After deadline on
Wednesday, the Porter County Health Department (PCHD) reported 188 new
COVID-19 cases (145 new cases on Tuesday), to bring the total so far to
Those 188 new cases
represent the third highest 24-hour total since the pandemic began, behind
196 new cases reported on Thursday, Nov. 5; and 193 reported on Monday, Nov.
Of those 188 new
cases, 123--or 65 percent--were in the younger demographics: 25 in the 0-20
(766 total); 32 in the 20-29 (967 total); 28 in the 30-39 (846 total); and
38 in the 40-49 (859 total).
The remaining 65
cases--or 35 percent--were in the older demographics: 22 in the 50-59 (857
total); 22 in the 60-69 (591 total); 12 in the 70-79 (303 total); six in the
80-89 (160 total); and three in the 90-and-over (77 total).
unprecedented surge in new COVID-19 cases in perspective. A total of 931 new
cases was reported in Porter County for the week ending Saturday, Nov. 7,
the highest seven-day total since the pandemic began. But it took fully the
first 18 weeks of the pandemic--approximately four and a half months--to hit
the identical number of cases: 931.
hospitalizations are continuing to rise in Porter County, with PCHD
reporting 39 on Wednesday, up from 37 on Tuesday.
hospitalizations are the most on any given day of the pandemic in Porter
County, exceeding the previous high of 37 reported on Tuesday.
Prior to Nov. 3, no
more than 28 COVID-19 patients had ever been hospitalized at one time: on
May 20, more than five months ago.
Of Wednesday's 39
hospitalizations, 17 were long-term care facility (LTCF) residents.
Of the 188 new
cases reported on Wednesday, six were in long-term care facilities, to bring
the total so far to 269, up from 263 on Tuesday.
Of those 269 cases,
17 are currently hospitalized, up from 12 on Tuesday; 111 have recovered,
unchanged from Tuesday; and 44 have died, also unchanged from Tuesday.
As of Wednesday,
there were 114 active COVID-19 cases in Porter County LTCFs, up from 108 on
Over the first six
months of the pandemic--from March 17, when PCHD first started tracking
COVID-19 numbers, to Oct. 16--a total of 119 cases was reported by LTCFs. In
the 26 days since Oct. 16 that number has grown by fully 150 new cases, or
COVID-19 deaths were reported on Wednesday. To date, 67 Porter County
residents succumbed to COVID-19.
In the 12 days
since Friday, Oct. 30, COVID-19 has claimed the lives of 11 Porter County
PCHD reported 3,631
recoveries on Wednesday, unchanged from Tuesday.
Total active cases
in Porter County, after subtracting the 3,631 recoveries and 67 deaths:
1,728, up from 1,540 on Tuesday.
introduced other indicators on its COVID-19 dashboard: a seven-day rolling
average of new cases per 100,000 residents; and a seven-day rolling average
of the unique-individual positivity rate.
-- New cases per
100,000 residents as of Monday: 650 (573 on Tuesday; 430 on Wednesday, Nov.
Unique-individual positivity rate as of Nov. 3: 22.8 percent (21.9 percent
on Nov. 2; 19.3 percent on Oct. 27). Note: the positivity rate lags up to
eight days due to Indiana State Department of Health reporting methods.
by Township as of Wednesday
-- Westchester: 671
cases (648 on Tuesday). Active cases: 227 (204 on Tuesday).
-- Liberty: 345
cases (337 on Tuesday). Active cases: 108 (100 on Tuesday).
-- Jackson: 98
cases (94 on Tuesday). Active cases: 28 (24 on Tuesday).
-- Pine: 23 cases
(unchanged). Active cases: nine (nine on Tuesday).
as of Wednesday
-- Portage: 1,716
cases (1,654 on Tuesday). Active cases: 495 (433 on Tuesday).
-- Center: 1,551
(1,498 on Tuesday). Active cases: 546 (493 on Tuesday).
-- Washington: 181
cases (174 on Tuesday). Active cases: 34 (27 on Tuesday).
-- Union: 314 cases
(305 on Tuesday). Active cases: 116 (107 on Tuesday).