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Ten new C19 cases in Porter County

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The Porter County Health Department was reporting this morning 10 new COVID-19 cases over the last 24 hours (five new cases on Wednesday), to bring the total so far to 1,874, up from 1,864 on Wednesday.

Of those 10 new cases, seven--or 70 percent--were diagnosed among the younger demographics: three in the 9-19 (271 total); three in the 20-29 (376 total) and one in the 30-39 (280 total). Total in the 40-49: 288.

To date, 271 cases have been diagnosed in children or teens, or 14.5 percent of all cases (14.4 percent on Wednesday). On July 7, only 39 children or teens had been diagnosed of the 765 total cases at the time: or 5.1 percent.

A total of 116 cases has been reported in Porter County's long-term care facilities, unchanged from Wednesday. Of those 116 cases, one is currently hospitalized, 29 have died, and 81 have recovered, also unchanged from Wednesday.

Meanwhile, five patients are currently hospitalized, unchanged from Wednesday. Total active cases in Porter County: 147, up from 137 on Wednesday.

No additional deaths from COVID-19 were reported this morning. To date, 45 Porter County residents have succumbed to COVID-19.

Duneland cases by township:

-- Westchester: 203 cases (202 on Wednesday). Twenty-one active cases.

-- Liberty: 100 cases (99 on Wednesday). Thirteen active cases.

-- Jackson: 29 cases (28 on Wednesday). Five active cases.

-- Pine: 11 cases (unchanged from Wednesday). No active cases.

Other townships:

-- Portage: 654 cases (652 on Wednesday). Thirty active cases.

-- Center: 525 cases (523 on Wednesday). Forty active cases. Center Township's total includes Valparaiso University students.

-- Washington: 89 cases (unchanged from Wednesday). Ten active cases. Washington Township's total includes Porter County Jail inmates.

-- Union: 101 cases (unchanged from Wednesday). Ten active cases.


Posted 9/10/2020





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