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Mifflin Co. now over 100 cases

No local deaths to report on

From staff reports

Mifflin County saw a jump of 18 new cases of COVID-19 over the past week, pushing its total of cases to date over 100, according to data released Monday by the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

Mifflin County now stands at 109 cases, 53 of which have come from those living in ZIP code 17044 — Lewistown and the surrounding area. Other ZIP codes in Mifflin County with double-digit case counts are 17004 (Belleville) with 13 and 17051 (McVeytown) with 11.

ZIP codes 17066 (Mount Union) and 17841 (McClure) also have double-digit case counts and include parts of Mifflin County, but those ZIP codes are spread over multiple counties, making it unclear how many of the cases are from Mifflin County.

Snyder (11 more for a total of 98) and Perry (12 more for a total of 120) counties also saw double-digit new case counts over the past week.

Meanwhile, Juniata County experienced a fairly flat week of new cases, adding just two for a new total of 127. Huntingdon County also saw minimal changes to its total, adding only four new cases for a total of 290, most of which is attributed to the outbreak at State Correctional Institution Huntingdon.

No local counties reported COVID-19 deaths over the past week, the third straight week this has been the case. Death totals remain at one in Mifflin County, six in Juniata County, two in Snyder County, four in Huntingdon County and five in Perry County.

“As the state has put in place targeted mitigation efforts to offset recent case increases, we must renew our commitment to protecting against COVID-19 by wearing a mask, practicing social distancing and following the requirements set forth in the orders for bars and restaurants, gatherings and telework,” Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said in a press release. “Pennsylvania has been a model for the country on how to reopen effectively using a careful, measured approach. However, we know the virus has not gone away as we see cases rise, so we must work together to stop another surge.”

Statewide, there have been 114,155 cases of COVID-19 so far. Of those to test positive, 76% have recovered so far. The death total in Pennsylvania remained at 7,209 because the state reported no new deaths on Monday for the first time since March 20, when there had been just one death due to COVID-19.

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