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Porter County has 31 new cases

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The Porter County Health Department was reporting this morning 31 new COVID-19 cases over the last 24 hours (10 new cases on Wednesday), to bring the total so far to 2,273, up from 2,242 on Wednesday.

Of those 31 new cases, 24--or 77 percent--were diagnosed in the younger demographics: three in the 0-19 (332 total); seven in the 20-29 (449 total); nine in the 30-39 (351 total); and five in the 40-49 (341 total).

To date, 332 cases have been diagnosed in children or teens, or 14.6 percent of all cases (14.7 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.

Meanwhile, three patients are currently hospitalized, up from two on Wednesday. Total active cases in Porter County, after subtracting 2,012 total recoveries and 49 total deaths: 212, up from 181 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.

No additional COVID-19 deaths were reported today. To date, 49 Porter County residents have succumbed to COVID-19.

Duneland cases by township:

*  Westchester: 271 cases (262 on Wednesday). Thirty-six active cases.

*  Liberty: 141 cases (136 on Wednesday). Twenty-three active cases.

*  Jackson: 44 cases (44 on Wednesday). Ten active cases.

*  Pine: 11 cases (unchanged from Wednesday). No active cases.

Other townships:

*  Portage: 777 cases (771 on Wednesday). Sixty-seven active cases.

*  Center: 605 cases (601 on Wednesday). Thirty-nine active cases. Center Township’s total includes Valparaiso University students.

*  Washington: 97 cases (96 on Wednesday). Five active cases. Washington Township’s total includes Porter County Jail inmates.

*  Union: 128 cases (125 on Wednesday). Eighteen active cases.

Statewide: 1,171 new cases, 13 more deaths

The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) was reporting this morning 1,171 new COVID-19 cases over the last 24 hours (965 new cases on Wednesday), to bring the total so far to 121,176, up from 120,019 on Wednesday.

ISDH was also reporting 13 additional COVID-19 deaths over the last 24 hours (20 additional deaths on Wednesday), to bring the total to date to 3,656, up from 3,643.

Marion County was reporting today 21,781 cases (21,671 on Wednesday) and 769 deaths (768), the most in the state in both categories. Lake County was reporting 10,869 cases (10,745) and 327 deaths (325), the second most in the state in both categories. LaPorte County was reporting 1,558 cases (1,532) and 42 deaths (41).

On Wednesday, ISDH reported the highest number of hospitalizations for COVID-19--919--since Aug. 19, when 921 patients were hospitalized.

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.


Posted 10/1/2020




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