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Centre County Adds 2 New COVID-19 Cases

by on August 08, 2020 12:03 PM

The Pennsylvania Department of Health on Saturday reported two new COVID-19 cases in Centre County, bringing its total to 370 since the first was reported on March 20.

The county also had 155 new negative test results. A total of 9,491 patients in Centre County have tested negative for the virus.

In the past two weeks Centre County has added 57 new COVID-19 cases.

Health department data shows no COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized in Centre County as of noon on Saturday. Across Pennsylvania, 634 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized, with 106 requiring use of a ventilator, according to DOH.

Statewide, the health department reported 813 new positives, increasing Pennsylvania's total to 118,092.

An estimated 77% of COVID-19 patients in the state — about 90,931 — have recovered, according to a DOH calculation.

A total of 1,214,965 patients in Pennsylvania have tested negative, an increase of 15,345 since Friday. Over the past seven days, 150,527 COVID-19 tests have been administered in Pennsylvania with 5,231 positive cases.

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

  • 1% are ages 0-4;
  • 1% are ages 5-12;
  • 3% are ages 13-18;
  • 9% are ages 19-24; 
  • Nearly 38% are ages 25-49; 
  • Nearly 23% are ages 50-64; and
  • 24% are ages 65 or older.

The health department reported 16 new deaths attributed to the virus in the state, bringing Pennsylvania's total at 7,313. DOH lists a total of 10 COVID-19 deaths for Centre County, though the Centre County Coroner's Office has confirmed only seven. The most recent COVID-19 death in the county was reported on July 28.

Most hospitalizations and deaths statewide have been among patients 65 and older.

Among the state's total cases, 114,755 are confirmed and 3,337 are probable. In Centre County, 331 are confirmed and 39 are probable. 

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

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

16801 (State College): 76 confirmed, 12 probable

16823 (Bellefonte): 63 confirmed, 6 probable

16803 (State College): 49 confirmed, 6 probable

16875 (Spring Mills): 20 confirmed

16841 (Howard): 16 confirmed, 1-4 probable

16866 (Philipsburg): 16 confirmed

16827 (Boalsburg): 15 confirmed

16870 (Port Matilda): 14 confirmed [+1]

16828 (Centre Hall): 11 confirmed, 1-4 probable

16853 (Milesburg): 6 confirmed

16865 (Pennsylvania Furnace) 5 confirmed

16820 (Aaronsburg) 5 confirmed

16854 (Millheim) 5 confirmed

16802 (University Park), 16804 (State College), 16826 (Blanchard), 16829 (Clarence), 16832 (Coburn), 16844 (Julian), 16845 (Karthaus), 16851 (Lemont), 16852 (Madisonburg), 16856 (Mingoville), 16868 (Pine Grove Mills), 16872 (Rebersburg), 16874 (Snow Shoe), 16877 (Warrior's Mark) and 16882 (Woodward) each have 1-4 confirmed or probable cases.

Case totals remained unchanged at Centre County nursing and personal care homes, which have had a total of 33 cases among residents and 19 among employees at five facilities.

Among Centre County's bordering counties, Huntingdon now has 305 [+5] total cases, Blair has 274 [+9], Union has 218 [+2], Clearfield has 166 [+10], Mifflin has 120 [+4] and Clinton has 119.



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