The Porter County
Health Department was reporting this morning 37 new COVID-19 cases over the
last 24 hours (25 new cases on Wednesday), to bring the total so far to
2,465, up from 2,428 on Wednesday.
Those 37 news cases
are one case shy of the single-day record of 38, set on Aug. 29.
Of those 37 new
cases, 28--or 76 percent--were diagnosed in the younger demographics: eight
in the 0-19 (362 total); seven in the 20-29 (476 total); nine in the 30-39
(395 total); and four in the 40-49 (365 total).
To date, 362 cases
have been diagnosed in children or teens, or 14.7 percent of all cases (14.6
percent on Wednesday). On July 7, only 39 children or teens had been
diagnosed of the 765 total cases at the time: or 5.1 percent.
Of the 25 cases
reported over the last 24 hours, 30 percent were diagnosed in the older
demographics (40 percent on Wednesday): seven in the 50-59 (369 total); and
two in the 60-69 (243 total). Total 70-79: 151. Total 80-89: 68. Total
patient is currently hospitalized, unchanged from Wednesday. Total active
cases in Porter County, after subtracting 2,118 total recoveries and 49
total deaths: 298, up from 261 on Wednesday.
A total of 119
COVID-19 cases has been reported in Porter County long-term care facilities,
unchanged from Wednesday. 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 Wednesday.
COVID-19 deaths were reported today. To date, 49 Porter County residents
have succumbed to COVID-19.
Duneland cases by
-- Westchester: 301
cases (299 on Wednesday). Fifty-five active cases.
-- Liberty: 149
cases (148 on Wednesday). Twenty-three active cases.
-- Jackson: 50
cases (49 on Wednesday). Seven active cases.
-- Pine: 12 cases
(unchanged from Wednesday). One active case.
-- Portage: 840
cases (826 on Wednesday). Ninety-four active cases.
-- Center: 660
cases (644 on Wednesday). Sixty-seven active cases. Center Township’s total
includes Valparaiso University students.
-- Washington: 101
cases (99 on Wednesday). Six active cases. Washington Township’s total
includes Porter County Jail inmates.
-- Union: 140 cases
(139 on Wednesday). Twenty-four active cases.
The Indiana State
Department of Health (ISDH) was reporting this morning 1,488 new COVID-19
cases over the last 24 hours (1,302 on Wednesday), to bring the total so far
to 129,677, up from 128,227 on Wednesday.
ISDH was also
reporting 16 additional COVID-19 deaths over the last 24 hours (17
additional deaths on Wednesday), to bring the total to date to 3,757, up
from 3,741 on Wednesday.
In addition, ISDH
was reporting today 1,110 hospitalizations (1,081 hospitalizations on
Wednesday): the second highest number of hospitalizations since May 31, when
ISDH reported 1,041 statewide.
Marion County was
reporting today 22,689 cases (22,560 on Wednesday) and 771 deaths (771), the
most in the state in both categories. Lake County was reporting 11,419 cases
(11,344) and 335 deaths (334), the second most in the state in both
categories. LaPorte County was reporting 1,733 cases (1,704) and 47 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 227 presumptive deaths was reported today, unchanged from Wednesday.
Meanwhile, ISDH was
reporting today 303 new student cases statewide (1,992 total); 59 new
teacher cases (406 total); and 79 new staff cases (447 total), all unchanged
There were 811
schools with no reported cases; 944 schools with one or more cases; and
1,067 schools have not reported, also all unchanged from Wednesday.