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New Porter County virus cases at 24 for 2nd straight day

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The Porter County Health Department was reporting this morning 24 new COVID-19 cases over the last 24 hours (24 new cases on Thursday), to bring the total so far to 1,801, up from 1,777 on Thursday.

Of those 24 new cases, 20--or 83 percent--were diagnosed among the younger demographics: six in the 0-19 (257 total); six in the 20-29 (357 total); six in the 30-39 (272 total); and two in the 40-49 (280 total).

Seven patients are currently hospitalized, unchanged from Thursday. Total active cases in Porter County: 195, up from 171 on Thursday.

The Health Department reported no additional deaths today. To date 43 Porter County residents have succumbed to COVID-19.

A total of 110 cases has been reported so far in long-term care facilities in Porter County, one is currently hospitalized, 74 have recovered, and 27 have died, unchanged from Thursday.

To date, 257 cases have been diagnosed in children or teens, or 14.3 percent of all cases (14.1 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.

Duneland cases by township:

-- Westchester: 192 cases (190 on Thursday). Thirty-two active cases.

-- Liberty: 95 cases (93 on Thursday). Eleven active cases.

-- Jackson: 25 cases (unchanged from Thursday). Four active cases.

-- Pine: 11 cases (unchanged from Thursday). One active case.

Other townships:

-- Portage: 634 cases (627 on Thursday). Forty-five active cases.

-- Center: 508 cases (500 on Thursday). Fifty-nine active cases. Center Township’s total includes Valparaiso University students.

-- Washington: 84 cases (83 on Thursday). Six active cases. Washington Township’s total includes Porter County Jail inmates.

-- Union: 99 cases (96 on Thursday). Seventeen active cases.


Posted 9/4/2020




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