The Porter County
Health Department was reporting this morning two additional deaths from
COVID-19 in the county.
Both victims were
Westchester Township residents, both were in the 70-79 demographic, and both
resided in long-term care facilities. The Health Department reported the
first death on Saturday and the second today.
To date, 45 Porter
County residents have succumbed to COVID-19. Ten have been Dunelanders:
eight, Westchester Township residents; two, Liberty Township residents.
Eighteen Portage Township residents have died; 16 Center Township residents;
and one Union Township resident. Twenty-nine of the 45--or 64 percent--were
residents of long-term care facilities.
demographic: six in the 50-59; four in the 60-69; 11 in the 70-79; 12 in the
80-89; and 12 in the 90-and-over.
Department was also reporting this morning 58 new COVID-19 cases over the
last four days (24 new cases on Friday), to bring the total so far to 1,859,
up from 1,801 on Friday.
Department reported 27 new cases on Saturday; 15 on Sunday; nine on Monday;
and seven today.
Of those 58 new
cases, 39--or 67 percent--have been diagnosed among the younger
demographics: 10 in the 9-19 (267 total); 15 in the 20-29 (372 total); seven
in the 30-39 (279 total); and seven in the 40-49 (287 total).
To date, 267 cases
have been diagnosed in children or teens, or 14.4 percent of all cases (14.3
percent on Friday). Of those, according to the Health Department, 49 cases
have been diagnosed in children 10 and under; 65 in children 11-16; and 142
in youths 17-19.
Eight patients are
currently hospitalized, up from seven on Friday. Total active cases in
Porter County: 251, up from 195 on Friday.
cases have been reported to date in long-term care facilities in Porter
County, up from 110 on Friday. Of those 29 have died, one is currently
hospitalized, and 74 have recovered.
Duneland cases by
-- Westchester: 201
cases (192 cases on Friday). Thirty-nine active cases.
-- Liberty: 99
cases (95 cases on Friday). Fifteen active cases.
-- Jackson: 28
cases (25 cases on Friday). Seven active cases.
-- Pine: 11 cases
(unchanged from Friday). One active case.
-- Portage: 651
cases (634 on Friday). Sixty-two active cases.
-- Center: 521
cases (508 on Friday). Seventy-two active cases. Center Township’s total
includes Valparaiso University students.
-- Washington: 89
cases (84 on Friday). Eleven active cases. Washington Township’s total
includes Porter County Jail inmates.
-- Union: 100 cases
(99 on Friday). Eighteen active cases.
The Indiana State
Department of Health (ISDH) was reporting this morning 2,896 new cases of
COVID-19 over the last four days (1,044 new cases on Friday), to bring the
total so far to 100,780, up from 97,884 on Friday.
ISDH reported 1,085
new cases on Saturday; 851 on Sunday; 566 on Monday; and 394 today.
ISDH was also
reporting 32 additional COVID-19 deaths over the last four days (18
additional deaths on Friday), to bring the total to date to 3,393, up from
3,361 on Friday.
Marion County was
reporting today 19,307 cases (18,956 on Friday) and 750 deaths (750), the
most in the state in both categories. Lake County was reporting 9,567 cases
(9,346) and 299 deaths (298), the second most in the state in both
categories. LaPorte County was reporting 1,250 cases (1,212) and 37 deaths
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 224 presumptive deaths was reported today, up from 223 on Thursday.