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New C19 cases in Porter County trending up

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The Health Department was reporting this morning 10 new COVID-19 cases over the last 24 hours (nine new cases on Thursday), to bring the total so far to 633, up from 623 on Thursday.

Over the last seven days, the Health Department has reported a total of 39 new cases, which represents the first uptick in new cases in more than a month. The previous week, ending June 6, saw 25 new cases; while the week ending May 30 saw 33 new cases.

Three patients are currently hospitalized, while 497 have recovered, both unchanged from Thursday.

No additional deaths were reported by the Health Department today. Thirty-six Porter County residents so far have died from COVID-19.

To date, 98 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Porter County's long-term care facilities, 25 patients have died, two are currently hospitalized, and 46 have recovered, unchanged from Thursday.

Duneland cases by township, all unchanged from Wednesday:

-- Westchester: 43 cases, up from 40 on Thursday. Six active cases.

-- Liberty: 25 cases, unchanged from Thursday. No active cases.

-- Jackson: Two cases, neither active.

-- Pine: Seven cases, four of them active.

Other townships:

-- Portage: 256 cases (253 on Thursday).

-- Center: 178 cases (176 on Thursday).

-- Washington: 51 cases (unchanged from Thursday).

-- Union: 26 cases (25 on Thursday).



Posted 6/19/2020




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