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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 (18 new cases on Monday), to bring the total so far to 2,087, up from 2,077 on Monday.

Of those 10 new cases, eight--or 80 percent--were diagnosed in the younger demographics: four in the 0-19 (314 total); three in the 30-39 (317 total); and one in the 40-49 (315 total) Total 20-29: 409.

To date, 314 cases have been diagnosed in children or teens, or 15.0 percent of all cases (15 percent on Monday). On July 7, only 39 children or teens had been diagnosed of the 765 total cases at the time: or 5.1 percent.

No additional deaths were reported today. To date, 48 Porter County residents have succumbed to COVID-19.

Meanwhile, five patients are currently hospitalized, up from four on Monday. Total active cases in Porter County: 192, up from 182 on Monday.

To date, 119 COVID-19 cases have been reported in Porter County’s long-term care facilities, unchanged from Monday. Of those 119, 30 have died, 86 have recovered, and none is hospitalized, unchanged from Monday. As of today, there were three active COVID-19 cases in the county’s long-term care facilities.

Duneland cases by township:

-- Westchester: 237 cases (unchanged from Monday). Thirty active cases.

-- Liberty: 119 cases (unchanged from Monday). Fourteen active cases.

-- Jackson: 39 cases (36 on Monday). Ten active cases.

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

Other townships:

-- Portage: 715 cases (714 on Monday). Fifty-seven active cases.

-- Center: 571 cases (568 on Monday). Thirty-nine active cases. Center Township’s total includes Valparaiso University students.

-- Washington: 95 cases (94 on Monday). Six active cases. Washington Township’s total includes Porter County Jail inmates.

-- Union: 115 cases (113 on Monday). Fifteen active cases.

Statewide: 652 new cases

The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) was reporting this morning 652 new COVID-19 cases over the last 24 hours (535 new cases on Monday), to bring the total so far to 112,626, up from 112,027 on Monday.

ISDH was also reporting nine additional COVID-19 deaths over the last 24 hours (seven additional deaths on Monday), to bring the total to date to 3,531, up from 3,522 on Monday.

Marion County was reporting today 20,832 cases (20,746 on Monday) and 759 deaths (758), the most in the state in both categories. Lake County was reporting 10,292 cases (10,264) and 318 deaths (318), the second most in the state in both categories. LaPorte County was reporting 1,377 cases (1,372) and 39 deaths (37).

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 225 presumptive deaths was reported today, unchanged from Monday.



Posted 9/22/2020





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