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Porter County's new C19 case count jumps to 32

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Porter Countys new C19 case count jumps to 32

The Porter County Health Department was reporting this morning 32 new COVID-19 cases over the last 24 hours (14 new cases on Thursday), to bring the total so far to 2,145, up from 2,113 on Thursday.

Of those 32 new cases, 16--or 50 percent--were diagnosed in the younger demographics: three in the 0-19 (320 total); seven in the 20-29 (425 total); four in the 30-39 (324 total); and two in the 40-49 (320 total).

To date, 320 cases have been diagnosed in children or teens, or 14.9 percent of all cases (15 percent on Thursday). On July 7, only 39 children or teens had been diagnosed of the 765 total cases at the time: or 5.1 percent.

Meanwhile, seven patients are currently hospitalized, up from six on Thursday. Total active cases in Porter County: 250, up from 218 on Thursday.

A total of 119 COVID-19 cases has been reported in Porter County long-term care facilities, unchanged from Thursday. Of those 119, 31 have died, 85 recovered, and none is currently hospitalized, all unchanged from Thursday. As of today, there were three active COVID-19 cases in the county’s long-term care facilities, also unchanged from Thursday.

Duneland cases by township:

-- Westchester: 244 cases (239 on Thursday). Thirty-seven active cases.

-- Liberty: 125 cases (120 on Thursday). Twenty active cases.

-- Jackson: 42 cases (40 on Thursday). Thirteen active cases.

-- Pine: 11 cases (unchanged from Tuesday). No active cases.

Other townships:

-- Portage: 732 cases (723 on Thursday). Seventy-four active cases.

-- Center: 589 ases (580 on Thursday). Fifty-seven active cases. Center Township’s total includes Valparaiso University students.

-- Washington: 95 cases (unchanged from Thursday). Six active cases. Washington Township’s total includes Porter County Jail inmates.

-- Union: 117 cases (116 on Thursday). Seventeen active cases.

Statewide: 1,195 new cases

The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) was reporting this morning 1,195 new COVID-19 cases over the last 24 hours (920 new cases on Thursday), to bring the total so far to 115,407, up from 114,236 on Thursday.

ISDH was also reporting 18 additional COVID-19 deaths over the last 24 hours (18 additional deaths on Thursday), to bring the total to date to 3,577, up from 3,559 on Thursday.

Marion County was reporting today 21,196 cases (20,941 on Thursday) and 765 deaths (764), the most in the state in both categories. Lake County was reporting 10,493 cases (10,397) and 323 deaths (321), the second most in the state in both categories. LaPorte County was reporting 1,423 cases (1,405) and 40 deaths (40).


Posted 9/25/2020




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