Three more Porter
County residents succumbed to COVID-19 over the weekend, the Porter County
Health Department (PCHD) was reporting.
Two victims were
Portage Township residents; and one, a Pleasant Township resident.
Two were in the
80-89 demographic; one, in the 70-79 demographic.
Two resided in long
term care facilities (LTCFs).
To date, 156 Porter
County residents have lost their lives to COVID-19. Deaths by atownship: in
Duneland, 15 Liberty residents; 10 Westchester; and three Jackson. Outside
of Duneland: 66 Center residents; 52 Portage; seven Union; one Boone; and
one Washington; and one Pleasant.
Deaths by age
group: five in the 40-49; 12 in the 50-59; 21 in the 60-69; 35 in the 70-79;
47 in the 80-89; and 36 in the 90-and-over.
In the 27 days
since Monday, Nov. 23, 69 residents have died. In the 13 days since Monday,
Dec. 7, 37 have died.
PCHD was also
reporting 449 new cases over the 72-hour period Friday-Sunday, to bring the
total so far to 11,651.
PCHD reported 175
new cases on Friday (143 on Thursday); 97 on Saturday; and 177 on Sunday.
As of Sunday, PCHD
was putting the 0-19 demographic at 1.6K cases; the 20-29 at 2.1K; the 30-39
at 1.8K; the 40-49 at 1.9K; the 50-59 at 1.8K; and the 60-69 at 1.3K.
demographic totals as of Sunday: 70-79, 695 cases (670 on Thursday); 80-89,
369 cases (361); and 90-and-over, 148 (146).
PCHD also reported
29 hospitalizations on Sunday, down from 37 on Thursday. Of Sunday’s 29
hospitalizations, six were residents of long term care facilities (LTCFs).
Of the new cases
reported Friday-Sunday, 13 were residents of a long term care facility, to
bring the total so far to 519, up from 506 on Thursday. Of those cases, six
were hospitalized on Sunday, down from seven on Thursday; 400 have
recovered, unchanged from Thursday; and 90 have died, up from 88 on
As of Sunday there
were 29 active COVID-19 cases in Porter County LTCFs, up from 18 on
PCHD reported 9,516
recoveries on Sunday, unchanged from Thursday.
Total active cases
in Porter County as of Sunday, after subtracting the 9,516 recoveries and
156 deaths: 1,979, up from 1,533 on Thursday.
-- New cases per
100,000 residents as of Sunday: 566 (531 on Saturday; 515 on Dec. 13).
Unique-individual positivity rate as of Dec. 12: 22.0 percent (21.7 percent
on Dec. 11; 25.2 percent on Dec. 5).
positivity rate as of Dec. 12: 10.6 percent (10.5 percent on Dec. 11; 13.8
percent on Dec. 5).