The Porter County
Health Department was reporting this morning only five new cases of COVID-19
over the last 24 hours (33 new cases on Thursday), to bring the total so far
to 1,150, up from 1,145 on Thursday.
Those five new
cases represent the lowest single-day total in 10 days and the second lowest
single-day total all month (five new cases on July 20; and four new cases on
July 6 and July 7), just one day after the Health Department reported the
highest single-day total since the pandemic began: 33.
All of those five
new cases were diagnosed among the younger demographics: two in the 0-19
(126 total); and three in the 20-29 (232 total). The other younger
demographics: 30-39 (176 total); and 40-49 (189 total).
Three of the five
cases are also in Duneland.
To date, COVID-19
has been diagnosed in 126 children or teens in Porter County, or 10.9
percent of all cases (10.8 percent of all cases on Thursday). When the
Chesterton Tribune first began tracking COVID-19 cases in the younger
demographics, on June 30, the 0-19 group accounted for 37 of the 715 total
cases at the time, or 5.2 percent.
patients are currently hospitalized, while 931 have recovered, both
unchanged from Thursday. The Health Department announced today that it will
be updating recoveries only once a week. Total active cases right now In
Porter County: 173.
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 74 have recovered, all
unchanged from Thursday.
For the record,
according to the Health Department:
-- Positive cases
are the number of individuals who get tested and have a positive test
result. If an individual has multiple tests and receives multiple positive
test results, it only counts as one positive case.
antibody tests are not reported as positive cases.
Duneland cases by
-- Westchester: 103
cases (102 on Thursday). Twenty-six active cases.
-- Liberty: 59
cases (58 on Thursday). Thirteen active cases.
-- Jackson: 15
cases (14 on Thursday). Eight active cases.
-- Pine: eight
cases (unchanged from Thursday). One active case.
-- Portage: 420
cases (419 on Thursday).
-- Center: 323
cases (322 on Thursday).
-- Washington: 69
cases (unchanged from Thursday.
-- Union: 55 cases
(unchanged from Thursday).
The Indiana State
Department of Health (ISDH) was reporting this morning 912 new cases of
COVID-19 over the last 24 hours (970 new cases on Thursday), to bring the
total so far to 66,154, up from 65,253 on Thursday.
ISDH was also
reporting 19 additional COVID-19 deaths over the last 24 hours (14
additional deaths on Thursday), to bring the total to date to 2,971, up from
Meanwhile, ISDH has
stopped reporting total cases and total deaths in nursing homes.
Marion County has
the most reported cases, 14,432 (14,270 on Thursday); and the most deaths,
718 (717). Lake County has reported 6,935 cases (6,878) and 267deaths (266),
the second highest in the state in both categories. LaPorte County has
reported 800 cases and 29 deaths (787 and 29).
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 200 presumptive deaths was reported today, unchanged from Thursday.