The Porter County
Health Department was reporting this morning 22 new COVID-19 cases over the
last 72 hours (14 new cases on Friday), to bring the total so far to 948, up
from 926 on Friday.
Department reported five new cases on Saturday; seven on Sunday; and 10
Of those 22 new
cases, 15--or 68 percent--were diagnosed among the younger demographics:
four in the 0-19 (74 total); five in the 20-29 (187 total); two in the 30-39
(150 total); and four in the 40-49 (154 total).
To date, COVID-19
has been diagnosed in 74 children or teens in Porter County, or 7.8 percent
of all cases.
patients are currently hospitalized and 757 have recovered, unchanged from
Friday. Total active cases right now In Porter County: 152, up from 130 on
deaths were reported today. So far a total of 39 patients have died of
COVID-19 in Porter County.
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 73 have recovered, all
unchanged from Friday.
The week ending
Saturday, July 18, saw a total of 78 new cases in Porter County, the third
highest weekly number of cases since the pandemic began (99, week ending
July 11; 80, week ending May 16) but also the first weekly decrease in new
cases since the week ending June 13. As the Chesterton Tribune has
been reporting, the surge in new cases over the previous four weeks has not
been accompanied by increased hospitalizations or deaths.
Duneland cases by
-- Westchester: 75
cases (unchanged from Friday). Fifteen active cases.
-- Liberty: 45
cases (42 on Friday). Nine active cases.
-- Jackson: six
cases (unchanged from Friday). Three active cases.
-- Pine: Seven
cases, none of them active.
-- Portage: 361
cases (349 on Friday).
-- Center: 262
cases (258 on Friday).
-- Washington: 64
cases (62 on Friday).
-- Union: 46 cases
(unchanged from Friday).
The Indiana State
Department of Health (ISDH) was reporting this morning 2,440 new cases of
COVID-19 over the last 72 hours (747 new cases on Friday), to bring the
total so far to 57,206, up from 54,813 on Friday.
ISDH reported 855
new cases on Saturday, the third highest one-day total since the pandemic
began; 927 new cases on Sunday, the second highest one-day total (behind 946
on April 26); and 658 new cases today.
ISDH was also
reporting 22 additional COVID-19 deaths over the last 72 hours (eight
additional deaths on Friday), to bring the total to date to 2,829, up from
2,807 on Friday. Although new cases in Indiana are currently surging, there
has been no accompanying spike in deaths.
Nursing home cases
and deaths to date: 5,833 cases and 1,262 deaths (5,695 cases and 2,245
deaths on Friday).
Marion County has
the most reported cases, 12,843 (12,484 on Friday); and the most deaths, 706
(702). Lake County has reported 6,223 cases (5,983) and 254 deaths (252),
the second highest in the state in both categories. LaPorte County has
reported 695 cases and 28 deaths (670 and 28).
The total COVID-19
death count includes both confirmed and presumptive deaths to date.
Presumptive deaths are those for which x-ray, scans, and clinical symptoms
all point to COVID-19 but for which no positive test is on record. A total
of 193 presumptive deaths was reported today, unchanged from Thursday.