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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 cases of COVID-19 over the last 24 hours, to bring the total in the county to 251, up from 247 on Thursday.

The Health Department reported only one new case on Thursday.

These 251 cases include only one presumptive case, for which x-rays, scans, and clinical symptoms indicate COVID-19 but for which no positive test is on record.

Sixteen patients are currently hospitalized (15 on Thursday); while 137 have recovered (136).

No additional deaths were reported today. Eight Porter County residents have died to date of the virus. Four were Dunelanders: three from Westchester Township, two in the 80-89 demographic, one in the 50-59; and a Liberty Township resident in the 80-89. Three were Portage Township residents: one in the 70-79 and two in the 50-59. One was a Center Township resident in the 70-79. Five were men, three women.

Total active cases in Porter County, after subtracting recoveries and deaths: 106, compared to 103 on Thursday.

Total COVID-19 tests conducted in Porter County as of Thursday, according to the Indiana State Department of Health: 1,687, up from 1,659 on Wednesday, an increase of less than 2 percent over previous 24 hours.

Duneland cases by township:

-- Westchester: 21 cases (20 on Thursday), three deaths (three), two hospitalizations (two), 12 recoveries (11). Six active cases.

-- Liberty: 12 cases, one death, no hospitalizations, eight recoveries (unchanged from Thursday). Three active cases.

-- Jackson: one case, one recovery. No active cases.

-- Pine: one case, one recovery. No active cases.

Other hard hit townships:

-- Portage Township: 95 cases (94 on Thursday), three deaths (three), eight hospitalizations (eight), and 59 recoveries (58).

-- Center: 43 cases (41 on Thursday), one death (one), four hospitalizations (four), and 22 recoveries (20).

-- Washington: 42 cases, one hospitalization, and 14 recoveries (unchanged from Thursday). These 42 cases include the 40 patients at Porter County Jail.

-- Union: 15 cases (15), one hospitalization (none), and eight recoveries (eight)



Posted 5/1/2020




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