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Counties see few positive cases over past week

Mifflin County new total up to 63

From staff reports

Local counties saw a small number of new cases of COVID-19 over the past seven days, according to data released Monday by the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

Mifflin County reported two new cases for a new to-date total of 63. Mifflin County remained at one death to date attributed to the virus.

Juniata County saw its total rise by three cases to 111 while remaining at five deaths.

Snyder County reported four new cases and its second virus-related death. Snyder County’s to-date totals stand at 65 cases and two deaths.

In Huntingdon County, 11 new cases were reported for a new total of 251. Huntingdon County’s official virus death total remained at four.

Perry County saw three new cases for a new total of 86. There have been five virus-related deaths in Perry County, although none were reported this week.

Statewide, there have been 85,988 cases of COVID-19 to date with 78% of those who developed COVID-19 having recovered. There have been 6,614 deaths attributed to the virus in Pennsylvania.

As of today, 66 of 67 counties in Pennsylvania are in the least-restrictive “green” phase of Gov. Tom Wolf’s gradual reopening plan. Lebanon County — the last remaining in “yellow” — moves to green on Friday.

The governor’s office has yet to give any guidance as to what criteria counties will need to meet in order to remove remaining restrictions once it has reached the green phase, nor has it given guidance as to what may cause a county to regress to the yellow or red phases.

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