One additional COVID-19-related death was reported Thursday in Porter County as the Region saw over 110 new cases and Indiana's case total surpassed 65,000 total, health data showed.

The Region saw 112 new confirmed cases overall, while Indiana saw over 970 additional cases, according to updated health statistics provided Thursday by the Indiana State Department of Health and local health departments.

Death totals across the Region included 266 in Lake County, 41 in Porter County, 29 in LaPorte County, 10 in Newton County and two in Jasper County.

There were 13 new deaths statewide Thursday, bringing the state's total to 2,746. New deaths were reported between June 14 and Wednesday. All data were provisional and subject to change as more information is reported to the state.

ISDH listed another 200 deaths as probable, up one from the day before. A probable death means there was no positive test on record but a physician listed COVID-19 as a contributing cause, based on X-rays, scans and other clinical symptoms. One of the deaths in Porter County's total was listed as probable.

Lake County reported 57 new cases, bringing its total to 6,878. Porter County added 33 more cases, bringing its total to 1,145. LaPorte County's cases increased by 17, for a total of 787. Jasper County saw five new cases, bringing its total to 194. Newton County did not add cases, leaving its total at 108.

ISDH reported 970 new cases across Indiana Thursday, bringing the state's total to 65,253. New cases were reported Wednesday.

Lake County health officials said they would no longer report community totals on their website because they believed the data on ISDH's website was more detailed. The state's data does not reflect community death totals. However, case totals are available by ZIP code through the state health department's website.

The East Chicago Health Department reported Thursday 727 cases and 14 deaths.

The Gary Health Department on Tuesday reported 1,047 positive COVID-19 cases and 63 deaths.

Of Lake County's total 266 deaths, 119 were from long-term care facilities, the Lake County Health Department reported. The county's 6,878 case total included 439 residents and 204 staff at those facilities.
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