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Porter County reports two new C19 deaths

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The Porter County Health Department was reporting this morning two more COVID-19 deaths, bringing the County total up to 27.

Both of the new deaths were female residents of long-term care facilities, one from Portage Township and one from Center Township, in the 90-and-over age group.

The Health Department reported the deaths this morning, adding a disclaimer to the County COVID-19 dashboard clarifying that the total death count includes one presumptive positive death to date.

The Health Department was also reporting seven new cases this morning, brining the total to 557 up from 550 yesterday. 16 are currently hospitalized. The number of recoveries, 338, has not changed since Friday.


To date, 27 Porter County residents have died from COVID-19: four Westchester Township residents; one Liberty Township resident; 13 Portage Township residents; and nine Center Township residents. Deaths by demographic: six 50-59; one 60-69; four 70-79; eight 80-89; and eight 90-and-over. 12 men have died and 15 women.

Total active cases in Porter County, after subtracting recoveries and deaths: 192, up from 187 yesterday.

Long-term Care Facilities

To date, 93 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Porter County’s long-term care facilities, up from 92 Monday.

18 have died, up from 16 Monday.

Seven are currently hospitalized and two have recovered, which is unchanged since Friday.


Total COVID-19 tests conducted in Porter County as of Monday, according to the Indiana State Department of Health: 4,832, up from 4,761 on Sunday.

Duneland Cases by Township

-- Westchester: 36 cases, four deaths, no hospitalizations, 27 recoveries (unchanged since Friday). Five active cases.

-- Liberty: 25 cases, one death, two hospitalized, 17 recoveries. Seven active cases.

-- Jackson: Two cases, no deaths, none hospitalized, and one recovery. One active case.

-- Pine: Three cases, none hospitalized, three recovered. No active cases.

Other hard hit townships:

-- Portage Township: 229 cases, 13 deaths, three hospitalized, 134 recoveries. 82 active cases.

-- Center: 148 cases, nine deaths, nine hospitalized, 64 recoveries. 75 active cases.

-- Washington: 49 cases, no deaths, no hospitalizations, 47 recoveries. Two active cases.

-- Union: 22 cases, no deaths, one hospitalized, 18 recoveries. Four active cases.


Posted 6/2/2020




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