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Total Porter County C19 cases top 1000

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The Porter County Health Department was reporting this morning 19 new COVID-19 cases over the last 24 hours (14 new cases on Wednesday), to bring the total so far to 1,004, up from 985 on Wednesday.

Of those 19 new cases, 11--or 58 percent--were diagnosed among the younger demographics: one in the 0-19 (84 total); three in the 20-29 (197 total); three in the 30-39 (160 total); and four in the 40-49 (162 total).

To date, COVID-19 has been diagnosed in 84 children or teens in Porter County, or 8.4 percent of all cases.

Meanwhile, two patients are currently hospitalized, unchanged from Wednesday; and 872 have recovered, up from 828 on Wednesday. Total active cases right now In Porter County: 93, down from 118 on Wednesday.

No additional deaths were reported today. So far a total of 39 patients have died of COVID-19 in Porter County.

As the Chesterton Tribune has been reporting, the surge in newcases over the previous five weeks has not been accompanied by increased hospitalizations or deaths.

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 74 have recovered, all unchanged from Wednesday.

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: 79 cases (78 on Wednesday). Four active cases.

-- Liberty: 48 cases (unchanged from Wednesday). Eight active cases.

-- Jackson: six cases, none of them active.

-- Pine: Seven cases, none of them active.

Other Townships

-- Portage: 379 cases (374 on Wednesday).

-- Center: 277 cases (272 on Wednesday).

-- Washington: 68 cases (65 on Wednesday).

-- Union: 51 cases (47 on Wednesday).


Posted 7/23/2020




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