The Porter County
Health Department was reporting last week the most new COVID-19 cases in the
county since the pandemic began in March.
A total of 68 new
cases was reported in the seven-day period ending on Saturday. Excluding
cases reported in congregate living facilities--long-term care facilities
and the Porter County Jail--no single week since the pandemic began has seen
more. Those 68 cases represent a 10-percent increase in the total number of
reported cases in just one week. The week with the second highest number of
new cases was that ending Saturday, May 30: 62.
reported in congregate living facilities, the week ending Saturday, May 16,
saw the most new cases in Porter County: 80.
As of this morning,
the Health Department was reporting 35 new cases over the last four days
(nine new cases on Thursday), to bring the total so far to 765, up from 730
Department reported 16 new cases on Friday; eight new cases on Saturday;
seven new cases on Sunday; and four new cases today.
Of the 35 new cases
reported over the last four days, 24 were in the younger age groups: one in
0-19 (39 total); 12 in 20-29 (141 total); 9 in 30-39 (122); and two in 40-49
(125 total). Put those 24 new cases in the younger demographics in
perspective. On May 6, exactly two months ago, the younger demographics
accounted for slightly more than half of all cases. Today, the younger
demographics account for 69 percent of all new cases reported over the last
On the other hand,
the surge in new cases last week in Porter County has not resulted in an
accompanying surge in hospitalizations or in deaths. Four patients today
were in hospital, the same number as on Thursday. Prior to two new
hospitalizations on Tuesday, June 30, the number of hospitalizations had
held steady at two for a solid week.
The number of
recoveries reported today: 582, unchanged from Thursday.
deaths were reported today by the Health Department, and none has been
reported since June 22. Thirty-seven Porter County residents so far have
died of COVID-19.
To date, 101 cases
of COVID-19 have been reported in Porter County's long-term care facilities,
26 patients have died, no one is currently hospitalized, and 69 have
recovered, all unchanged from Thursday.
Duneland cases by
-- Westchester: 58
cases (53 cases on Thursday). Seventeen active cases.
-- Liberty: 30
cases (27 cases on Thursday). Five active cases.
-- Jackson: three
cases (two on Thursday). One active case.
-- Pine: Seven
cases, none of them active.
-- Portage: 306
cases (291 on Thursday).
-- Center: 217
cases (208 on Thursday).
-- Washington: 56
cases (unchanged from Thursday).
-- Union: 33 cases
(unchanged from Thursday).
The Indiana State
Department of Health (ISDH) was reporting this morning 1,989 new cases of
COVID-19 over the last four days (453 new cases on Thursday), to bring total
cases so far to 48,331, up from 46,387 on Thursday.
ISDH reported 541
new cases on Friday; 522 on Saturday; 596 on Sunday; and 330 today.
ISDH was also
reporting today an additional 37 deaths over the last four days (an
additional 13 deaths on Thursday), to bring total deaths so far to 2,702, up
from 2,665 on Thursday.
ISDH reported 19
deaths on Friday; six on Saturday; six on Sunday; and five today.
Nursing home cases
and deaths to date: 5,581 cases and 1,220 deaths (5342 cases and 1,166
deaths on Thursday).
Marion County has
the most reported cases, 11,682 (11,434 on Thursday); and the most deaths,
684 (680). Lake County has reported 5,180 (4,985) and 242 deaths (241), the
second highest in the state in both categories. LaPorte County has reported
580 cases and 26 deaths (541 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 193 presumptive deaths was reported today, unchanged from Thursday.