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Porter County reports 38 new cases on Monday

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The Porter County Health Department reported after deadline on Monday 38 new COVID-19 cases (47 new cases on Sunday), to bring the total as of Monday to 2,635, up from 2,597 on Sunday.

Of those 38 new cases reported on Monday, 18--or 47 percent--were diagnosed in the younger demographics: three in the 0-19 (386 total); four in the 20-29 (503 total); six in the 30-39 (419 total); and five in the 40-49 (396 total).

As of deadline today, PCHD had not updated its dashboard.

As of Monday, 386 cases have been diagnosed in children or teens, or 14.6 percent of all cases (14.7 percent on Sunday). On July 7, only 39 children or teens had been diagnosed of the 765 total cases at the time: or 5.1 percent.

Of the 38 cases reported on Monday, 20--or 53 percent--were diagnosed in the older demographics (27 percent on Sunday): 11 in the 50-59 (406 total); five in the 60-69 (259 total); three in the 70-79 (159 total); and one in the 90-and-over (37). Total in the 80-89: 70.

Meanwhile, one patient was hospitalized on Monday, unchanged from Sunday. Total active cases in Porter County, after subtracting 2,278 total recoveries and 49 total deaths: 308, down from 430 on Sunday.

A total of 119 COVID-19 cases were reported on Monday in Porter County long-term care facilities, unchanged from Sunday. Of those 119, 31 have died, 88 have recovered, and none is currently hospitalized. As of today, there were no active cases in the county’s long-term care facilities, unchanged from Sunday.

No additional COVID-19 deaths were reported on Monday. As of Monday, 49 Porter County residents have succumbed to COVID-19.

Other Indicators

PCHD recently introduced other indicators on its COVID-19 dashboard: a seven-day rolling average of new cases per 100,000 residents; and a seven-day rolling average positivity rate.

-- New cases per 100,000 residents as of Monday: 147 (147 on Sunday), the single highest per-100,000 average since the pandemic began.

-- Positivity rate as of Oct. 4: 10.6 percent, the highest seven-day rolling average since PCHD began tracking it on June 1. Note: the positivity rate lags up to eight days due to Indiana State Department of Health reporting methods.

Duneland Cases by Township:

-- Westchester: 318 cases (316 on Sunday). Thirty-four active cases.

-- Liberty: 163 cases (159 on Sunday). Eighteen active cases.

-- Jackson: 51 cases (unchanged from Sunday). Four active cases.

-- Pine: 12 cases (unchanged from Sunday). No active cases.



Posted 10/13/2020




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