duneland, 13 Liberty residents; 10 Westchester; and two Jackson. Outside of Duneland: 51 Center residents; 42 Portage; seven Union; one Boone; and one Washington.

Deaths by age group: five in the 40-49; 12 in the 50-59; 17 in the 60-69; 27 in the 70-79; 35 in the 80-89; and 31 in the 90-and-over.

In the 40 days since Oct. 30, COVID-19 has claimed the lives of 71 Porter County residents. In the 16 days since Monday, Nov. 23, 40 residents have died.

New Cases

Also on Wednesday, PCHD reported 82 new COVID-19 cases over the previous 24 hours (153 new cases on Tuesday), to bring the total so far to 10,172.

Wednesday’s 82 new cases are the lowest single-day total in nearly five weeks.

As of Wednesday, PCHD was putting the 0-19 demographic at 1.4K cases; the 20-29 at 1.8K; the 30-39 at 1.6K; the 40-49 at 1.6K; the 50-59 at 1.6K; and the 60-69 at 1.2K.

The other demographic totals as of Wednesday: 70-79, 618 cases (616 on Tuesday); 80-89, 333 cases (328); and 90-and-over, 136 (136).

Hospitalizations

Meanwhile, PCHD reported 40 hospitalizations on Wednesday, unchanged from Tuesday.

Of Wednesday’s 40 hospitalizations, seven were residents of long term care facilities (LTCFs).

LTCFs

Of the new cases reported on Wednesday, only one was a resident of a long term care facility, to bring the total so far to 488, up from 487 on Tuesday.

Of those 488 LTCF cases, seven were hospitalized on Wednesday, down from 12 on Tuesday; 347 have recovered, unchanged from Tuesday and 74 have died, up from 73 on Tuesday. As of Wednesday there were 67 active COVID-19 cases in Porter County LTCFs, unchanged from Tuesday.

Active Cases

PCHD reported 8,725 recoveries on Wednesday, unchanged from Tuesday. Total active cases in Porter County as of Wednesday, after subtracting the 8,725 recoveries and 127 deaths: 1,320, up from 1,239 on Tuesday.

Other Indicators

-- New cases per 100,000 residents as of Wednesday: 620 (644 on Tuesday; 529 on Dec. 2).

-- Unique-individual positivity rate as of Dec. 1: 24.8 percent (23.6 percent on Nov. 30; 22.0 percent on Nov. 24).

-- Total-test positivity rate as of Dec. 1: 14.8 percent (15.0 percent on Nov. 30; 12.7 percent on Nov. 24). Note: both positivity rates lag up to eight days due to Indiana State Department of Health reporting methods.

Duneland Cases

-- Westchester: 1,167 cases (1,154 on Tuesday). Active cases: 134 (121 on Tuesday).

-- Liberty: 591 cases (584). Active cases: 68 (61).

-- Jackson: 210 cases (209). Active cases: 23 (22).

-- Pine: 50 cases (49). Active cases: four (three).

Other Townships

-- Portage: 3,211 cases (3,192 on Tuesday). Active cases: 403 (385 on Tuesday).

-- Center: 2,940 (2,923). Active cases: 405 (388).

-- Washington: 340 cases (335). Active cases: 44 (39).

-- Union: 558 cases (556). Active cases: 80 (78).

 

Posted 12/10/2020

 
 
 
 

 

 

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