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COVID claims two more county lives

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Two more Porter County residents have succumbed to COVID-19, the Porter County Health Department reported after deadline on Tuesday.

Both victims were Portage Township residents. One was in the 50-59 demographic; the other, in the 80-89. One resided in a long term care facility (LTCF).

To date, 158 Porter County residents have lost their lives to COVID-19.

Deaths by township: in Duneland, 15 Liberty residents; 10 Westchester; and three Jackson. Outside of Duneland: 66 Center residents; 54 Portage; seven Union; one Boone; and one Washington; and one Pleasant.

Deaths by age group: five in the 40-49; 13 in the 50-59; 21 in the 60-69; 35 in the 70-79; 48 in the 80-89; and 36 in the 90-and-over.

In the 29 days since Monday, Nov. 23, 71 residents have died. In the 15 days since Monday, Dec. 7, 39 have died.

New Cases

Also on Tuesday, PCHD reported 128 new COVID-19 cases over the previous 24 hours (89 new cases on Monday), to bring the total so far to 11,651.

As of Tuesday, 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.

The other demographic totals as of Tuesday: 70-79, 703 cases (699 on Monday); 80-89, 377 cases (373); and 90-and-over, 151 (149).

Hospitalizations

PCHD also reported 29 hospitalizations on Tuesday, up from 27 on Monday. Of Tuesday’s 29 hospitalizations, six were residents of long term care facilities (LTCFs).

LTCFs

Of the new cases reported on Tuesday, four were residents of a long term care facility, to bring the total so far to 524, up from 520 on Monday.

Of those 524 LTCF cases, six were hospitalized on Tuesday, unchanged from Monday; 406 have recovered, also unchanged from Monday; and 91 have died, up from 90 on Monday.

As of Tuesday, there were 27 active COVID-19 cases in Porter County LTCFs, up from 24 on Monday.

Active Cases

PCHD reported 10,232 recoveries on Tuesday, unchanged from Monday. Total active cases in Porter County as of Tuesday, after subtracting the 10,232 recoveries and 158 deaths: 1,478, up from 1,352 on Monday.

Other Indicators

-- New cases per 100,000 residents as of Tuesday: 582 (556 on Monday; 462 on Dec. 15).

-- Unique-individual positivity rate as of Dec. 14: 20.9 percent (21.1 percent on Dec. 13; 24.3 percent on Dec. 7).

-- All-test positivity rate as of Dec. 14: 9.9 percent (10.1 percent on Dec. 13; 12.3 percent on Dec. 7). Note: both positivity rates lag up to eight days due to Indiana State Department of Health reporting methods.

Duneland Cases by Township

-- Westchester: 1,381 cases (1,360 on Monday). Active cases: 189 (168 on Monday).

-- Liberty: 691 cases (683). Active cases: 94 (86)

-- Jackson: 234 cases (231). Active cases: 22 (19).

-- Pine: 64 cases (64). Active cases: 12 (12).

Other Townships

-- Portage: 3,659 cases (3,627 on Monday). Active cases: 386 (356 on Monday).

-- Center: 3,461 (3,429). Active cases: 445 (413).

-- Washington: 389 cases (386). Active cases: 47 (44).

-- Union: 670 cases (661). Active cases: 95 (86).

-- Boone: 398 cases (395). Active cases: 59 (56).

-- Pleasant: 226 cases (219). Active cases: 48 (41).

-- Morgan: 307 cases (300). Active cases 47 (40).

-- Porter: 388 cases (385). Active cases: 34 (31).

 

Posted 12/23/2020

 

 

 
 
 
 

 

 

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