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15 new COVID19 cases in county over the weekend

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The Porter County Health Department was reporting this morning 15 new cases of COVID-19 over the last 72 hours, to bring the total in the county to 266, up from 251 on Friday.

No additional deaths were reported today. Eight Porter County residents have died to date of the virus. 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 Portage Township residents: one in the 70-79 and two in the 50-59. One was a Center Township resident in the 70-79. Five were men, three women. The deaths include only one presumptive case, for which x-rays, scans, and clinical symptoms indicate COVID-19 but for which no positive test is on record.

Sixteen patients are currently hospitalized (16 on Friday); while 149 have recovered (137).

Total active cases in Porter County, after subtracting recoveries and deaths: 109, compared to 106 on Friday.

Total COVID-19 tests conducted in Porter County as of Sunday, according to the Indiana State Department of Health: 1,918, up from 1,846 on Saturday, an increase of 4 percent over the previous 24 hours.

Duneland cases by township:

-- Westchester: 22 cases (21 on Friday), three deaths (three), two hospitalizations (two), 13 recoveries (12). Six active cases.

-- Liberty: 12 cases (12 on Friday), one death (one), no hospitalizations (none), nine recoveries (eight). Two active cases.

-- Jackson: one case, one recovery. No active cases.

-- Pine: one case, one recovery. No active cases.

Other hard hit townships:

-- Portage Township: 105 cases (95 on Friday), three deaths (three), eight hospitalizations (eight), and 65 recoveries (59).

-- Center: 44 cases (43 on Friday), one death (one), four hospitalizations (four), and 25 recoveries (22).

-- Washington: 43 cases (42 on Friday), one hospitalization, and 14 recoveries (unchanged from Thursday). These 42 cases include the 40 patients at Porter County Jail.

-- Union: 16 cases (15 on Friday), one hospitalization (one), and nine recoveries (eight)


Posted 5/4/2020




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