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Single day virus record set on Saturday here

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The Porter County Health Department reported a single-day record of new COVID-19 cases on Saturday: 36.

The previous single-day record of 33 was set on July 30.

For the week ending Saturday, Aug. 29, the Health Department reported a total of 130 new cases, the third highest number of new cases since the pandemic began (140 new cases in the week ending Saturday, Aug. 15; 138 new cases in the week ending Saturday, Aug. 8) and an 18 percent increase over the 117 cases reported for the previous week, ending Saturday, Aug. 22. For the entire month of August the Health Department reported 570 cases, or 33 percent of all cases reported since the pandemic began.

The Health Department was reporting 63 new COVID-19 cases over the last 72 hours (16 new cases on Friday), to bring the total so far to 1,729, up from 1,666 on Friday.

The Health Department reported 36 new cases on Saturday; 13 on Sunday; and 14 today.

Of those 63 new cases, 49--or 78 percent--were diagnosed among the younger demographics: 14 in the 0-19 (239 total); 14 in the 20-29 (345 total); 12 in the 30-39 (261); and nine in the 40-49 (269 total).

Eight patients are currently hospitalized, unchanged from Friday; while 1,561 have recovered, up from 1,400 on Friday. Total active cases in Porter County: 125, down from 223 on Friday.

The Health Department reported no additional deaths today. To date 43 Porter County residents have succumbed to COVID-19.

A total of 110 cases have been reported so far in long-term care facilities in Porter County, up from 108 on Friday. Two of those patients are currently hospitalized, 74 have recovered, and 27 have died. 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 11 days, however, nine new cases have been diagnosed.

To date, 239 cases have been diagnosed in children or teens, or 13.8 percent of all cases (13.5 percent on Friday). On July 7, only 39 children or teens had been diagnosed of the 765 total cases at the time: or 5.1 percent.

The Health Department reported no additional deaths today. To date 43 Porter County residents have succumbed to COVID-19.

For the record, according to the Health Department.

-- 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.

-- Positive antibody tests are not reported as positive cases.

Duneland cases by township:

-- Westchester: 182 cases (171 on Friday). Twenty-two active cases.

-- Liberty: 87 cases (84 on Friday). Three active cases.

-- Jackson: 24 cases (22 on Friday). Four active cases.

-- Pine: 11 cases (unchanged from Friday). One active case.

Other Townships

-- Portage: 620 cases (601 on Friday). Thirty-one active cases.

-- Center: 484 cases (468 on Friday). Thirty-six active cases. Center Township’s total includes Valparaiso University students.

-- Washington: 79 cases (unchanged from Friday). One active case. Washington Township’s total includes Porter County Jail inmates.

-- Union: 93 cases (89 on Friday). Eleven active cases.

Statewide cases near 100,000

The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) was reporting this morning 2,917 new cases of COVID-19 over the last 72 hours (872 new cases on Friday), to bring the total so far to 94,196, up from 91,313 on Friday.

ISDH was also reporting 19 additional COVID-19 deaths over the last 72 hours (11 additional deaths on Friday), to bring the total to date to 3,307, up from 3,288 on Friday.

Marion County has reported the most cases of any county in the state, 18,466 (18,087 on Friday); and the most deaths, 748 (746). Lake County has reported 9,143 cases (8,945) and 296 deaths (294), the second highest in the state in both categories. LaPorte County has reported 1,185 cases and 31 deaths (1,154 and 31).

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 Friday.

 

Posted 8/31/2020

 

 

 
 
 
 

 

 

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