PA adds 4,361 COVID-19 cases Tuesday
The statewide COVID-19 numbers continue to skyrocket.
On Tuesday, the Pennsylvania Department of Health reported a record number of positive cases – 4,361. This total is the state’s highest single-day increase to date, according to the DOH. Pennsylvania has had a total of 238,657 COVID-19 cases.
Locally, Clinton County reported 11 new positive cases on Tuesday. Its total now stands at 342. In Centre County there were 34 new COVID-19 cases reported. Its total now stands at 4,713.
As far as negative tests are concerned, Centre County had 155 new negative test results, increasing its total to 39,695. Clinton County had 36 new negative test results, increasing its total 5,394. Statewide, there were 14,929 new negative results statewide to bring Pennsylvania’s total to 2,470,785.
Throughout the Commonwealth, there are a total of 1,827 COVID-19 patients hospitalized. Of that number, 393 patients are in the intensive care unit with COVID-19 with most of the patients being 65 or older.
The DOH also reported 62 new deaths. A total of 9,086 Pennsylvanians have died from COVID-19. DOH lists 22 COVID-19 deaths among Centre County residents. The Centre County coroner’s office has has confirmed 20 of those, ranging in age from 62 to 101. A total of eight Clinton County residents have died from COVID-19.
Most COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths have been in patients 65 and older.
An estimated 72 percent of COVID-19 patients – about 171,833 – in the state have recovered, according to a DOH calculation.
Lycoming County added 10 cases to its count on Tuesday. Its total now stands at 1,127. In other nearby counties, the numbers look like this: Blair (2,002), Cambria (1,704), Union (858), Clearfield (632), Potter (82) and Cameron (15).
For more information about COVID-19 or to take a closer look at the numbers, visit health.pa.gov.