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Nine COVID19 cases in Porter County

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The Porter County Health Department is reporting a total of nine positive COVID-19 cases in the county.

“Some of the reported positives are receiving treatment in a healthcare facility and the remainder are self-isolating at home,” the Health Department said in statement released just before deadline today.

Reported positive cases appear to be increasing quickly. On Wednesday morning the Health Department reported a total of two cases in Porter County; then, on Wednesday afternoon after deadline, it reported a total of four.

Those patients self-isolating at home are being contacted twice daily by Health Department staff to monitor for any deterioration in their condition. Citing privacy laws, the Health Department is releasing no further information on the patients.

“The Health Department thoroughly investigates each case, tracking down not only close contacts but any contact by finding out where the individual was when symptoms started as well as who they were with,” the Health Department said. “Health Department staff has had extensive training in communicable disease investigation as well as ample resources provided by the state.”

Meanwhile, also this morning, Franciscan Health Michigan City is confirming its first in-patient case of COVID-19. No other details about this case were available.


Posted 3/26/2020




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