The Porter County
Health Department is reporting this morning a total of 47 positive cases of
COVID-19 in the county, up from 42 on Thursday.
“Some of the
reported positives are receiving treatment in a healthcare facility and the
remainder are self-isolating at home,” the Health Department said. “The
individuals who are self-isolating at home are being contacted twice a day
by staff at the Porter County Health Department to closely monitor their
condition for any deterioration. Due to privacy laws, no additional
information about the individuals will be released.”
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.”
Department noted that its numbers are “real time,” while the number reported
by the Indiana State Department of Health usually lag, as it updates its
website only once a day, usually in the evening.
Tribune has requested but not received from the Health Department the
breakdowns of confirmed cases of COVID-19.
-- The number
of cases believed to be related, for example, transmissions from family
member to family member or from work colleague to work colleage.
of cases associated with a specific location, for example, a church, a bar
or restaurant, a place of business, a grocery, or an apartment building.
demographics of the cases, that is, do older persons or those with
pre-existing conditions represent the majority of the cases?
-- The number
of patients actually hospitalized; and of those, the number in intensive