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Record reported C19 cases ouside of insitutions last week in Porter County

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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.

Including cases 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 on Thursday.

The Health 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 four days.

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.

No additional 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 township:

-- 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.

Other townships:

-- Portage: 306 cases (291 on Thursday).

-- Center: 217 cases (208 on Thursday).

-- Washington: 56 cases (unchanged from Thursday).

-- Union: 33 cases (unchanged from Thursday).

State C19 cases top 48,000

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.


Posted 7/6/2020




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