The Porter County
Health Department was reporting four new COVID-19 cases over the last 24
hours (four new cases on Monday), to bring the total so far to 769, up from
765 on Monday.
Those eight new
cases over the last 48 hours (four today and four on Monday) appear to
indicate an ease in the surge of the last two weeks. Since June 26, the
average number of new cases per any 48-hour period was 18. And the average
number of new cases per day was nine.
Three of those four
new cases reported today were in the younger demographics: one in the 0-19
group; two in the 20-29.
hospitalizations also halved over the last 24 hours: to two, from four on
Monday. Recoveries remain unchanged since Monday: 582.
deaths were reported today by the Health Department, and none has been
reported since June 22. Thirty-seven Porter County residents so far have
died of COVID-19.
To date, 101 cases
of COVID-19 have been reported in Porter County’s long-term care facilities,
26 patients have died, no one is currently hospitalized, and 69 have
recovered, all unchanged from Monday.
Duneland cases by
-- Westchester: 59
cases (58 cases on Monday). Eighteen active cases.
-- Liberty: 30
cases (unchanged from Monday). Five active cases.
-- Jackson: three
cases (three on Monday). One active case.
-- Pine: Seven
cases, none active.
-- Portage: 308
cases (306 on Monday).
-- Center: 217
cases (unchanged from Monday).
-- Washington: 56
The Indiana State
Department of Health (ISDH) was reporting this morning 314 new cases of
COVID-19 over the last 24 hours (330 on Monday), to bring total cases so far
to 48,626 up from 48,331 on Monday.
ISDH was also
reporting today an additional 19 deaths over the last 24 hours (an
additional five deaths on Monday), to bring total deaths so far to 2,721, up
from 2,702 on Monday.
Nursing home cases
and deaths to date: 5,581 cases and 1,220 deaths (unchanged from Monday).
Marion County has
the most reported cases, 11,723 (11,682 on Monday); and the most deaths, 689
(684). Lake County has reported 5,212 (5,180) and 244 deaths (242), the
second highest in the state in both categories. LaPorte County has reported
579 cases and 26 deaths (unchanged from Monday).
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 Monday.