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Porter County virus cases top 1,500

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The Porter County Health Department was reporting this morning 18 new COVID-19 cases over the last 24 hours (six new cases on Wednesday), to bring the total so far to 1,515, up from 1,497 on Wednesday.

Of those 18 new cases, 13--or 72 percent--were diagnosed among the younger demographics: four in the 0-19 (196 total); five in the 20-29 (303 total); two in the 30-39 (219 total); and two in the 40-49 (245 total).

To date, 196 cases have been diagnosed in children or teens, or 12.9 percent of all cases (12.8 percent on Wednesday).

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.

No additional deaths were reported today. To date, 41 Porter County residents have succumbed to COVID-19.

For the record, according to the Health Department:

-- Positive 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.

-- Positive antibody tests are not reported as positive cases.

Duneland cases by township:

-- Westchester: 152 cases (150 on Wednesday). Twenty-eight active cases.

-- Liberty: 77 cases (74 on Wednesday). Nine active cases.

-- Jackson: 19 cases (unchanged from Wednesday). Four active cases.

-- Pine: nine cases, none of them active.

Other Townships

-- Portage: 558 cases (551 on Wednesday).

-- Center: 421 cases (418 on Wednesday).

-- Washington: 76 cases (75 on Wednesday).

-- Union: 78 cases (unchanged from Wednesday).

Indiana 955 new cases; 11 deaths

The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) was reporting this morning 955 new cases of COVID-19 over the last 24 hours (506 new cases on Wednesday), to bring the total so far to 83,277, up from 82,336 on Wednesday.

ISDH was also reporting 11 additional COVID-19 deaths over the last 24 hours (15 additional deaths on Wednesday), to bring the total to date to 3,203, up from 3,192 on Wednesday.

Marion County has the most reported cases, 17,068 (16,944 on Wednesday); and the most deaths, 742 (740). Lake County has reported 8,355 cases (8,298) and 288 deaths (287), the second highest in the state in both categories. LaPorte County has reported 1,042 cases and 30 deaths (1,016 and 30).

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 212 presumptive deaths was reported today, unchanged from Wednesday.


Posted 8/20/2020





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