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Huntingdon County sees a surge in COVID-19 cases

Pa. Department of Health reports 64 new cases

Huntingdon County saw a steep increase in COVID-19 cases as it added 64 positive tests to its official total over the weekend, according the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, there have been 110 inmates and 36 staff at the prison to test positive for COVID-19. The state has said that all inmates at a state prison are considered to be residents of the county in which the prison is located while staff are counted in their true county of residence.

Mifflin County saw a minimal increase to its total, adding two new cases for a total of 52 cases with 846 negative tests, while Juniata County held steady at 93 cases with one death and 208 negative tests.

No COVID-19 patients seeking care in Mifflin County are currently on ventilators. Statewide, there are 2,235 patients hospitalized due to COVID-19, 472 of which are on ventilators.

Perry County added one case for a total of 35 cases with one death and 361 negative tests. Snyder County on Sunday marked its 13th consecutive day without reporting a new positive test. Snyder County’s total stands at 33 cases with one death and 266 negative tests. Snyder County is one of 24 counties now in the “yellow” phase of reopening.

In other nearby counties, Centre reported just two new cases, increasing its total to 119, although it reported its second death with 1,248 negative tests. Dauphin County added 59 new cases to its totals, which now stand at 823 cases with 36 deaths and 4,778 negative tests. Franklin County reported 41 new cases for a total of 493 with 12 deaths and 3,609 negative tests. Union County saw its total remain at 40 cases with one death and now 661 negative tests.

Statewide there have been a total of 56,611 cases of COVID-19 with 3,707 deaths attributed to the virus. There have been 227,772 negative tests in Pennsylvania.

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