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Centre County Adds 2 New Cases of COVID-19; Statewide Total Reaches 66,258

by on May 22, 2020 12:10 PM

Centre County added two new COVID-19 cases on Friday, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health. The county has now had 138 cases of the virus since the first was reported on March 20.

Statewide, the health department reported 866 new positives, bringing Pennsylvania's total to 66,258. It was the 12th consecutive day the state reported fewer than 1,000 new cases.

For the first time, DOH included information about patient recoveries, using a formula to determine about 57 percent — 37,767— of Pennsylvanians with the virus have recovered.

"Individuals who have recovered is determined using a calculation, similar to what is being done by several other states," the report said. "If a case has not been reported as a death, and it is more than 30 days past the date of their first positive test (or onset of symptoms) then an individual is considered recovered."

Pennsylvania has had 4,984 deaths attributed to the virus, including 115 added to the count by DOH on Friday. Centre County has had five COVID-19 deaths, the most recent occurring on May 14.

The county's overall case counts by zip code are:

16823 (Bellefonte): 39

16801 (State College): 31

16803 (State College): 21

16827 (Boalsburg): 9 

16870 (Port Matilda): 8

16828 (Centre Hall), 16866 (Philipsburg), 16844 (Julian), 16841 (Howard), 16852 (Madisonburg) each have 1-4 cases. Specific numbers are not provided for zip codes with fewer than five cases.

In the past two weeks, Centre County has reported 21 new cases overall.

Among Centre County's bordering counties, Huntingdon now has 223 cases, Union has 61, Mifflin has 57, Clinton has 48, Blair has 46 and Clearfield has 33.

A total of 312,743 patients in Pennsylvania have tested negative for COVID-19, including 1,763 people in Centre County. Across the state, 1,619 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized, with 351 requiring a ventilator, as of noon on Friday. 

Individual county data for Pennsylvania is available at the Department of Health website.

According to Johns Hopkins University, the United States has had 1,577,758 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 94,729 deaths and 298,418 recoveries.

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