The Porter County
Health Department was reporting this morning two new deaths from COVID-19,
bringing the total in the county to five.
Both victims were
Dunelanders, a Westchester Township resident and a Liberty Township
resident, both in the 80-89 demographic.
Two of the previous
three deaths were in the 50-59 demographic; both were residents of Portage
Township. The other death was that of a Center Township man in the 70-79
Department is not identifying victims or how it is believed they caught the
Only one new case
of COVID-19 has been diagnosed in Porter County since Tuesday, bringing the
total number of cases to 199 (198 on Tuesday).
Eleven patients are
currently hospitalized (12 on Tuesday); while recoveries rose sharply to 87
Total active cases
in Porter County today, after subtracting recoveries and deaths: 107 (126 on
tests conducted in Porter County as of Tuesday, according to the Indiana
State Department of Health: 1,304 (1,216 on Monday).
Duneland cases by
-- Westchester: 14
cases (14 on Tuesday), one death (none), two hospitalizations (three), nine
recoveries (six). Four active cases.
-- Liberty: 12
cases (12 on Tuesday), one death (none), no hospitalizations (one), seven
recoveries (five). Four active cases.
-- Jackson: one
case, no hospitalization. One active case.
-- Pine: one case,
no hospitalization. One active case.
The hardest hit
Township: 81 cases (81 on Tuesday), two deaths (two), six hospitalizations
(5), and 40 recoveries (28).
-- Washington, 37
cases (37 on Tuesday), no hospitalizations (zero), and one recovery (one).
These 37 cases include the 33 patients at Porter County Jail.
-- Center: 28 cases
(28 on Tuesday), one death (one), three hospitalizations (three), and 15