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New virus cases slow here so far this week

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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.

Current hospitalizations also halved over the last 24 hours: to two, from four on Monday. Recoveries remain unchanged since Monday: 582.

No additional 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 township:

-- 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.

Other townships:

-- Portage: 308 cases (306 on Monday).

-- Center: 217 cases (unchanged from Monday).

-- Washington: 56 (unchanged).

Statewide: New cases nearing 49000

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.


Posted 7/7/2020





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