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Centre County Adds 127 COVID-19 Cases

by on October 06, 2020 12:03 PM

Centre County reported 127 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday to bring its total to 3,171 since the first was confirmed in March.

The county also had 682 new negative test results. A total of 29,087 patients in Centre County have tested negative for the virus.

According to DOH data, Centre County currently has eight COVID-19 hospitalizations, an increase of five since Monday.

On Tuesday morning, DOH announced the free COVID-19 testing site at the Nittany Mall has been extended through Saturday, open 7 a.m.-6 p.m. each day. Centre County has the highest positivity rate in the state for the third consecutive week at 9.4%, down from 12% the previous week, according to the state's early warning monitoring dashboard. It also had the highest incidence rate for the fourth consecutive week at 291.1 cases per 100,000 people, down from 322.5 the prior week.

Statewide, the health department reported 1,036 new positives on Tuesday, increasing Pennsylvania's total to 165,243.

There were 11,040 new negative test results statewide. A total of 1,951,992 patients in Pennsylvania have tested negative for the virus.

An estimated 82% of COVID-19 patients in the state have recovered, according to a DOH calculation.

Across Pennsylvania, 594 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized, with 75 requiring use of a ventilator.

The health department reported 17 new COVID-19 deaths, bringing the state's total at 8,244. DOH has reported 11 total COVID-19 deaths for Centre County. The coroner's office has confirmed only eight, the most recent reported on Sept. 30. Deaths confirmed by the coroner's office range in age from 74 to 101.

Most COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths have been among patients 65 and older.

Of the patients who have tested positive to date the age breakdown is as follows:

  • Approximately 1% are ages 0-4;
  • Nearly 2% are ages 5-12;
  • Nearly 5% are ages 13-18;
  • Nearly 14% are ages 19-24; 
  • Nearly 36% are ages 25-49; 
  • Approximately 21% are ages 50-64; and
  • Nearly 22% are ages 65 or older.

Among Pennsylvania's total cases, 159,590 are confirmed and 5,653 are probable. In Centre County, 3,100 are confirmed and 71 are probable. All but one of Tuesday's cases were confirmed.

Centre County's cases by zip code, according to available DOH data:

*Note: Specific numbers for zip codes with 1-4 cases are redacted by the health department. Increases are in brackets.

16801 (State College): 1,991 confirmed [+71], 29 probable

16802 (University Park): 480 confirmed [+32], 1-4 probable

16803 (State College): 210 confirmed [+14], 9 probable

16823 (Bellefonte): 103 confirmed [+2], 11 probable

16870 (Port Matilda): 30 confirmed, 1-4 probable

16866 (Philipsburg): 29 confirmed, 1-4 probable

16827 (Boalsburg): 28 confirmed [+1]

16875 (Spring Mills): 26 confirmed

16841 (Howard): 27 confirmed [+1], 1-4 probable

16853 (Milesburg): 19 confirmed

16828 (Centre Hall): 17 confirmed [+1], 1-4 probable

16851 (Lemont) 10 confirmed

16845 (Karthaus) 8 confirmed

16820 (Aaronsburg) 7 confirmed, 1-4 probable [+1]

16877 (Warrior's Mark) 7 confirmed

16854 (Millheim) 7 confirmed [+1], 1-4 probable

16844 (Julian) 6 confirmed

16872 (Rebersburg) 5 confirmed [+1]

16865 (Pennsylvania Furnace) 5 confirmed

16677 (Sandy Ridge), 16804 (State College), 16826 (Blanchard), 16829 (Clarence), 16832 (Coburn), 16835 (Fleming), 16852 (Madisonburg), 16856 (Mingoville), 16868 (Pine Grove Mills), 16874 (Snow Shoe) and 16882 (Woodward) each have 1-4 confirmed or probable cases.

Among Centre County's bordering counties, Blair now has 810 [+15] total cases, Union has 571 [+3], Huntingdon has 449 [+3], Clearfield has 347 [+2], Mifflin has 248 [+7] and Clinton has 217.



Geoff Rushton is managing editor for StateCollege.com. Contact him at [email protected] or find him on Twitter at @geoffrushton.
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