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Porter County reports 23 new virus cases

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The Porter County Health Department was reporting this morning 23 new COVID-19 cases over the last 24 hours (24 new cases on Monday), to bring the total so far to 2,232, up from 2,209 on Monday.

Of those 23 new cases, 14--or 61 percent--were diagnosed in the younger demographics: two in the 0-19 (329 total); four in the 20-29 (441 total); five in the 30-39 (341 total); and three in the 40-49 (335 total).

To date, 329 cases have been diagnosed in children or teens, or 14.7 percent of all cases (14.8 percent on Monday). On July 7, only 39 children or teens had been diagnosed of the 765 total cases at the time: or 5.1 percent.

Meanwhile, two patients are currently hospitalized, down from five on Monday. Total active cases in Porter County, after subtracting 2,012 total recoveries and 49 total deaths: 171, up from 149 on Monday.

A total of 119 COVID-19 cases has been reported in Porter County long-term care facilities, unchanged from Monday. 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 Monday.

Duneland cases by township:

-- Westchester: 261 cases (254 on Monday). Twenty-six active cases.

-- Liberty: 136 cases (unchanged from Monday). Eighteen active cases.

-- Jackson: 44 cases (unchanged from Monday). Nine active cases.

-- Pine: 11 cases (unchanged from Friday). No active cases.

Other townships:

-- Portage: 761 cases (756 on Monday). Fifty-six active cases.

-- Center: 599 cases (594 on Monday). Thirty-three active cases. Center Township’s total includes Valparaiso University students.

-- Washington: 96 cases (95 on Monday). Four active cases. Washington Township’s total includes Porter County Jail inmates.

-- Union: 123 cases (122 on Monday). Thirteen active cases.

State reports 761 cases

The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) was reporting this morning 761 new COVID-19 cases over the last 24 hours (879 new cases on Monday), to bring the total so far to 119,066, up from 118,332 on Monday.

ISDH was also reporting 21 additional COVID-19 deaths over the last 24 hours (11 additional deaths on Monday), to bring the total to date to 3,623, up from 3,602.

Marion County was reporting today 21,563 cases (21,502 on Monday) and 768 deaths (767), the most in the state in both categories. Lake County was reporting 10,745 cases (10,688) and 324 deaths (323), the second most in the state in both categories. LaPorte County was reporting 1,519 cases (1,491) and 41 deaths (41).

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, up from 226 on Monday.


Posted 9/29/2020






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