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New C19 cases in Porter County back up to 24

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The Porter County Health Department was reporting this morning 24 new cases of COVID-19 over the last 24 hours (four new cases on Wednesday), to bring the total so far to 1,250, up from 1,226.

Of those new cases, 18--or 75 percent--were diagnosed among the younger demographics: six in the 0-19 (150 total); six in the 20-29 (258 total), three in the 30-39 (189 total), and three in the 40-49 (205 total).

To date, COVID-19 has been diagnosed in 150 children or teens in Porter County, or 12 percent of all cases (11.7 percent of all cases on Wednesday). 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.

Meanwhile, three patients are currently hospitalized, while 1,010 have recovered, unchanged from Wednesday. The Health Department announced late in July that it will be updating recoveries only once a week. Total active cases right now In Porter County: 199, up from 175 on Wednesday.

No additional 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 Wednesday. 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.

-- Positive antibody tests are not reported as positive cases.

Duneland cases by township:

-- Westchester: 109 cases (107 on Wednesday). Twenty-six active cases.

-- Liberty: 66 cases (63 on Wednesday). Fifteen active cases.

-- Jackson: 15 cases (unchanged from Wednesday). Six active cases.

-- Pine: nine cases (unchanged from Wednesday). One active case.

Other Townships

-- Portage: 454 cases (446 on Wednesday).

-- Center: 362 cases (353 on Wednesday).

-- Washington: 69 cases (unchanged from Wednesday).

-- Union: 63 cases (62 on Wednesday).



Posted 8/6/2020




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