Juniata County adds 7 positive cases to total
From staff reports
For the second consecutive day Juniata County reported seven new cases of COVID-19, pushing its to-date total to 70, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health report on Sunday. A total of 67 tests have come back as negative.
Mifflin County added three more cases for a total of 20 with 516 negative tests. Perry County added three cases while Snyder County added two cases to push totals to 20 and 27, respectively. Both counties have reported a death, while there have been 112 negative tests in Perry County and 120 negative tests in Snyder County.
Huntingdon County added one confirmed cases to raise its total to 13 cases, with 180 negative tests.
Due to health privacy laws, verifiable information on why Juniata County’s total is exponentially higher than its neighbors or why the number of negative tests is so low is not yet publicly available.
In the local five-county area, there are two COVID-19 patients currently requiring use of a ventilator, both of whom are receiving care in Mifflin County. Statewide, there are 2,657 COVID-19 patients hospitalized with 651 of whom are currently using ventilators.
Regionally, Centre County’s total remained unchanged for the second consecutive day at 73, with 596 negative tests. Dauphin County added 57 new cases for a total of 368 and nine deaths with 2,351 negative tests, Franklin County’s total rose by 22 to 111 with 2,131 negative tests and Union County reported one new cases to bring its total to 27 with 407 negative tests.
Statewide there have been 32,284 people confirmed to have tested positive for COVID-19 with 1,112 deaths and 126,570 negative tests to date.
Females account for 53 percent of positive tests, but 608 males have died of the virus compared to 499 females. Gender information was not reported for five of the state’s COVID-19 deaths.