The Porter County
Health Department was reporting this morning the first two deaths from
COVID-19 in the county.
The first death was
reported on Saturday, the second on Sunday. Both deaths were in Portage
As of 9:45 a.m.
today, 117 cases of COVID-19 have been reported to the Health Department, up
from 92 on Friday, a 27-percent increase over the last 72 hours.
Eleven patients are
currently hospitalized. A total of 28 recoveries has been reported.
Duneland cases by
-- Westchester: 11
cases, one hospitalization, three recoveries (10, one, and three on Friday).
-- Liberty: eight
cases, two hospitalizations, three recoveries (six, two, and three on
-- Jackson: one
case, no hospitalizations, no recoveries (none, none, and none on Friday).
-- Pine: no cases.
Township--with 54 cases, five hospitalizations, 10 recoveries, and two
deaths (45, five, and 10 on Friday)--remains the hardest hit in Porter
County; followed by Center, with 22 cases, two hospitalizations, and five
recoveries (16, two, and five on Friday; then Westchester; then Union, with
seven cases, no hospitalizations, and five recoveries (seven, none, and five
with the most cases remains the 50-59 age group, with approximately 30;
followed by 40-49, 30-39, and 60-69. The Health Department also reported
today the first cases in the 80-89 group, the 90 and over group, and the
outnumber male patients 62 to 55.