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State’s COVID-19 cases continue to rise

The statewide COVID-19 numbers continue to grow.

On Wednesday, the Pennsylvania Department of Health reported another record number of positive cases ­ 4,711. This total is the state’s highest single-day increase to date, according to the DOH. Pennsylvania has had a total of 243,368 COVID-19 cases.

Locally, Clinton County reported 7 new positive cases on Wednesday. Its total now stands at 349. In Centre County there were 55 new COVID-19 cases reported. Its total now stands at 4,768.

As far as negative tests are concerned, Centre County had 199 new negative test results, increasing its total to 39,894. Clinton County had 79 new negative test results, increasing its total 5,428. Statewide, there were 17,976 new negative results statewide to bring Pennsylvania’s total to 2,488,761.

Throughout the Commonwealth, there are a total of 1,948 COVID-19 patients hospitalized. Of that number, 417 patients are in the intensive care unit with COVID-19 with most of the patients being 65 or older.

The DOH also reported 59 new deaths. A total of 9,145 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 in the state have recovered, according to a DOH calculation.

Lycoming County added 46 cases to its count on Wednesday. Its total now stands at 1,173. In other nearby counties, the numbers look like this: Blair (2,076), Cambria (1,780), Union (868), Clearfield (670), Potter (84) and Cameron (16).

For more information about COVID-19 or to take a closer look at the numbers, visit health.pa.gov.

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