The Porter County
Health Department was reporting this morning nine new COVID-19 cases over
the last 24 hours (six new cases on Wednesday), to bring the total so far to
730, up from 721 on Wednesday.
Over the last eight
days--Thursday, June 25, through today--the Health Department has reported
80 new cases, an increase of 12 percent.
Of the nine new
cases reported today, seven are in the younger demographics: one in 0-19 (38
total); five in 20-29 (129 total); and one in 40-49 (123 total). Total in
30-39: 113. Fifty-five percent of all COVID-19 cases reported in Porter
County to date are in demographics younger than 50-59.
Four patients are
currently hospitalized, while 582 have recovered, both unchanged from
As of Tuesday, the
Indiana State Department of Health was reporting 9,587 COVID-19 tests in
Porter County, with a positivity rate of 7.1 percent, which compares
favorably to the state’s own positivity rate of 9.5 percent. The lower the
positivity rate, the more extensive a community’s testing program is. It’s
important to note that the 80 new COVID-19 cases in Porter County over the
last seven days have not been accompanied by any significant increase in
hospitalizations. Although hospitalizations rose on Tuesday to four, for the
last week the number had been steady at two.
deaths were reported today. 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 Wednesday.
Duneland cases by
-- Westchester: 53
cases (52 on Wednesday). Twelve active cases.
-- Liberty: 27
cases (unchanged from Wednesday). Two active cases.
-- Jackson: Two
cases, neither active.
-- Pine: Seven
cases, none of them active.
-- Portage: 291
cases (287 on Wednesday).
-- Center: 208
cases (207 on Wednesday).
-- Washington: 56
cases (unchanged from Wednesday).
-- Union: 35 cases
(33 on Wednesday).
The Indiana State
Department of Health (ISDH) was reporting this morning 453 new cases of
COVID-19 over the last 24 hours (371 new cases on Wednesday), to bring total
cases so far to 46,387, up from 45,952 on Wednesday.
ISDH was also
reporting today an additional 13 deaths over the last 24 hours (an
additional 10 deaths on Wednesday), to bring total deaths so far to 2,665,
up from 2,652 on Wednesday.
Nursing home cases
and deaths to date: 5,342 cases and 1,166 deaths (unchanged from Wednesday).
Marion County has
the most reported cases, 11,434 (11,387 on Wednesday); and the most deaths,
680 (679). Lake County has reported 4,985 cases (4,872) and 241 deaths
(240), the second highest in the state in both categories. LaPorte County
has reported 541 cases and 25 deaths (539 and 25).
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, re-calculated down from 194 on