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Six more C19 cases in Porter County

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The Porter County Health Department was reporting this morning six new COVID-19 cases (seven new cases on Tuesday), to bring the total so far to 563.

Sixteen patients are currently hospitalized, unchanged from Tuesday; while 338 have recovered, also unchanged from Tuesday (and unchanged since Friday).


No additional deaths were reported this morning.

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 age group: six 50-59; one 60-69; four 70-79; eight 80-89; and eight 90-and-over. Twelve men have died and 15 women.

Total active cases in Porter County, after subtracting deaths and recoveries: 198, up from 192 on Tuesday.

Long-term Care Facilities

To date, 93 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Porter County's long-term care facilities, unchanged from Tuesday.

Eighteen have died, seven are currently hospitalized, and two have recovered, unchanged from Tuesday.


Total COVID-19 tesets conducted in Porter County as of Tuesday, according to the Indiana State Department of Health: 4,944, up from 4,832 on Tuesday.

Duneland Cases by Township

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

-- Liberty: 25 cases, one death, two hospitalizations, 17 recoveries (unchanged from Tuesday). Seven active cases.

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

-- Pine: Three cases, no hospitalizations, three recoveries. No active cases.

Other hard-hit townships:

-- Portage: 232 cases (229 on Tuesday), 13 deaths (13), three hospitalizations (three), 134 recoveries (134).

Center: 151 cases (148 on Tuesday), nine deaths (nine), nine hospitalizations (nine), 64 recoveries (64).

Washington: 49 cases, no deaths, no hospitalizations, 47 recoveries (unchanged from Tuesday).

Union: 22 cases, no deaths, one hospitalization, 47 recoveries (unchanged from Tuesday).




Posted 6/3/2020




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