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Porter County reports 24 new virus cases

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The Porter County Health Department was reporting this morning 24 new COVID-19 cases over the last 24 hours (11 new cases on Wednesday), to bring the total so far to 1,777, up from 1,753 on Wednesday.

Of those 24 new cases, 18--or 75 percent--were diagnosed among the younger demographics: seven in the 0-19 (251 total); two in the 20-29 (351 total); and two in the 30-39 (266 total); and seven in the 40-49 (278 total).

Seven patients are currently hospitalized, up from six on Wednesday. Total active cases in Porter County: 171, up from 147 on Wednesday.

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

A total of 110 cases have 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 Wednesday.

To date, 241 cases have been diagnosed in children or teens, or 14.1 percent of all cases (13.9 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.

Duneland cases by township:

-- Westchester: 190 cases (187 on Wednesday). Thirty active cases.

-- Liberty: 93 cases (87 on Wednesday). Nine active cases.

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

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

Other townships:

-- Portage: 627 cases (624 on Wednesday). Thirty-eight active cases.

-- Center: 500 cases (491 on Wednesday). Fifty-one active cases. Center Township’s total includes Valparaiso University students.

-- Washington: 83 cases (82 on Wednesday). Five active cases. Washington Township’s total includes Porter County Jail inmates.

-- Union: 96 cases (95 on Wednesday). Fourteen active cases.

Statewide: 1,110 cases, 7 deaths

The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) was reporting this morning 1,110 new cases of COVID-19 over the last 24 hours (871 new cases on Wednesday), to bring the total so far to 96,854, up from 95,750 on Wednesday.

ISDH was also reporting seven additional COVID-19 deaths over the last 24 hours (13 additional deaths on Wednesday), to bring the total to date to 3,343, up from 3,336.

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 222 presumptive deaths was reported today, up from 219 on Wednesday.



Posted 9/4/2020




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