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Nine new C19 cases in Porter County

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The Porter County Health Department was reporting this morning nine new COVID-19 cases over the last 24 hours (six new cases on Wednesday), to bring the total to 514, an increase of 1.8 percent.

Fourteen patients are currently hospitalized, down from 16 on Wednesday; while 338 have recovered, up from 330 on Wednesday.

Total active cases in Porter County, after subtracting recoveries and deaths: 152, compared to 151 on Wednesday.

No additional deaths from COVID-19 were reported today.

To date 24 Porter County residents have died from COVID-19: four Westchester Township residents; one Liberty Township resident; 12 Portage Township residents; and seven Center Township residents. Deaths by demographic: six 50-59; one 60-69; four 70-79; eight 80-89; and five 90-and-over. Twelve men have died and 12 women.

Total COVID-19 tests conducted in Porter County as of Wednesday, according to the Indiana State Department of Health: 4,293, up from 4,155 on Tuesday, an increase of 3.3 percent over the previous 24 hours.

Duneland cases by township:

-- Westchester: 35 cases, four deaths, no current hospitalizations, 27 recoveries (unchanged from Wednesday). Four active cases.

-- Liberty: 24 cases, one death, two hospitalizations, 17 recoveries (unchanged from Wednesday). Six active cases.

-- Jackson: two cases, no hospitalizations, one recovery (unchanged from Wednesday). One active case.

-- Pine: three cases, three recoveries.

Other hard hit townships:

-- Portage Township: 207 cases (202 on Wednesday), 12 deaths (12), three hospitalizations (four), and 134 recoveries (131).

-- Center: 136 cases (134 on Wednesday), seven deaths (seven), eight hospitalizations (nine), and 64 recoveries (62).

-- Washington: 49 cases (49 on Wednesday), no hospitalizations, and 47 recoveries (46). These 49 cases include 40 confirmed at the Porter County Jail.

-- Union: 21 cases, one hospitalization, and 18 recoveries (17).


Posted 5/28/2020




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