The Porter County
Health Department was reporting this morning 16 new cases of COVID-19 over
the last 24 hours (29 new cases on Thursday), to bring the total so far to
1,666, up from 1,650 on Thursday.
Of those 16 new
cases, nine--or just 56 percent--were diagnosed among the younger
demographics: three in the 0-19 (225 total); two in the 20-29 (331 total);
and four in the 30-39 (249 total). Total 40-49: 260.
According to the
records of the Chesterton Tribune, between July 1 and Aug. 6, fully
406 of the 529 new cases in Porter County were diagnosed in persons under
50: or 77 percent.
However, over the
last 22 days--since Thursday, Aug. 6--that proportion has dropped
precipitously. Of the 400 new cases reported in that period, only 244 were
diagnosed in persons under 50: or 63 percent. That fact would seem to
indicate that the surge of new cases in the younger demographics in July is
spreading into the older and more vulnerable population.
hospitalization was also reported today, to bring the total to eight, up
from seven on Thursday. To date, 1,400 recoveries have been reported,
unchanged from Thursday. Total active cases in Porter County: 223, up from
207 on Thursday.
To date, 108 cases
have been reported in long-term care facilities, two are currently
hospitalized, 72 have recovered, and 27 have died, unchanged from Thursday.
Between June 30 and Aug. 22, the Health Department reported no new COVID-19
cases in long-term care facilities, with total cases in that period
remaining unchanged at 101. Over the last week, though, seven new cases have
To date, 216 cases
have been diagnosed in children or teens, or 13.5 percent of all cases (13.5
percent on Thursday). On July 7, only 39 children or teens had been
diagnosed of the 765 total cases at the time: or 5.1 percent.
Department reported no additional deaths today. To date 43 Porter County
residents have succumbed to COVID-19.
-- 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: 171
cases (170 on Thursday). Thirty-three active cases.
-- Liberty: 84
cases (unchanged from Thursday). Eleven active cases.
-- Jackson: 22
cases (unchanged from Thursday). Four active cases.
-- Pine: 11 cases
(unchanged from Thursday). Two active cases.
-- Portage: 601
cases (598 on Thursday). Sixty-seven active cases.
-- Center: 468
cases (460 on Thursday). Sixty-one active cases. Center Township’s total
includes Valparaiso University students.
-- Washington: 79
cases (unchanged from Thursday). Six active cases. Washington Township’s
total includes Porter County Jail inmates.
-- Union: 89 cases
(87 on Thursday). Fourteen active cases.
The Indiana State
Department of Health (ISDH) was reporting this morning 872 new cases of
COVID-19 over the last 24 hours (1,164 on Thursday), to bring the total so
far to 91,313, up from 90,504 on Thursday.
ISDH was also
reporting 11 additional COVID-19 deaths over the last 24 hours (six
additional deaths on Thursday), to bring the total to date to 3,288, up from
3,277 on Thursday.
Marion County has
reported the most cases of any county in the state, 18,087 (17,976 on
Thursday); and the most deaths, 746 (746). Lake County has reported 8,945
cases (8,872) and 294 deaths (293), the second highest in the state in both
categories. LaPorte County has reported 1,154 cases and 31 deaths (1,140 and
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 219 presumptive deaths was reported today, unchanged from Thursday.