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New C19 cases in Porter County total 23

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The Porter County Health Department was reporting this morning 23 new COVID-19 cases over the last 24 hours (29 new cases on Thursday), to bring the total so far to 1,426, up from 1,403 on Thursday.

Of those 29 new cases, 18--or 62 percent--were diagnosed among the younger demographics: five in the 0-19 (173 total); six in the 20-29 (286 total); two in the 30-39 (208 total); and three in the 40-49 (239 total).

To date, 173 cases have been diagnosed in children or teens, or 12.1 percent of all cases.

According to the records of the Chesterton Tribune, between July 1 and Thursday, Aug. 6, fully 406 of the 529 new cases in Porter County were diagnosed in persons under 50: or 77 percent.

However, over the last eight days--since Thursday, Aug. 6--that proportion has dropped precipitously. Of the 176 new cases reported in that period, only 103 were diagnosed in persons under 50: or 59 percent.

Two patients are currently hospitalized with COVID-19, unchanged from Thursday; and 1,130 have recovered, also unchanged from Thursday. Total active cases in Porter County right now: 255, up from 232 on Thursday.

No additional deaths were reported today. To date 41 deaths have been recorded in Porter County.

Duneland cases by township:

-- Westchester: 137 cases (136 cases on Thursday). Thirty-two active cases.

-- Liberty: 72 cases. Twelve active cases.

-- Jackson: 16 cases. One active case.

-- Pine: nine cases.

Other Townships

-- Portage: 522 cases (512 on Thursday).

-- Center: 403 cases (395 on Thursday.

-- Union: 75 cases (74 on Thursday).


Posted 8/14/2020




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