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Two new C19 cases in Porter County

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The Porter County Health Department was reporting this morning two new COVID-19 cases over the last 24 hours (four new cases on Tuesday), to bring the total so far to 650, up from 648 on Tuesday.

Two patients are currently hospitalized (three on Tuesday), while 559 have recovered (525 on Tuesday).

No additional deaths were reported today. Thirty-seven Porter County residents so far have died of COVID-19.

To date, 100 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Porter County’s long-term care facilities (99 on Tuesday), 26 patients have died (26), one is currently hospitalized (two), and 64 have recovered (64).

Duneland cases by township:

-- Westchester: 49 cases (48 on Tuesday). Eight active cases.

-- Liberty: 26 cases (unchanged from Monday). One active case.

-- Jackson: Two cases, neither active.

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

Other townships, all unchanged from Tuesday:

-- Portage: 262 cases.

-- Center: 180 cases.

-- Washington: 51 cases.

  Union: 27 cases.

Statewide: C19 cases top 43000

The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) was reporting this morning 281 new cases of COVID-19 over the last 24 hours (331 new cases on Tuesday), to bring total cases so far to 43,140, up from 42,871 on Tuesday.

ISDH was also reporting today an additional nine deaths over the last 24 hours (an additional 16 deaths on Tuesday), to bring total deaths so far to 2,580, up from 2,571 on Tuesday.

Nursing home cases and deaths to date: 5,147 cases and 1,140 deaths (unchanged from Tuesday).

Marion County has the most reported cases, 10,996 (10,977 on Tuesday); and the most deaths, 673 (669). Lake County has reported 4,525 cases (4,489) and 238 deaths (238), the second highest in the state in both categories. LaPorte County has reported 494 cases and 25 deaths (492 and 25).

The COVID-19 death count includes both confirmed and presumptive deaths. 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. The 192 presumptive deaths are unchanged from Tuesday.



Posted 6/24/2020




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