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Only one new COVID19 case in Porter County today

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The Porter County Health Department was reporting this morning only one new case of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, to bring the total in the county to 247, up from 246 on Wednesday.

Those 247 cases include only one presumptive case, for which x-rays, scans, and clinical symptoms indicate COVID-19 but for which no positive case is on record.

Fifteen patients are currently hospitalized, unchanged since Wednesday; while 136 have recovered, up from 123 on Wednesday, an increase of 10.5 percent over the last 24 hours.

Eight Porter County residents have died to date of the virus. Four were Dunelanders: three from Westchester Township, two in the 80-89 demographic, one in the 50-59; and a Liberty Township resident in the 80-89. Three were Center Township residents: the most recent and two in the 50-59. One was a Center Township resident in the 70-79. Five were men, three women.

Total active cases in Porter County, after subtracting recoveries and deaths: 103, compared to 115 on Wednesday, a decrease of 10.4 percent over the last 24 hours.

Total COVID-19 tests conducted in Porter County as of Wednesday, according to the Indiana State Department of Health: 1,659, up from 1,649 on Tuesday, an increase of less than 1 percent over previous 24 hours.

Duneland cases by township:

-- Westchester: 20 cases (20 on Wednesday), three deaths (three), two hospitalizations (two), 12 recoveries (11). Five active cases.

-- Liberty: 12 cases, one death, no hospitalizations, eight recoveries (unchanged from Wednesday). Three active cases.

-- Jackson: one case, one recovery. No active cases.

-- Pine: one case, one recovery. No active cases.

Other hard hit townships:

-- Portage Township: 94 cases (94 on Wednesday), three deaths (three), eight hospitalizations (eight), and 58 recoveries (51).

-- Washington: 42 cases, one hospitalization, and 14 recoveries (unchanged from Wednesday.) These 42 cases include the 40 patients at Porter County Jail.

-- Center: 41 cases (40 on Wednesday), one death (one), four hospitalizations (four), and 22 recoveries (20).

-- Union: 15 cases, no hospitalizations, and eight recoveries (unchanged from Wednesday).


Posted 4/30/2020




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