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32 new Porter County C19 cases

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The Porter County Health Department was reporting this morning 32 new COVID-19 cases over the last 24 hours (31 new cases on Thursday), to bring the total so far to 2,305, up from 2,273 on Thursday.

Of those 32 new cases, 19--or 59 percent--were diagnosed in the younger demographics: three in the 0-19 (335 total); two in the 20-29 (451 total); 10 in the 30-39 (361 total); and four in the 40-49 (345 total).

To date, 335 cases have been diagnosed in children or teens, or 14.5 percent of all cases (14.6 percent on Thursday). On July 7, only 39 children or teens had been diagnosed of the 765 total cases at the time: or 5.1 percent.

Meanwhile, four patients are currently hospitalized, up from three on Thursday. Total active cases in Porter County, after subtracting 2,012 total recoveries and 49 total deaths: 244, up from 212 on Thursday.

A total of 119 COVID-19 cases has been reported in Porter County long-term care facilities, unchanged from Thursday. 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 Thursday.

No additional COVID-19 deaths were reported today. To date, 49 Porter County residents have succumbed to COVID-19.

Duneland cases by township:

*  Westchester: 280 cases (271 on Thursday). Forty-five active cases.

*  Liberty: 143 cases (141 on Thursday). Twenty-five active cases.

*  Jackson: 45 cases (44 on Thursday). Ten active cases.

*  Pine: 12 cases (11 on Thursday). One active case.

Other townships:

*  Portage: 788 cases (777 on Thursday). Seventy-eight active cases.

*  Center: 613 cases (605 on Thursday). Forty-seven active cases. Center Township’s total includes Valparaiso University students.

*  Washington: 97 cases (unchanged from Thursday). Five active cases. Washington Township’s total includes Porter County Jail inmates.

*  Union: 129 cases (128 on Thursday). Nineteen active cases.

State reports 1,495 cases

The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) was reporting this morning 1,495 new COVID-19 cases over the last 24 hours (1,171 new cases on Thursday), to bring the total so far to 122,640, up from 121,176 on Thursday.

The one-day record for new cases in Indiana is 1,499, set on Sept. 18.

ISDH was also reporting 13 additional COVID-19 deaths over the last 24 hours (13 additional deaths on Thursday), to bring the total to date to 3,669, up from 3,656.

Marion County was reporting today 21,950 cases (21,781 on Thursday) and 769 deaths (769), the most in the state in both categories. Lake County was reporting 10,985 cases (10,869) and 327 deaths (327), the second most in the state in both categories. LaPorte County was reporting 1,558 cases (1,596) and 42 deaths (42).

On Thursday, ISDH reported the highest number of hospitalizations for COVID-19--963--since Aug. 12, when 991 patients were hospitalized.

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 227 presumptive deaths was reported today, unchanged from Thursday.

Indiana School Cases

Meanwhile, according to ISDH’s new school dashboard feature, between Sept. 19-25, 253 new student COVID-19 cases were reported statewide (1,676 total); 52 new teacher cases (335 total); and 71 new staff cases (343 total), all unchanged from Thursday.

There were 617 schools with no reported cases; 742 schools with one or more cases; and 1,448 schools have not reported, all unchanged from Thursday.


Posted 10/1/2020




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