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10 new Porter County cases

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The Porter County Health Department was reporting this morning 10 new COVID-19 cases over the last 24 hours (23 new cases on Tuesday), to bring the total so far to 2,242, up from 2,232 on Tuesday.

Of those 10 new cases, only three--or 30 percent--were diagnosed in the younger demographics: one in the 20-29 (442 total); one in the 30-39 (342 total); and one in the 40-49 (336 total). Total 0-19: 329

To date, 329 cases have been diagnosed in children or teens, or 14.7 percent of all cases (14.7 percent on Tuesday). On July 7, only 39 children or teens had been diagnosed of the 765 total cases at the time: or 5.1 percent.

Meanwhile, two patients are currently hospitalized, unchanged from Tuesday. Total active cases in Porter County, after subtracting 2,012 total recoveries and 49 total deaths: 181, up from 171 on Tuesday.

A total of 119 COVID-19 cases has been reported in Porter County long-term care facilities, unchanged from Tuesday. Of those 119, 31 have died, 88 have recovered, and none is currently hospitalized. As of today, there were no active cases in the county’s long-term care facilities, unchanged from Tuesday.

Duneland cases by township:

-- Westchester: 262 cases (261 on Tuesday). Twenty-seven active cases.

-- Liberty: 136 cases (unchanged from Tuesday). Eighteen active cases.

-- Jackson: 44 cases (unchanged from Tuesday). Nine active cases.

-- Pine: 11 cases (unchanged)

Other townships:

-- Portage: 771 cases (761 on Tuesday). Sixty-six active cases.

-- Center: 601 cases (599 on Tuesday). Thirty-five active cases. Center Township’s total includes Valparaiso University students.

-- Washington: 96 cases (unchanged from Tuesday). Four active cases. Washington Township’s total includes Porter County Jail inmates.

-- Union: 125 cases (123 on Tuesday). Fifteen active cases.

Statewide: 965 new cases

The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) was reporting this morning 965 new COVID-19 cases over the last 24 hours (761 new cases on Tuesday), to bring the total so far to 120,019, up from 119,066 on Tuesday.

ISDH was also reporting 20 additional COVID-19 deaths over the last 24 hours (21 additional deaths on Tuesday), to bring the total to date to 3,643, up from 3,623.

Marion County was reporting today 21,671 cases (21,563 on Tuesday) and 768 deaths (768), the most in the state in both categories.

Porter County Metrics

Also today, ISDH updated Porter County’s metrics, which showed a slight one-week improvement. Weekly cases per 100,000 residents dropped to 79, from 80 last week. Meanwhile, Porter County’s test-positivity rate fell to 5.46 percent, from 5.88 percent last week.



Posted 9/30/2020




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