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LHU reports 32 additional COVID-19 positives Tuesday

LOCK HAVEN – Lock Haven University reported 40 total positive cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday afternoon, an uptick of 32 cases since school began on Monday, Aug. 24.

So far 822 students and staff have received asymptomatic testing with 781 testing negative for the virus. As it stands there is a 4.9% positivity rate at the university, according to their COVID-19 dashboard at https://lockhaven.edu/Covid19Dashboard/index.html.

A positivity rate of 5.0% is the benchmark for high risk of community spread, LHU President Dr. Robert Pignatello said last week.

In Clinton County, one new case of COVID-19 was reported on Tuesday, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

Since the outbreak first began there have been 137 total cases of COVID-19 in the county. Of those 121 are confirmed and 16 are probable. So far 3,516 people have tested negative to the virus.

Centre County increased by five cases with 444 confirmed and 47 probable, the department said.

Lycoming County added four new cases as well with 495 confirmed and 31 probable, the department of health said.

Statewide, 770 new cases were reported, increasing the total to 134,795 since the outbreak first began.

The Department of Health reported 7,691 deaths on Monday and increase of 18 from the previous day. In Clinton County, there have been five confirmed deaths. The health department has reported 11 deaths for Centre County and 23 in Lycoming County.

An estimated 81 percent of patients – about 109,183 people – with the virus have recovered, according to the department.

A total of 1,539,969 patients in Pennsylvania have tested negative for COVID-19.

Individual county data for Pennsylvania is available at the Department of Health website.

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