County sees no increase in virus numbers
LOCK HAVEN — Clinton County has remained steady over the weekend with no increase in COVID-19 case numbers.
To date, 80 people in the county have tested positive for the virus, the Pennsylvania Department of Health said. Of those, 70 have been confirmed and 10 are considered probable, according to the department.
Nearby Lycoming and Centre counties haven’t had the same luck, each seeing an increase of cases over the weekend.
Centre County saw cases increase to 211 confirmed cases and 16 probable.
Lycoming County cases went up to 202 confirmed cases and also saw multiple new probable cases, bumping that total up to 12, the department reports.
Throughout the commonwealth, 734,846 people have tested negative for the virus since the outbreak first began. This includes 1,469 in Clinton; 4,789 in Centre; and 4,759 in Lycoming.
The department reported 37 new COVID-19 related deaths this weekend, increasing the total to 6,749. Of those, four were reported in Clinton; seven in Centre; and 20 in Lycoming.
Pennsylvania, like many states across the country, has experienced spikes in new cases.
Over the weekend 1,113 new virus cases were reported, increasing the total to 89,854, according to the department.
The department also reported that 78 percent — 70,086 people — have recovered from the virus.
Secretery of Health Dr. Rachel Levine is encouraging residents to follow state guidelines to prevent even more spread of the virus.
“As the entire state is now in the green phase, we must remain committed to protecting against COVID-19 by wearing a mask, practicing social distancing and avoiding large gatherings,” Levine said. “Pennsylvania has been a model for the country on how to reopen effectively using a careful, measured approach. However, the virus has not gone away and we are seeing cases rise, especially in Southwest Pennsylvania.”
Levine reminded residents to wear a mask while in a business and whenever leaving their home to prevent the spread.
Individual county date for Pennsylvania is available at the Department of Health website, health.pa.gov.