The Porter County
Health Department was reporting this morning 14 new cases of COVID-19 over
the last 24 hours (18 new cases on Tuesday), to bring the total so far to
1,621, up from 1,607 on Tuesday.
Of those 14 new
cases, only 7--or 50 percent--were diagnosed among the younger demographics:
one in the 0-19 (216 total); one in the 20-29 (328 total); and five in the
30-39 (238 total). Total in the 40-49: 257.
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. However, over the last 20 days--since Thursday, Aug.
6--that proportion has dropped precipitously. Of the 371 new cases reported
in that period, only 227 were diagnosed in persons under 50: or 61 percent.
That fact would seem to indicate that the surge of new cases in the younger
demographics in July is spreading into the older and more vulnerable
Two new cases,
moreover, were reported today in Porter County’s long-term care facilities,
to bring the total to date to 104, up from 102 on Tuesday. Two of those
patients are hospitalized, up from one on Tuesday. Seventy-two of those
patients have recovered and 27 have died, unchanged from Tuesday. Over the
last six days, the Health Department has reported a total of three new cases
in long-term facilities. Prior to Friday, Aug. 21, there had been no new
COVID-19 cases reported in a long-term care facility since June 30.
have also nearly doubled overnight, with a total of seven today, up from
four on Tuesday; while 1,400 have recovered, unchanged from Tuesday. Total
active cases in Porter County: 178, up from 164 on Tuesday.
To date, 216 cases
have been diagnosed in children or teens, or 13.3 percent of all cases (13.3
percent on Tuesday). On July 7, only 39 children or teens had been diagnosed
of the 765 total cases at the time: or 5.1 percent.
Department reported no additional deaths today. To date 43 Porter County
residents have succumbed to COVID-19.
Duneland cases by
-- Westchester: 162
cases (160 on Tuesday). Twenty-four active cases.
-- Liberty: 84
cases (unchanged from Tuesday). Eleven active cases.
-- Jackson: 22
cases (21 on Tuesday). Three active cases.
-- Pine: 10 cases
(unchanged from Tuesday). One active case.
-- Portage: 590
cases (589 on Tuesday). Fifty-eight active cases.
-- Center: 451
cases (447 on Tuesday). Forty-four active cases. Total includes Valparaiso
The Indiana State
Department of Health (ISDH) was reporting this morning 971 new cases of
COVID-19 over the last 24 hours (841 new cases on Tuesday), to bring the
total so far to 89,359, up from 88,421 on Tuesday.
ISDH was also
reporting 18 additional COVID-19 deaths over the last 24 hours (16
additional deaths on Tuesday), to bring the total to date to 3,271, up from
3,253 on Tuesday.
Marion County has
reported the most cases of any county in the state, 17,833 (17,678 on
Tuesday); and the most deaths, 745 (745). Lake County has reported 8,799
cases (8,744) and 293 deaths (292), the second highest in the state in both
categories. LaPorte County has reported 1,127 cases and 31 deaths (1,122 and
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 218 presumptive deaths was reported today, unchanged from Tuesday.