continuous weeks of declining COVID-19 numbers in Porter County, the
seven-day total for the week ending Saturday, Sept. 19, once again spiked,
with a total of 119 new cases reported by the Health Department, up from 94
new cases for the week ending Saturday, Sept. 12.
The second highest
seven-day total of new COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began--138--was
reported for the week ending Saturday, Aug. 29. New cases dropped to 126 for
the week ending, Saturday, Sept. 5, then dropped again to 94 for the week
ending Saturday, Sept. 12.
seven-day total of 119 represents a 27-percent increase over the previous
seven-day total of 94.
That spike in cases
last week was accompanied by two additional deaths, reported this morning.
One of the victims was in the 60-69 demographic; the other in the 70-79
demographic. One was a Portage Township resident; the other, a Center
Township resident. And one of them was a resident of a long-term care
facility. To date, 48 Porter County residents have succumbed to COVID-19.
Health Department was reporting this morning 57 new COVID-19 cases over the
last 74 hours (34 new cases on Friday), to bring the total so far to 2,077,
up from 2,020 on Friday.
Department reported 21 new cases on Saturday; 18 on Sunday; and 18 today.
Of those 57 new
cases, 36--or 63 percent--were diagnosed in the younger demographics: 15 in
the 0-19 (310 total); six in the 20-29 (409 total); 10 n the 30-39 (314
total); and five in 40-49 (314 total).
To date, 310 cases
have been diagnosed in children or teens, or 15.0 percent of all cases (14.6
percent on Friday). On July 7, only 39 children or teens had been diagnosed
of the 765 total cases at the time: or 5.1 percent.
patients are currently hospitalized, down from seven on Friday. Total active
cases in Porter County: 182, down from 220 on Friday.
To date, 119
COVID-19 cases have been reported in Porter County’s long-term care
facilities, unchanged from Thursday. Of those 119, 30 have died, up from 29
on Friday; 86 have recovered, up from 81 on Friday; and none is
hospitalized, down from one on Friday. As of today, there were three active
COVID-19 cases in the county’s long-term care facilities.
Duneland cases by
-- Westchester: 237
cases (228 on Friday). Thirty active cases.
-- Liberty: 119
cases (115 on Friday). Fourteen active cases.
-- Jackson: 36
cases (33 on Friday). Seven active cases.
-- Pine: 11 cases
(unchanged from Friday). No active cases.
-- Portage: 714
cases (699 on Friday). Fifty-six active cases.
-- Center: 568
cases (554 on Friday). Thirty-six active cases. Center Township’s total
includes Valparaiso University students.
State C19 cases