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Centre still spiking; adds 102 COVID-19 new cases

BELLEFONTE — Centre County’s COVID-19 numbers continue to climb. Centre County added 102 cases over the past two days. The county now has 1,237 cases of the deadly virus.

Lycoming County added three cases and Clinton County added one on Tuesday. The Pennsylvania Department of Health is no longer providing COVID-19 updates on Sundays, so Monday’s report included numbers for both days. Lycoming County now has 588 cases and Clinton County has 170.

But Centre County continues to be the epicenter of the COVID-19 spread in the state, adding 751 new cases in the past two weeks. Centre County’s five highest single-day cases have come in the past five days — 184 (Sept. 9), 137 (Sept. 11), 102 (Monday), 73 (Sept. 12) and 55 (Sept. 10).

Throughout the state, the DOH reported 1,258 new positives for the past two days. It added 620 on Sunday and 638 on Monday. However, due to a reporting delay, Philadelphia’s new cases for Monday were not included in Monday’s total.

Pennsylvania now has 145,063 total cases of COVID-19.

There were also 20,609 new negative tests in Pennsylvania. A total of 1,684,609 Pennsylvania residents have tested negative for the virus. In Centre County, there were 317 negative tests. A total of 20,376 have tested negative for the virus. In Clinton County, there were 26 additional negative tests. Its total now stands at 3,799 negatives.

The DOH reported seven new COVID-19 deaths in the Commonwealth. A total of 7,869 Pennsylvanians have died from the virus. Centre County’s death toll stands at 11; Clinton County has had five deaths.

The DOH estimates that 82 percent of COVID-19 patients in Pennsylvania have recovered. Throughout Pennsylvania, a total of 472 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized. Most COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths have been in patients 65 and older, according to DOH data.

In nearby counties, the numbers look like this: Blair (532), Cambria (525), Union (435), Clearfield (286), Tioga (52), Potter (25) and Cameron (8).

For more information on COVID-19 and the numbers, visit the DOH website at health.pa.gov.

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