The Porter County
Health Department was reporting this morning another one-week record of new
COVID-19 cases: 140 for the week ending Saturday, Aug. 15, two more than the
previous record of 138 set during the week ending Saturday, Aug. 8.
Department was also reporting 53 new COVID-19 cases over the last 72 hours
(23 new cases on Friday), to bring the total so far to 1,479, up from 1,426
Department reported 21 new cases on Saturday; 13 on Sunday; and 19 today.
Of those 53 new
cases, only 19--or 53 percent--were diagnosed among the younger
demographics: 10 in the 0-19 (183 total); four in the 20-29 (290 total); and
in the 30-39 (213 total).The 40-49 total: 239.
To date, 183 cases
have been diagnosed in children or teens, or 12.4 percent of all cases (12.1
percent on Friday).
According to the
records of the Chesterton Tribune, between July 1 and Aug. 6, fully
406 of the 529 new cases in Porter County were diagnosed in persons under
50: or 77 percent.
However, over the
last 11 days--since Thursday, Aug. 6--that proportion has dropped
precipitously. Of the 229 new cases reported in that period, only 122 were
diagnosed in persons under 50: or 53 percent. That fact would seem to
indicate that the surge of new cases in the younger demographics in July is
spreading into the older and more vulnerable population, although there has
been no accompanying increase in hospitalizations or deaths.
Two patients are
currently hospitalized with COVID-19, unchanged from Friday; and 1,130 have
recovered, also unchanged from Friday. Total active cases in Porter County
right now: 308, up from 255 on Friday.
deaths were reported today. To date, 41 Porter County residents have
succumbed to COVID-19.
So far, 101 cases
of COVID-19 have been reported in Porter County’s long-term care facilities,
27 have died, no one is currently hospitalized, and 74 have recovered, all
unchanged from Friday. The Health Department has not reported a new COVID-19
case in a long-term facility here since June 30.
For the record,
according to the Health Department:
cases are the number of individuals who get tested and have a positive test
result. If an individual has multiple tests and receives multiple positive
test results, it only counts as one positive case.
antibody tests are not reported as positive cases.
Duneland cases by
146 cases (137 on Friday). Twenty-two active cases.
cases (unchanged from Friday). Four active cases.
cases (16 on Friday). Four active cases.
cases, none of them active.
cases (522 on Friday).
cases (403 on Friday).
74 cases (73 on Friday).
cases (75 on Friday).