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Fourteen new C19 cases in Porter County

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The Porter County Health Department was reporting this morning 14 new COVID-19 cases over the last 24 hours (13 new cases on Thursday), to bring the total so far to 926, up from 912 on Thursday.

Of those 14 new cases, 11--or 79 percent--were diagnosed among the younger demographics: four in the 0-19 (70 total); two in the 20-29 (182 total); four in the 30-39 (148 total); and one in the 40-49 (150 total).

To date, COVID-19 has been diagnosed in 70 children or teens in Porter County, or 7.6 percent of all cases.

Meanwhile, three patients are currently hospitalized, unchanged from Thursday; and 757 have recovered, up from 706 on Thursday. Total active cases right now In Porter County: 130.

No additional deaths were reported today. So far a total of 39 patients have died of COVID-19 in Porter County.

As the Chesterton Tribune has been reporting, the surge in new COVID-19 cases over the last four weeks and into this week has not been accompanied by an increase either in hospitalizations or in deaths.

To date, 101 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Porter County’s long-term care facilities, 27 have died, no one is currently hospitalized, and 73 have recovered, all unchanged from Thursday.

Duneland cases by township:

-- Westchester: 75 cases (unchanged from Thursday). 21 active cases.

-- Liberty: 42 cases (40 on Thursday). Six active cases.

-- Jackson: six cases (unchanged from Thursday). Three active cases.

-- Pine: Seven cases, none active.

Other Townships

-- Portage: 349 cases (347).

-- Center: 258 cases (253).

-- Washington: 62 cases (61).

-- Union: 46 cases (44).

Statewide: 747 new cases

The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) was reporting this morning 747 new cases of COVID-19 over the last 24 hours (735 new cases on Thursday), to bring the total so far to 54,813, up from 54,080 on Thursday.

ISDH was also reporting eight additional COVID-19 deaths (10 additional deaths on Thursday), to bring the total to date to 2,807, up from 2,799 on Thursday. Although new cases in Indiana are currently surging, there has been no accompanying spike in deaths.

Nursing home cases and deaths to date: 5,695 cases and 1,245 deaths (unchanged from Thursday).

Marion County has the most reported cases, 12,484 (12,361 on Thursday); and the most deaths, 702 (701). Lake County has reported 5,983 cases (5,919) and 252 deaths (252), the second highest in the state in both categories. LaPorte County has reported 670 cases and 28 deaths (658 and 28).

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 193 presumptive deaths was reported today, unchanged from Thursday.


Posted 7/17/2020




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