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Only five new virus cases in Porter County

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The Porter County Health Department was reporting only five new COVID-19 cases over the last 24 hours (17 new cases on Monday), to bring the total so far to 1,955, up from 1,950 on Monday.

Of those five new cases, two--or 40 percent--were diagnosed in the younger demographics: one in the 20-29 (392 total); and one in the 40-49 (302 total). Total 0-19: 287. Total 30-39: 292; nine in the 9-19 (287 total); 14 in the 20-29 (391 total); nine in the 30-39 (293 total); and 11 in the 40-49 (301 total).

To date, 287 cases have been diagnosed in children or teens, or 14.7 percent of all cases (14.7 percent on Monday). On July 7, only 39 children or teens had been diagnosed of the 765 total cases at the time: or 5.1 percent.

Meanwhile, seven patients are currently hospitalized, up from six on Monday. Total active cases in Porter County: 156, down from 151 on Monday.

To date, 119 COVID-19 cases have been reported in Porter County’s long-term care facilities, unchanged from Monday. Of those 119, one is currently hospitalized, 29 have died, and 81 have recovered. As of today, there were nine active COVID-19 cases in the county’s long-term care facilities.

No additional deaths from COVID-19 were reported this morning. To date, 45 Porter County residents have succumbed to COVID-19.

State reports 758 new cases and 21 deaths

The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) was reporting this morning 758 new cases of COVID-19 over the last 24 hours (755 new cases on Monday), to bring the total so far to 107,229, up from 106,540 on Monday.

ISDH was also reporting 21 additional COVID-19 deaths over the last 24 hours, to bring the total to date to 3,474, up from 3,453 on Monday.

Marion County was reporting today 20,196 cases (20,147 on Monday) and 755 deaths (756), the most in the state in both categories. Lake County was reporting 9,939 cases (9,902) and 309 deaths (308), the second most in the state in both categories. LaPorte County was reporting 1,324 cases (1,328) and 37 deaths (37).

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 225 presumptive deaths was reported today, up from 224 on Monday.

 

 

Posted 9/15/2/20

 
 
 
 

 

 

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