The Porter County
Health Department was reporting this morning two additional deaths from
COVID-19 in the county.
Both were Portage
Township residents: one was in the 50-59 demographic; the other in the
To date 10 Porter
County residents have died of COVID-19. Of the previous eight, four were
Dunelanders: three from Westchester Township, two in the 80-89 demographic,
one in the 50-59; and a Liberty Township resident in the 80-89. Three were
also Portage Township residents: one in the 70-79 and two in the 50-59. One
was a Center Township resident in the 70-79.
Six of the 10
victims were men. Four were women.
Department also reported this morning five new cases of COVID-19 over the
last 24 hours, to bring the total in the county to 290, up from 285 on
Those five new
cases represent a modest 1.8 percent increase over the last 24 hours.
are currently hospitalized, compared to 14 on Tuesday; while 170 have
recovered, the same number as on Tuesday.
Total active cases
in Porter County, after subtracting recoveries and deaths: 110, compared to
107 on Tuesday.
Although the 10
deaths to date have all been in the older demographics--50-59 and
above--slightly more than half of all 290 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Porter
are in the younger demographics: 154 of them, or 53 percent. Of those, seven
cases are in the 0-19 demographic; 40 in the 20-29; 55 in the 30-39; and 52
in the 40-49.
tests conducted in Porter County as of Tuesday, according to the Indiana
State Department of Health: 2,028, up from 1,986, an increase of 2.1 percent
over the previous 24 hours.
Duneland cases by
-- Westchester: 25
cases (24 on Tuesday), three deaths (three), two hospitalizations (two), 14
recoveries (14). Eight active cases.
-- Liberty: 14
cases (12 on Tuesday), one death (one), no hospitalizations (none), nine
recoveries (nine). Four active cases.
-- Jackson: one
case, one recovery. No active cases.
-- Pine: one case,
one recovery. No active cases.
Other hard hit
Township: 124 cases (121 on Tuesday), five deaths (three), five
hospitalizations (six), and 77 recoveries (77).
-- Center: 44
cases, one death, four hospitalizations, and 29 recoveries (unchanged from
-- Washington: 43
cases, one hospitalization, and 14 recoveries (unchanged from Tuesday).
These 42 cases include the 40 patients at Porter County Jail.
-- Union: 16 cases,
one hospitalization, and 11 recoveries (unchanged from Tuesday)