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Eighth C19 death reported in Porter County

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The Porter County Health Department was reporting this morning an eighth death from COVID-19: a Portage Township resident in the 70-79 age range.

Eight Porter County residents have died to date of the virus. Four were Dunelanders: three from Westchester Township, two, 80-89 , one, 50-59; and a Liberty Township resident, 80-89. Three were Portage Township residents: the most recent and two, 50-59. One was a Center Township resident, 70-79. Five were men, three women.

The Health Department was also reporting four new cases of COVID-19, to bring the total in the county to 246, up from 242 on Tuesday, an increase of 1.7 percent over the last 24 hours.

Fifteen patients are currently hospitalized, down from 16 on Tuesday; while 123 have recovered, up from 109 on Tuesday, an increase of 13 percent over the last 24 hours.

Active Cases Drops

Total active cases in Porter County, after subtracting recoveries and deaths: 115, compared to 126 on Tuesday, a decrease of 9 percent.

Total COVID-19 tests conducted in Porter County as of Tuesday, according to the Indiana State Department of Health: 1,649, up from 1,552 on Monday, an increase of 6 percent over previous 24 hours.

Duneland cases by township:

-- Westchester: 20 cases, three deaths, two hospitalizations, 11 recoveries (unchanged from Tuesday). Six active cases.

-- Liberty: 12 cases, one death, no hospitalizations, eight recoveries (unchanged from Tuesday). Three active cases.

-- Jackson: one case, no hospitalization. One active case.

-- Pine: one case, no hospitalization. One active case.

Other hard hit townships:

-- Portage Township: 94 cases (92 on Tuesday), three deaths (two), eight hospitalizations (nine), and 51 recoveries (49).

-- Washington: 42 cases (42 on Tuesday), one hospitalization (one), and 14 recoveries (four). These 42 cases include the 40 patients at Porter County Jail.

-- Center: 40 cases (39 on Tuesday), one death (one), four hospitalizations (four), and 20 recoveries (18).

-- Union: 15 cases (14 on Tuesday), no hospitalizations (none), and eight recoveries (eight).




Posted 4/29/2020




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