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New C19 cases among the young spike in Porter County; two more deaths

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The Porter County Health Department was reporting this morning two additional COVID-19 deaths, the first since June 22.

The victims were a Westchester Township resident and a Portage Township resident. One of them was a resident in a long-term care facility. The Chesterton Tribune was unable to determine the specific demographic of either from the Health Departmentís dashboard.

The Health Department was also reporting a surge of new cases over the last 24 hours, 28 (four new cases on Tuesday), to bring the total so far to 797, up from 769 on Tuesday, an overnight increase of 3.7 percent.

Of the 28 new cases, 21--or 75 percent--are in the younger demographics: six in the 0-9 group (46 total); six in the 20-29 (149 total); six in the 30-39 (128 total); and three in the 40-49 (125 total).

Two patients are currently hospitalized, unchanged from Tuesday; while 663 have recovered, up from 582 on Tuesday.

The two additional deaths bring the total so far in Porter County to 37.

To date, 101 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Porter Countyís long-term care facilities, no one is currently hospitalized, and 69 have recovered, all unchanged from Tuesday. Twenty-seven have died, up from 26 on Tuesday.

Duneland cases by township:

-- Westchester: 60 cases (59 cases on Tuesday). Eight active cases.

-- Liberty: 36 cases (30 on Tuesday). Nine active cases.

-- Jackson: three cases (three on Monday). One active case.

-- Pine: Seven cases, none of them active.

Other townships:

-- Portage: 314 cases (308 on Tuesday).

-- Center: 222 cases (217 on Tuesday).

-- Washington: 57 cases (56 on Tuesday).

-- Union: 35 cases (33 on Tuesday).

Statewide New cases top 49,000

The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) was reporting this morning 455 new cases of COVID-19 over the last 24 hours (445 on Tuesday), to bring total cases so far to 49,063, up from 48,626 on Tuesday.

ISDH was also reporting today an additional 15 deaths over the last 24 hours (an additional 19 deaths on Tuesday), to bring total deaths so far to 2,736, up from 2,721 on Tuesday.

Nursing home cases and deaths to date: 5,581 cases and 1,220 deaths (unchanged from Tuesday).

Marion County has the most reported cases, 11,760 (11,723 on Tuesday); and the most deaths, 689 (689). Lake County has reported 5,276 (5,212) and 246 deaths (244), the second highest in the state in both categories. LaPorte County has reported 583 cases and 26 deaths (579 and 26).

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. There have been total of 193 presumptive deaths.


Posted 7/8/2020




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