The Porter County
Health Department was reporting this morning seven new COVID-19 cases over
the last 24 hours (17 new cases on Tuesday), to bring the total so far to
1,374, up from 1,367 on Tuesday.
Of those seven new
cases, four--or 57 percent--were diagnosed among the younger demographics:
three in the 20-29 (total 278); and one in the 30-39 (total 202). Total
0-19: 162. Total 40-49: 230.
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 six days--since Thursday, Aug. 6--that proportion has dropped
precipitously. Of the 124 new cases reported in that period, only 69 were
diagnosed in persons under 50: or 56 percent. That fact would seem to
indicate that the surge of new cases in the younger demographics in July and
into the first week of August has begun to spread into the older and more
surge has not been accompanied by any spikes in hospitalizations or deaths.
Indeed, the number of patients currently hospitalized dropped to one today,
down from three on Tuesday; while 1,130 patients have recovered, up from
1,228 on Tuesday. Total active cases right now in Porter County: 203, up
from 198 on Tuesday.
deaths were reported today. To date, 41 Porter County residents have
succumbed to COVID-19.
So far, 101 cases
of COVID-19 have been reported in Porter County's long-term care facilities,
27 have died, no one is currently hospitalized, and 74 have recovered, all
unchanged from Tiuesday. The Health Department has not reported a new
COVID-19 case in a long-term facility here since June 30.
For the record,
according to the Health Department:
-- Positive cases
are the number of individuals who get tested and have a positive test
result. If an individual has multiple tests and receives multiple positive
test results, it only counts as one positive case.
antibody tests are not reported as positive cases.
Duneland cases by
-- Westchester: 128
cases (unchanged from Tuesday). Twenty-three active cases.
-- Liberty: 69
cases (68 on Tuesday). Nine active cases.
-- Jackson: 16
cases (15 on Tuesday). One active case.
-- Pine: nine
cases, none of them active.
-- Portage: 504
cases (503 on Tuesday).
-- Center: 388
cases (unchanged from Tuesday).
-- Washington: 72
cases (71 on Tuesday).
-- Union: 72 cases
(71 on Tuesday).