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Four new C19 cases in Porter County

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The Porter County Health Department was reporting this morning four new COVID-19 cases over the last 24 hours (eight new cases on Monday), to bring the total so far to 648, up from 644 on Monday.

Three patients are currently hospitalized, while 525 have recovered, both unchanged from Monday.

No additional deaths were reported today. Thirty-seven Porter County residents so far have died of COVID-19.

To date, 99 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Porter County's long-term care facilities, 26 patients have died, two are currently hospitalized, and 64 have recovered (all unchanged from Monday).

Duneland cases by township:

-- Westchester: 48 cases (46 on Monday). Eleven active cases.

-- Liberty: 26 cases (unchanged from Monday). One active case.

-- Jackson: Two cases, neither active.

-- Pine: Seven cases, four of them active.

Other townships:

-- Portage: 262 cases (260 on Monday).

-- Center: 180 cases (unchanged from Monday).

-- Washington: 51 cases (unchanged from Monday).

-- Union: 27 cases (unchanged from Monday).

State C19 cases near 43K

The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) was reporting this morning 331 new cases of COVID-19 over the last 24 hours (277 new cases on Monday), to bring total cases so far to 42,871, up from 42,633 on Monday.

ISDH was also reporting today an additional 16 deaths over the last 24 hours (an additional 13 deaths on Monday), to bring total deaths so far to 2,571, up from 2,555 on Monday.

Nursing home cases and deaths to date: 5,147 cases and 1,140 deaths (unchanged from Monday).

Marion County has the most reported cases, 10,977 (10,963 on Monday); and the most deaths, 669 (669). Lake County has reported 4,489 cases (4,437) and 238 deaths (235), the second highest in the state in both categories. LaPorte County has reported 492 cases and 25 deaths (489 and 25).

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 192 presumptive deaths was reported today, up from 190 on Monday.



Posted 6/23/2020




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