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Local counties see a slight uptick in new case frequency

Data shows no additional local COVID-19 deaths have been reported over the past week

From staff reports

Local counties saw a slight uptick in the frequency of new cases of COVID-19 over the past seven days, but no additional virus-related deaths were reported, according to data released Monday by the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

In Mifflin County, nine new cases were reported over the past week, bringing the to-date total to 74. Mifflin County has had one death attributed to the virus since the pandemic began in March.

Juniata County reported just three new cases over the past week for a total of 116 to date. Juniata County has had six virus-caused deaths.

Snyder County added four new cases in the past seven days for a new total of 72. Snyder County has had two deaths attributed to the virus so far.

Huntingdon County reported six new cases over the past week for a total of 260. Huntingdon County’s official death total remains at four. Most of Huntingdon County’s cases and deaths are from the outbreak at State Correctional Facility Huntingdon, whose inmates are considered by the state as county residents.

In Perry County, eight new cases were reported in the past seven days, bringing that county’s total to 94. Perry County has had five deaths caused by the virus.

“As the entire state is now in the green phase, we must remain committed to protecting against COVID-19 by wearing a mask, practicing social distancing and avoiding large gatherings,” Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said. “Pennsylvania has been a model for the country on how to reopen effectively using a careful, measured approach. However, the virus has not gone away and we are seeing cases rise, especially in Southwest Pennsylvania.”

Statewide, there have been 95,742 cases of COVID-19 so far. Of those in Pennsylvania who have tested positive, 77% have already recovered. There have been 6,911 total deaths attributed to COVID-19 among Pennsylvania residents so far.

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