The Porter County
Health Department was reporting this morning four new cases of COVID-19 over
the last 24 hours (16 new cases on Tuesday), to bring the total so far to
1,226, up from 1,222.
Of those new cases,
all four were diagnosed among the younger demographics: one in the 0-19 (144
total); two in the 20-29 (252 total), and one in the 30-39 (186 total).
Total 40-49 so far: 202.
To date, COVID-19
has been diagnosed in 144 children or teens in Porter County, or 11.7
percent of all cases (11.7 percent of all cases on Tuesday). When the
Chesterton Tribune first began tracking COVID-19 cases in the younger
demographics, on June 30, the 0-19 group accounted for 37 of the 715 total
cases at the time, or 5.2 percent.
patients are currently hospitalized, down from four on Tuesday; while 1,010
have recovered, unchanged from Tuesday. The Health Department announced last
week that it will be updating recoveries only once a week. Total active
cases right now in Porter County: 175, up from 171 on Tuesday.
deaths were reported today. To date, 41 Porter County residents have
succumbed to COVID-19. As the Chesterton Tribune has been reporting,
the surge in COVID-19 cases over the last five weeks has not been
accompanied by any significant increase in hospitalizations or deaths.
To date, 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 Monday. 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.
antibody tests are not reported as positive cases.
Duneland cases by
-- Westchester: 107
cases (unchanged from Tuesday). Twenty-four active cases.
-- Liberty: 63
cases (unchanged from Tuesday). Twelve active cases.
-- Jackson: 15
cases (unchanged from Tuesday). Six active cases.
-- Pine: nine cases
(unchanged from Monday). One active case.
-- Portage: 446
cases (444 on Tuesday).
-- Center: 353
cases (351 on Tuesday).
-- Washington: 69
cases (unchanged from Tuesday).
-- Union: 62 cases
(unchanged from Tuesday).
The Indiana State
Department of Health (ISDH) was reporting this morning 740 new cases of
COVID-19 over the last 24 hours (836 new cases on Tuesday), to bring the
total so far to 69,975, up from 69,255 on Tuesday.
ISDH was also
reporting 12 additional COVID-19 deaths over the last 24 hours (16
additional deaths on Tuesday), to bring the total to date to 3,014, up from
3,002 on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, ISDH is
no longer reporting total cases and total deaths in nursing homes.
Marion County has
the most reported cases, 15,152 (15,029); and the most deaths, 724 (724).
Lake County has reported 7,222 cases (7,139) and 273 deaths (273), the
second highest in the state in both categories. LaPorte County has reported
850 cases and 29 deaths (843 and 29).
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 202 presumptive deaths was reported today, unchanged from Tuesday.