The week ending
Saturday, July 25, saw the single highest seven-day total of new COVID-19
cases since the pandemic began: 121, the Porter County Health Department was
Those 121 new cases
exceed by 22 percent the previous record high: 99, reported in the week
ending July 11. Last week’s spike also cut short the previous week’s drop,
when the 99 new cases reported in the week ending July 11 fell to 78 cases
in the week ending July 18.
Health Department was reporting 58 new cases over the last 72 hours (18 new
cases on Friday), to bring the total so far to 1,080, up from 1,022 on
Department reported 30 new cases on Saturday, tying a one-day record set on
May 22; 13 on Sunday; and 15 today.
Of those 58 new
cases, 45--or 78 percent--were diagnosed among the younger demographics: 21
in the 0-19 (106 total); 10 in the 20-29 (211 total); six in the 30-39 (170
total); and eight in the 40-49 (174 total).
To date, COVID-19
has been diagnosed in 106 children or teens in Porter County, or 9.1 percent
of all cases (8.3 percent of all cases on Friday).
patients are currently hospitalized, up from three on Friday; and 872 have
recovered, unchanged from Friday. Total active cases right now in Porter
County: 168, up from 111 on Friday.
Also last week: the
Health Department reported the first additional COVID-19 death since July 8:
a Center Township resident in the 70-79 demographic, to bring total deaths
so far to 40. That person was not a resident of a long-term care facility.
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 Friday.
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: 88
cases (80 on Friday). Thirteen active cases.
-- Liberty: 53
cases (49 on Friday). Thirteen active cases.
-- Jackson: 12
cases (seven on Friday). Six active cases.
-- Pine: eight
cases (unchanged from Friday). One active case.
-- Portage: 400
cases (386 on Friday).
-- Center: 303
cases (282 on Friday).
-- Washington: 69
cases (68 on Friday).
-- Union: 54 cases
(51 on Friday).