Three more Porter
County residents have succumbed to COVID-19, the Porter County Health
Department (PCHD) reported after deadline on Thursday, at the end of a
24-period which shattered the one-day record for new cases.
One of the victims
was in the 40-49 demographic, the youngest so far to die of COVID-19 in
Porter County. One was in the 50-59; the third in the 80-89.
Two of the victims
were living in a long-term care facility. One victim was a Porter Township
resident; one a Portage Township resident; and one a Center Township
To date, 53 Porter
County residents have died of COVID-19. Eleven of them were Dunelanders:
nine Westchester Township residents and two Liberty Township. Twenty-one
were Portage Township residents; 19 Center Township; one Union Township; and
one Porter Township.
Meanwhile, one day
after PCHD reported 30 new COVID-19 cases in long-term care facilities (LTCFs),
it reported another 10 on Thursday, to bring the total to 165, up from 155
One of those LTCF
patients was hospitalized, unchanged from Wednesday. Of those 165 LTCF
cases, 88 have recovered and 33 have died. As of today, there were 44 active
cases in Porter County LTCFs.
Meanwhile, PCHD was
reporting on Thursday a total of 98 new COVID-19 cases over the previous 24
hours, including the 10 in LTCFs (58 new cases on Wednesday, to bring the
countywide total to 3,111, up 3,013 on Wednesday.
Those 98 new cases
represent a one-day record, breaking the old record of 58 set only the day
before, on Wednesday.
Of those 98 new
cases, 39 percent were diagnosed in the older demographics: 15 were reported
in the 50-59 (487 total); nine in the 60-69 (322 total); eight in the 70-79
(179 total); three in the 80-89 (93 total); and five in the 90-and-over (48
percent were reported in the younger demographics: 14 the 0-19 (452 total);
11 in the 20-29 (570); 23 in the 30-39 (499 total); and 14 in the 40-49 (465
As of Thursday,
four patients were hospitalized, down from seven on Wednesday. After
subtracting 2,465 recoveries and 53 deaths, active COVID-19 cases in Porter
County totaled 593, up from 497 on Wednesday.
introduced other indicators on its COVID-19 dashboard: a seven-day rolling
average of new cases per 100,000 residents; and a seven-day rolling average
unique-individual positivity rate.
-- New cases per
100,000 residents as of Thursday: 223 (190 on Wednesday): the highest
per-100,000 average since the pandemic began.
Unique-individual positivity rate as of Oct. 14: 11.3 percent (11.6 percent
on Oct. 13). Note: the positivity rate lags up to eight days due to Indiana
State Department of Health reporting methods.
Duneland Cases by
-- Westchester: 379
cases (368 on Wednesday). Seventy-five active cases.
-- Liberty: 198
cases (185 on Wednesday). Forty-two active cases.
-- Jackson: 60
cases (57 on Wednesday). Ten active cases.
-- Pine: 12 cases
(unchanged from Wednesday. No active cases.
-- Portage: 1,047
cases (1,009). 184 active cases.
-- Center: 836
cases (816 on Wednesday). 160 active cases.
-- Washington: 127
cases (124 on Wednesday). Twenty-four active cases. Washington Township's
total includes Porter County Jail inmates.
-- Union: 170 cases
(166 on Wednesday). Thirty-two active cases.