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
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
-- 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.
-- Portage: 314
cases (308 on Tuesday).
-- Center: 222
cases (217 on Tuesday).
-- Washington: 57
cases (56 on Tuesday).
-- Union: 35 cases
(33 on Tuesday).