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New Porter County C19 cases total 23 in 2 days

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The Porter County Health Department was reporting 23 new COVID-19 cases over the last 48 hours (10 new cases on Monday), to bring the total so far to 899, up from 876 on Monday.

The Health Department reported 15 new cases on Tuesday; and eight new ones today.

Of those 23 new cases, 15--or 65 percent--were diagnosed among the younger age groups: four in the 0-19 (64 total); three in the 20-29 (177 total); two in the 30-39 (142 total); and six in the 40-49 (146 total).

Three patients are currently hospitalized, up from two on Monday.

706 have recovered and 39 have died, unchanged from Monday.

Duneland cases by township:

-- Westchester: 74 cases (66 on Monday). Twenty active cases.

-- Liberty: 40 cases (unchanged from Monday). Eleven active cases.

-- Jackson: five cases (four on Monday). Three active cases.

-- Pine: Seven cases, none of them active.

Other Townships

-- Portage: 341 cases (336 on Monday).

-- Center: 250 cases (245 on Monday).

-- Washington: 56 cases (58 on Monday).

-- Union: 43 cases (40 on Monday).

To date, 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 73 have recovered, all unchanged from Monday.

Statewide: 700 new cases

The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) was reporting this morning 700 new cases of COVID-19 over the last 24 hours (662 new cases on Tuesday), to bring the total so far to 53,370, up from 52,685 on Tuesday.

ISDH was also reporting 10 additional COVID-19 deaths (13 additional deaths on Tuesday), to bring the total to date to 2,789, up from 2,779 on Tuesday. Although new cases in Indiana are currently surging, there has been no accompanying spike in deaths.

Nursing home cases and deaths to date: 5,695 cases and 1,245 deaths (unchanged from Tuesday).

Marion County has the most reported cases, 12,276 (12,192 on Tuesday); and the most deaths, 699 (697). Lake County has reported 5,831 (5,764) and 252 deaths (251), the second highest in the state in both categories. LaPorte County has reported 648 cases and 28 deaths (639 and 28).

The total COVID-19 death count includes both confirmed and presumptive deaths to date. Presumptive deaths are those for which x-ray, scans, and clinical symptoms all point to COVID-19 but for which no positive test is on record. A total of 193 presumptive deaths was reported today, unchanged from Tuesday.


Posted 7/15/2020





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