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Eight new C19 cases in Porter County

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The Porter County Health Department was reporting eight new COVID-19 cases over the last 24 hours (five new cases on Tuesday), to bring the total so far to 1,963, up from 1,955 on Tuesday.

Of those eight new cases, three--or 38 percent--were diagnosed in the younger demographics: one in the 0-19 (288 total); one in the 20-29 (393); and one in the 30-39 (293 total). Total 40-49: 302.

To date, 288 cases have been diagnosed in children or teens, or 14.7 percent of all cases (14.7 percent on Tuesday). On July 7, only 39 children or teens had been diagnosed of the 765 total cases at the time: or 5.1 percent.

Meanwhile, five patients are currently hospitalized, down from seven on Tuesday. Total active cases in Porter County: 163, up from 156 on Tuesday.

To date, 119 COVID-19 cases have been reported in Porter County’s long-term care facilities, unchanged from Tuesday. Of those 119, one is currently hospitalized, 29 have died, and 81 have recovered. As of today, there were nine active COVID-19 cases in the county’s long-term care facilities.

No additional deaths from COVID-19 were reported this morning. To date, 45 Porter County residents have succumbed to COVID-19.

Duneland cases by township:

-- Westchester: 222 cases (unchanged from Tuesday). Thirty active cases.

-- Liberty: 112 cases (unchanged from Tuesday). Seventeen active cases.

-- Jackson: 30 cases (29 on Tuesday). Five active cases.

-- Pine: 11 cases (unchanged from Tuesday). No active cases.

Other townships:

-- Portage: 679 cases (674 on Tuesday). Thirty-nine active cases.

-- Center: 545 cases (543 on Tuesday). Thirty-six active cases. Center Township’s total includes Valparaiso University students.

-- Washington: 90 cases (unchanged from Tuesday). Six active cases. Washington Township’s total includes Porter County Jail inmates.

-- Union: 105 cases (unchanged from Tuesday). Seven active cases.

State reports 624 cases and 12 deaths

The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) was reporting this morning 624 new cases of COVID-19 over the last 24 hours (758 new cases on Tuesday), to bring the total so far to 107,809, up from 107,229 on Tuesday.

ISDH was also reporting 12 additional COVID-19 deaths over the last 24 hours (21 additional deaths on Tuesday), to bring the total to date to 3,486, up from 3,474 on Tuesday,

Marion County was reporting today 20,249 cases (20,196 on Tuesday) and 757 deaths (756), the most in the state in both categories. Lake County was reporting 9,956 cases (9,939) and 312 deaths (309), the second most in the state in both categories. LaPorte County was reporting 1,336 cases (1,324) and 37 deaths (37).

The total COVID-19 death count includes both confirmed and presumptive deaths to date. Presumptive deaths are those for which x-ray, scans, and clinical symptoms all point to COVID-19 but for which no positive test is on record. A total of 225 presumptive deaths was reported today, unchanged from Tuesday.



Posted 9/16/2020




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