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Centre County Adds 4 New COVID-19 Cases

by on August 07, 2020 12:21 PM

Centre County added four new COVID-19 cases on Friday, bringing its total to 368 since the first was reported on March 20, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

The county also had 159 new negative test results. A total of 9,336 patients in Centre County have tested negative for the virus.

In the past two weeks Centre County has added 62 new COVID-19 cases.

Health department data shows no COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized in Centre County as of noon on Friday. Across Pennsylvania, 651 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized, with 99 requiring use of a ventilator, according to DOH.

Statewide, the health department reported 758 new positives, increasing Pennsylvania's total to 117,279. 

An estimated 77% of COVID-19 patients in the state — about 90,305 — have recovered, according to a DOH calculation.

A total of 1,199,620 patients in Pennsylvania have tested negative, an increase of 15,890 since Thursday. Over the past seven days, 148,658 COVID-19 tests have been administered in Pennsylvania with 5,443 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 15 new deaths attributed to the virus in the state, bringing Pennsylvania's total at 7,297. 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, 113,969 are confirmed and 3,310 are probable. In Centre County, 329 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): 13 confirmed [+1]

16828 (Centre Hall): 11 confirmed [+2], 1-4 probable

16853 (Milesburg): 6 confirmed

16865 (Pennsylvania Furnace) 5 confirmed

16820 (Aaronsburg) 5 confirmed [+1]

16854 (Millheim) 5 confirmed [+1]

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 300 [+4] total cases, Blair has 265 [+10], Union has 216 [+10], Clearfield has 156 [+6], Clinton has 119 [+1] and Mifflin has 116 [+1].

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