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New Porter County virus cases total 13

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The Porter County Health Department was reporting 13 new COVID-19 cases over the last 24 hours (eight new cases on Wednesday), to bring the total so far to 912, up from 899 on Wednesday.

Of those 13 new cases, 10--or 78 percent--were diagnosed among the younger demographics: two in the 0-19 (66 total); three in the 20-29 (180 total); two in the 30-39 (144 total); and three in the 40-49 (149 total).

Three patients are currently hospitalized and 706 have recovered, both unchanged from Wednesday.

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 Wednesday.

Duneland cases by township:

-- Westchester: 75 cases (74 on Wednesday). Twenty-one active cases.

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

-- Jackson: six cases (five on Wednesday). Four active cases.

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

Other Townships

-- Portage: 347 cases (341 on Wednesday).

-- Center: 253 cases (250 on Wednesday).

-- Washington: 61 cases (60 on Wednesday).

-- Union: 44 cases (43 on Wednesday).

Statewide: 735 new cases

The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) was reporting this morning 735 new cases of COVID-19 over the last 24 hours (700 new cases on Wednesday), to bring the total so far to 54,080, up from 53,370 on Wednesday.

ISDH was also reporting 10 additional COVID-19 deaths (10 additional deaths on Wednesday), to bring the total to date to 2,799, up from 2,789 on Wednesday. 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 Wednesday).

Marion County has the most reported cases, 12,361 (12,276 on Wednesday); and the most deaths, 701 (699). Lake County has reported 5,919 cases (5,831) and 252 deaths (252), the second highest in the state in both categories. LaPorte County has reported 658 cases and 28 deaths (648 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 Wednesday.



Posted 7/16/2020




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