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Porter County reports third COVID19 death

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The Porter County Health Department on Saturday reported a third death in the county attributed to COVID-19.

The patient was a Center Township man in the 70-79 demographic. The previous two deaths were of a man and a woman, both residents of Portage Township, both in the 50-59 demographic.

This morning the Health Department was reporting a total of 191 COVID-19 cases in the county, up from 153 on Friday, an increase of 25 percent over the last 72 hours.

Fourteen patients are currently hospitalized (11 on Friday); while 64 have recovered (64).

Total active cases in Porter County, after subtracting recoveries and deaths: 124 (87 on Friday).

Total COVID-19 tests conducted in Porter County as of Friday, according to the Indiana State Department of Health: 1,216 (1,095 on Thursday).

Duneland cases by township:

-- Westchester: 14Ęcases, three hospitalizations, six recoveries (12, one, and six on Friday). Eight active cases.

-- Liberty: 11 cases, two hospitalizations, four recoveries (nine, two, and four). Seven active cases.

-- Jackson: one case, no hospitalization, no recovery (unchanged). One active case.

-- Pine: one case, no hospitalization, no recovery (unchanged). One active case.

Portage Township--with 79 cases, five hospitalizations, and 27 recoveries (70, five, and 27 on Friday)--remains the hardest hit in the county; followed by Washington, with 36 cases, no hospitalizations, and one recovery (these 36 cases include the 15 patients at Porter County Jail); then Center, with 27 cases, three hospitalizations, and 12 recoveries (25, two, and 10); then Westchester; then Union, with 10 cases, no hospitalizations, and seven recoveries (seven, none, and six).

The demographic with the most cases remains the 50-59 age group, with nearly 50; then 40-49 and 30-39, with more than 20; then 60-69, 70-79, and 20-29, with nearly 20.

Male patients now outnumber female, 98 to 93.


Posted 4/20/2020





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