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6 additional virus deaths reported in Mifflin County

Coroner gives own numbers

From staff reports

An additional six people are dead due to COVID-19 in Mifflin County, according to data released Thursday by the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

According to health department numbers, Mifflin County now has had 144 residents perish due to the virus. But, Mifflin County also saw a day with only eight new cases reported. Mifflin County’s official total of people who have tested positive so far is 4,062.

Mifflin County Coroner Daniel P. Lynch reports that as of Wednesday, 14 more people died as the result of the virus, bringing the total since Nov. 8 to 160. Lynch’s number is reflective of the number of people whose deaths occurred in Mifflin County. The health department counts only the number of residents from a particular county who have died.

In Juniata County, 11 new cases were reported as were two additional deaths. Juniata County has had 1,623 cases and 73 deaths so far.

Snyder County reported 12 new cases and two new deaths for totals of 2,393 cases adn 63 deaths.

In Huntingdon County, a spike of 38 new cases was reported Thursday as well as three more deaths. Huntingdon County has had 3,682 cases and 103 deaths so far.

Perry County reported 12 new cases and one additional death. Perry County’s totals are 2,274 cases and 65 deaths.

In Mifflin County, 20 COVID-19 patients are currently hospitalized with four in the adult intensive care unit and using ventilators to assist with breathing. In Huntingdon County, seven COVID patients are hospitalized with just one in the ICU. No patients in Huntingdon County are currently using a ventilator, according to the health department.

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