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12 new C19 cases in Porter County

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The Porter County Health Department was reporting this morning 12 new COVID-19 cases over the last 24 hours (19 new cases on Monday), to bring the total so far to 1,491, up from 1,479 on Monday.

Two patients are currently hospitalized with COVID-19, unchanged from Monday; and 1,288 have recovered, up from 1,130 on Monday. Total active cases in Porter County right now: 162, down from 308 on Monday.

No additional deaths were reported today. To date, 41 Porter County residents have succumbed to COVID-19.

So far, 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 74 have recovered, all unchanged from Friday. The Health Department has not reported a new COVID-19 case in a long-term facility here since June 30.

For the record, according to the Health Department:

-- Positive cases are the number of individuals who get tested and have a positive test result. If an individual has multiple tests and receives multiple positive test results, it only counts as one positive case.

-- Positive antibody tests are not reported as positive cases.

Duneland cases by township:

-- Westchester: 149 cases (146 on Monday). Twenty-five active cases.

-- Liberty: 73 cases (72 on Monday). Five active cases.

-- Jackson: 19 cases (unchanged from Monday). Four active cases.

-- Pine: nine cases, none of them active.

Other Townships

-- Portage: 549 cases (544 on Monday).

-- Center: 417 cases (416 on Monday).

-- Washington: 75 cases (74 on Monday).

-- Union: 78 cases (77 on Monday).

State reports 28 new deaths

The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) was reporting this morning 850 new cases of COVID-19 over the last 24 hours (603 new cases on Monday), to bring the total so far to 81,847, up from 81,006 on Monday

ISDH was also reporting 30 additional COVID-19 deaths over the last 24 hours (six additional deaths on Monday), to bring the total to date to 3,177, up from 3,147 on Monday.

Marion County has the most reported cases, 16,869 (16,706 on Monday); and the most deaths, 738 (735). Lake County has reported 8,256 cases (8,171) and 286 deaths (284), the second highest in the state in both categories. LaPorte County has reported 1,011 cases and 30 deaths (1,010 and 30).

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 211 presumptive deaths was reported today, up from 209 on Monday.


Posted 8/18/2020




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