County Reported Cases

As Of 10:30 AM On March 29:

In their March 29th daily update at 10:30 AM, the Porter County Health Department reported a total of 15 positive COVID-19 test results for residents of Porter County. The number of reported positive cases are “real time” numbers provided to the Porter County Health Department each morning.  The number of positive cases reported on the Indiana State Department of Health usually lag in their reporting as they update their website once a day, usually late in the evening.

Some of the reported positives are receiving treatment in a health care facility and the remainder are self-isolating at home. The individuals that are self-isolating at home are being contacted twice a day by staff at the Porter County Health Department to closely monitor their condition for any deterioration. Due to privacy laws, no additional information about the individuals will be released.

The Health Department thoroughly investigates each case, tracking down not only close contacts but any contact by finding out where the individual was when symptoms started as well as who they were with.  Health Department staff has had extensive training in communicable disease investigation as well as ample resources provided by the state.

NOTE: Beginning today we will be reporting information on positive cases around 10:30 every morning.

As Of 9:00 AM On March 28:

In their March 28th daily update, the Porter County Health Department has reported no new positive COVID-19 test results in the last 24 hours. As of this morning, we remain at a total of eight positive COVID-19 cases for residents within Porter County.  The number of reported positive cases are “real time” numbers provided to the Porter County Health Department each morning.  The number of positive cases reported on the Indiana State Department of Health usually lag in their reporting as they update their website once a day, usually late in the evening.

Some of the reported positives are receiving treatment in a health care facility and the remainder are self-isolating at home. The individuals that are self-isolating at home are being contacted twice a day by staff at the Porter County Health Department to closely monitor their condition for any deterioration. Due to privacy laws, no additional information about the individuals will be released.

The Health Department thoroughly investigates each case, tracking down not only close contacts but any contact by finding out where the individual was when symptoms started as well as who they were with.  Health Department staff has had extensive training in communicable disease investigation as well as ample resources provided by the state.

As Of 11:00 AM on March 27:

Earlier today, the Porter County Health Department previously reported a total number of nine positive COVID-19 Tests for Porter County Residents. Through the contact investigation conducted by the Health Department for every positive test result, they have learned that out of the nine, one was a truck driver driving through Porter County but lives in New York.  The truck driver previously tested positive in New York and chose to travel. While driving through Porter County, the driver experienced respiratory issues while in Porter County and drove to Porter Regional Hospital where the driver was tested and resulted in positive for COVID-19.  The driver has gone through the 14 day isolation, symptoms were treated at the hospital, has now tested clear of the virus and has been discharged and sent back home to New York.  This brings our positive cases in Porter County down to eight Porter County residents.

As of 9:00 AM on March 27:

In their daily update, the Porter County Health Department has reported no new positive COVID-19 test results in the last 24 hours.

As of this morning, we remain at a total of nine positive COVID-19 cases within Porter County.  Some of the reported positives are receiving treatment in a health care facility and the remainder are self-isolating at home. The individuals that are self-isolating at home are being contacted twice a day by staff at the Porter County Health Department to closely monitor their condition for any deterioration. Due to privacy laws, no additional information about the individuals will be released.

The Health Department thoroughly investigates each case, tracking down not only close contacts but any contact by finding out where the individual was when symptoms started as well as who they were with.  Health Department staff has had extensive training in communicable disease investigation as well as ample resources provided by the state.