The Porter County
Health Department (PCHD) was reporting 83 new COVID-19 cases today (56 new
cases on Monday), to bring the total so far to 3,524, up from 3,441 on
Of those, 54
percent were diagnosed in the younger demographics: eight in the 0-19 (511
total); 16 in the 20-29 (647); 12 in the 30-39 (561 total); and eight in the
40-49 (527 total).
The remaining 46
percent were diagnosed in the older demographics: 16 in the 50-59 (550
total); 17 in the 60-69 (364 total); four in the 70-79 (201 total); and one
in the 80-89 (107 total). Total in 90-and-over: 55.
deaths were reported today. Fifty-four Porter County residents have
succumbed to COVID-19.
Meanwhile, two new
COVID-19 cases Meanwhile, two new COVID-19 cases have been identified in
Porter County long-term care facilities, to bring the total to 196, up from
194 on Monday. Of those, one patient is currently hospitalized, 89 have
recovered, and 34 have died. As of this morning, there were 73 active cases
in Porter County LTCFs, up from 71 on Monday.
patients are currently hospitalized, unchanged from Monday. After
subtracting 2,785 recoveries and 54 deaths, active COVID-19 cases in Porter
County totaled 685 today, up from 602 on Monday.
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
unique-individual positivity rate.
-- New cases per
100,000 residents as of Sunday: 344 (312 on Monday): the highest per-100,000
average since the pandemic began.
Unique-individual positivity rate as of Oct. 19: 14.7 percent (13.9 percent
on Monday). Note: the positivity rate lags up to eight days due to Indiana
State Department of Health reporting methods.
Duneland Cases by
-- Westchester: 433
cases (426 on Monday). Eighty-nine active cases.
-- Liberty: 215
cases (214 on Monday). Forty-two active cases.
-- Jackson: 66
cases (65 on Monday). Twelve active cases.
-- Pine: 14 cases
(14 on Monday). Two active cases.
-- Portage: 1,152
cases (1,139 on Monday). 185 active cases.
-- Center: 981 (941
on Monday). 226 active cases.
-- Washington: 138
cases (135 on Monday). Eighteen active cases.
-- Union: 185 cases
(183 on Monday). Twenty-nine active cases.