The week ending
Saturday, July 11, saw the highest absolute number of new COVID-19 cases
since the pandemic began in March, the Porter County Health Department was
reporting this morning.
A total of 99 new
COVID-19 cases was diagnosed in the county in the seven days between Sunday,
July 5, and Saturday, July 11. The previous high was 80 in the week ending
More: for four
weeks, since the seven-day period ending Saturday, June 13, the number of
new cases has been rising steadily: 35 new cases were reported for the week
ending Saturday, June 20; 51 cases for the following week; 69 in the week
after that; and 99 last week.
None of those 99
new cases has resulted in hospitalization, however. Two patients were
currently hospitalized today, and that number has remained unchanged since
Tuesday, July 7. Nor have any additional COVID-19 deaths been reported since
Wednesday, July 8. Twenty-five patients have recovered since Friday, to
bring the total to date to 706.
Of last week's 99
new cases, 81--or fully 81 percent--were diagnosed among the younger
Over the Weekend
Over the last 72
hours, the Health Department was reporting 46 new cases (22 new cases on
Friday), to bring the total so far to 876, up from 830 on Friday.
Department reported 23 new cases on Saturday; 13 on Sunday; and 10 today.
Of those 46 new
cases since Friday, 35--or 76 percent--were diagnosed among the younger
demographics: eight in the 0-19 group (60 total); 13 in the 20-29 (174
total); nine in the 30-39 (140 total); and five in the 40-49 (140 total).
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 73 have recovered, all
unchanged from Friday.
Duneland cases by
-- Westchester: 66
cases (64 cases on Friday). Fourteen active cases.
-- Liberty: 40
cases (37 on Friday). Eleven active cases.
-- Jackson: four
cases (unchanged from Friday). Two active cases.
-- Pine: Seven
cases, none of them active.
-- Portage: 336
cases (327 on Friday).
-- Center: 245
cases (230 on Friday).
-- Washington: 58
cases (57 on Friday).
-- Union: 40 cases
(36 on Friday).