The Porter County
Health Department was reporting this morning only five new COVID-19 cases
over the last 24 hours (seven new cases on Tuesday), to bring the total so
far to 1,864, up from 1,859 on Tuesday.
Of those five new
cases, two have been diagnosed among the younger demographics: one in the
9-19 (268 total); and one in the 20-29 (373 total). Total in the 30-39: 279.
Total in the 40-49: 278.
But three new cases
have been reported in Porter County’s long-term care facilities, to bring
the total to date to 116, up from 113 on Tuesday. Of those 116 cases, one is
currently hospitalized, 29 have died, and 81 have recovered. Total active
cases in Porter County’s long-term care facilities: six. Between June 30 and
Aug. 22, the Health Department reported no new COVID-19 cases in long-term
care facilities, with total cases in that period remaining unchanged at 101.
Over the last 18 days, however, the Health Department has reported 15 new
cases in long-term care facilities, or nearly one per day.
To date, 268 cases
have been diagnosed in children or teens, or 14.4 percent of all cases (14.4
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.
patients are currently hospitalized, down from eight on Tuesday. Total
active cases in Porter County: 137, down from 251 on Tuesday.
deaths from COVID-19 were reported this morning. To date, 45 Porter County
residents have succumbed to COVID-19. Ten have been Dunelanders: eight,
Westchester Township residents; two, Liberty Township residents. Eighteen
Portage Township residents have died; 16 Center Township residents; and one
Union Township resident. Twenty-nine of the 45--or 64 percent--were
residents of long-term care facilities. Deaths by demographic: six in the
50-59; four in the 60-69; 11 in the 70-79; 12 in the 80-89; and 12 in the
Duneland cases by
-- Westchester: 202
cases (201 cases on Tuesday). Twenty active cases.
-- Liberty: 99
cases (unchanged from Tuesday). Twelve active cases.
-- Jackson: 28
cases (unchanged from Tuesday). Four active cases.
-- Pine: 11 cases
(unchanged from Tuesday). No active cases.
-- Portage: 652
cases (651 on Tuesday). Twenty-eight active cases.
-- Center: 523
cases (521 on Tuesday). Thirty-eight active cases. Center Township’s total
includes Valparaiso University students.
-- Washington: 89
cases (unchanged from Tuesday). Ten active cases. Washington Township’s
total includes Porter County Jail inmates.
-- Union: 101 cases
(100 on Tuesday). Ten active cases.
The Indiana State
Department of Health (ISDH) was reporting this morning 720 new cases of
COVID-19 over the last 24 hours (394 new cases on Tuesday), to bring the
total so far to 101,485, up from 100,780 on Tuesday.
ISDH was also
reporting 17 additional COVID-19 deaths over the last 24 hours (12
additional deaths on Tuesday), to bring the total to date to 3,410, up from
3,393 on Tuesday.
Marion County was
reporting today 19,387 cases (19,307 on Tuesday) and 752 deaths (750), the
most in the state in both categories. Lake County was reporting 9,601 cases
(9,567) and 301 deaths (299), the second most in the state in both
categories. LaPorte County was reporting 1,254 cases (1,250) and 37 deaths
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 224 presumptive deaths was reported today, unchanged from Tuesday.