The county reported
a total of 217 confirmed COVID-19 cases, up from 209 on Thursday.
deaths were reported. To date six people have died of COVID-19 in Porter
County. Two were Westchester Township residents, one in the 50-59
demographic, the other in the 80-89. One was a Liberty Township resident in
the 80-89. Two were Portage Township residents in the 50-59. And one was a
Center Township resident in the 70-79.
are currently hospitalized, compared to 13 on Thursday. Recoveries remained
stable at 87, the same as on Thursday and on Wednesday.
Total active cases
in Porter County today, after subtracting recoveries and deaths: 122
(116 on Thursday).
tests conducted in Porter County as of Thursday, according to the Indiana
State Department of Health: 1,368 (1,347 on Tuesday).
The Porter County
Health Department is neither releasing the names of those who have died of
COVID-19 nor indicating how or where they might have been infected.
Administrator Letty Zepeda released the following statement to the
Chesterton Tribune with respect to that policy: “I have heard the
argument one too many times that it’s our duty to warn others of those
infected with COVID-19.
“I ask, will you
feel the same, if that warning comes about you or your loved ones? Will you
be okay to have your name or your loved one’s name splashed in the paper,
warning others about YOU or them?”
As to the
particular vector where the six fatalities may have been infected, Zepeda
said this: “The deceased was probably not aware of where they may have
contracted it, let alone the family. COVID-19 can get you while you’re
shopping, at work, walking on a trail in which someone with COVID-19 just
walked and left its poison in the air, or you touch something contaminated
by someone with COVID-19 and forgot to sanitize it. We are all susceptible
to COVID-19, for it does not discriminate. It does not care where you live,
work, how much money you have in the bank or lack of it. It does not care if
you are in the country legally or not. It does not care if you are tall,
short, fat, or thin. COVID-19 is the one disease that is a reminder to all
humans that we are exactly that, created equally. COVID-19 does not care if
you believe in a higher power or not, but what it does is remind you that
you are not invincible. We are in it together, and we will come out of it
Duneland cases by
-- Westchester: 17
cases (17 on Thursday), two deaths (two), three hospitalizations (three),
nine recoveries (nine). Six active cases.
-- Liberty: 12
cases (12 on Thursday), one death (one), no hospitalizations (none), seven
recoveries (seven). Four active cases.
-- Jackson: one
case, no hospitalization. One active case.
-- Pine: one case,
no hospitalization. One active case.
Township: 87 cases (81 on Thursday), two deaths (two), eight
hospitalizations (six), and 40 recoveries (40).
-- Washington: 37
cases (37 on Thursday), no hospitalizations (none), and one recovery (one).
These 37 cases include the 33 patients at Porter County Jail.
-- Center: 33 cases
(32 on Wednesday), one death (one), four hospitalizations (three), and 15