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Porter County reports 12th C19 death

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The Porter County Health Department was reporting this morning another death from COVID-19 as well as 31 additional confirmed cases.

The death, reported on Saturday, is the 12th in the county to date. The victim was a Portage Township resident in the 90-and-over age group.

Portage Township has seen seven of its residents die from COVID-19: three 50-59, one 70-79; one 80-89; and two 90-and-over.

Four of the victims were Dunelanders: three from Westchester Township, two 80-89 and one 50-59; and a Liberty Township resident 80-89.

One victim was a Center Township resident 70-79.

Eight of the victims were men. Four were women. Deaths by demographic: four 50-59; two 70-79; four 80-89; and two 90-and-over.

The Health Department was also reporting 31 new cases of COVID-19 over the last 72 hours, to bring the total in the county to 342, up from 311 on Friday.

Those 31 new cases represent a 10-percent increase over the last three days.

Seventeen patients are currently hospitalized, up from 15 on Friday; while 196 have recovered, up from 189 on Friday.

Total active cases in Porter County, after subtracting recoveries and deaths: 134, compared to 111 on Friday, an increase of 21 percent.

Total COVID-19 tests conducted in Porter County as of today, according to the Indiana State Department of Health: 2,487, up from 2,204 on Friday, an increase of 13 percent over the last 72 hours.

Duneland cases by township:

-- Westchester: 29 cases (28 on Friday), three deaths (two), two hospitalizations (two), 16 recoveries (14). Ten active cases.

-- Liberty: 16 cases (15 on Friday), one death (one), no hospitalizations (none), nine recoveries (nine). Six active cases.

-- Jackson: one case, one recovery.

-- Pine: three cases, no hospitalizations, one recovery (unchanged from Friday). Two active cases.

Other hard hit townships:

-- Portage Township: 148 cases (132 on Friday), seven deaths (six), six hospitalizations (six), and 81 recoveries (78).

-- Center: 60 cases (50 on Friday), one death (one), seven hospitalizations (five), and 30 recoveries (29).

-- Washington: 45 cases (43 on Friday), one hospitalization (one), and 33 recoveries (32). These 45 cases include the 40 patients at Porter County Jail.

-- Union: 16 cases, one hospitalization, and 11 recoveries (unchanged from Friday)



Posted 5/11/2020




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