The Porter County
Health Department reported after deadline on Tuesday 30 new COVID-19 cases
(38 new cases on Monday), to bring the total so far to 2,665, up from 2,635
Of those 30 new
cases reported on Tuesday, 18--or 60 percent--were diagnosed in the younger
demographics: one in the 0-19 (387 total); four in the 20-29 (507 total);
six in the 30-39 (425 total); and seven in the 40-49 (403 total).
As of Tuesday, 387
cases have been diagnosed in children or teens, or 14.5 percent of all cases
(14.6 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.
Of the 30 cases
reported on Tuesday, 12--or 40 percent--were diagnosed in the older
demographics (53 percent on Monday): six in the 50-59 (412 total); five in
the 60-69 (264 total); and one in the 80-89 (71 total). Total in the 70-79:
159. Total in the 90-and-over: 37.
patient was hospitalized on Tuesday, unchanged from Monday. Total active
cases in Porter County, after subtracting 2,278 total recoveries and 49
total deaths: 338, up from 308 on Monday.
A total of 119
COVID-19 cases were reported on Tuesday 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
COVID-19 deaths were reported on Tuesday. As of Tuesday, 49 Porter County
residents have succumbed to COVID-19.
introduced other indicators on its COVID-19 dashboard: a seven-day rolling
average of new cases per 100,000 residents; and a seven-day rolling average
-- New cases per
100,000 residents as of Tuesday: 154 (147 on Monday): the single highest
per-100,000 average since the pandemic began.
-- Positivity rate
as of Oct. 5: 11.3 percent (10.7 percent on Oct. 4): the highest seven-day
rolling average since PCHD began tracking it on June 1. Note: the positivity
rate lags up to eight days due to Indiana State Department of Health
Duneland Cases by
-- Westchester: 320
cases (318 on Monday). Thirty-six active cases.
-- Liberty: 164
cases (163 on Monday). Nineteen active cases.
-- Jackson: 51
cases (unchanged from Monday). Four active cases.
-- Pine: 12 cases
(unchanged from Monday). No active cases.
-- Portage: 913
cases (900 on Monday). 118 active cases.
-- Center: 717
cases (711 on Monday). Ninety-four active cases. Center Township’s total
includes Valparaiso University students.
-- Washington: 107
cases (106 on Monday). Nine active cases. Washington Township’s total
includes Porter County Jail inmates.
-- Union: 152 cases
(149 on Monday. Twenty-six active cases.
The Indiana State
Department of Health (ISDH) was reporting today 1,172 new COVID-19 cases
over the last 24 hours (1,569 new cases on Tuesday), to bring the total so
far to 139,269, up from 138,104 on Tuesday.
ISDH was also
reporting today 14 additional COVID-19 deaths over the 24 hours (27 deaths
on Tuesday), to bring the total to date to 3,851, up from 3,837 on Tuesday.
In addition, ISDH
was reporting today 1,357 hospitalizations (1,288 hospitalizations on
Tuesday): the highest number of hospitalizations since May 13--exactly five
months ago--when ISDH reported 1,381 hospitalizations.
Marion County was
reporting today 23,611 cases (22,867 on Tuesday) and 774 deaths (772), the
most in the state in both categories. Lake County was reporting 12,189 cases
(12,087) and 340 deaths (339), the second most in the state in both
categories. LaPorte County was reporting 1,928 cases (1,908) and 50 deaths
ISDH was reporting today 42,387 total student cases statewide, 481 total
teacher cases, and 542 total staff cases.
607 schools have