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Centre County Adds 47 COVID-19 Cases

by on September 23, 2020 12:28 PM

Centre County reported 47 COVID-19 cases on Wednesday to bring its total to 2,078 since the first was reported on March 20, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

The county also had 208 new negative test results. A total of 24,018 patients in the county have tested negative for the virus.

Among Wednesday's new cases, 44 are confirmed and three are probable. State College and University Park zip codes accounted for 46 of the cases.

According to DOH data, Centre County has two COVID-19 hospitalizations, and increase of one from Tuesday.

In the past two weeks, has added 1,208 new cases, the vast majority in the State College and University Park zip code and most corresponding to Penn State student testing

According to the New York Times, Centre County is No. 5 in the country for "Where the Outbreak Is Worst," metro areas with the greatest number of new cases relative to population. The county has had Pennsylvania's highest incidence rate for COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people for two consecutive weeks, according to the Department of Health's early warning monitoring dashboard.

Statewide, the health department reported 898 new cases on Tuesday, increasing Pennsylvania's total to 152,544.

There were 12,496 new negative test results across the state. A total of 1,790,412 patients in Pennsylvania have tested negative for the virus.

An estimated 81% of COVID-19 patients in the state — about 123,561 — have recovered, according to a DOH calculation.

Across Pennsylvania, 421 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized, with 54 requiring use of a ventilator.

The health department reported 39 new COVID-19 deaths, bringing the state's total at 8,062. DOH has reported 11 total COVID-19 deaths for Centre County, the most recent on Aug. 14. The coroner's office has confirmed only seven, ranging in age from 74 to 96.

Most COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths have been among patients 65 and older, according to DOH.

Among Pennsylvania's total cases, 147,862 are confirmed and 4,682 are probable. In Centre County, 2,013 are confirmed and 65 are probable.

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

16801 (State College): 1,295 confirmed [+31], 28 probable [+1] 

16802 (University Park): 279 confirmed [+9], 1-4 probable

16803 (State College): 128 confirmed [+3], 9 probable [+2]

16823 (Bellefonte): 85 confirmed [+1], 10 probable

16841 (Howard): 26 confirmed, 1-4 probable

16866 (Philipsburg): 26 confirmed, 1-4 probable

16827 (Boalsburg): 26 confirmed

16870 (Port Matilda): 25 confirmed [-1], 1-4 probable

16875 (Spring Mills): 25 confirmed

16828 (Centre Hall): 15 confirmed, 1-4 probable

16851 (Lemont) 9 confirmed

16853 (Milesburg): 7 confirmed

16854 (Millheim) 6 confirmed, 1-4 probable

16844 (Julian) 6 confirmed

16877 (Warrior's Mark) 5 confirmed

16865 (Pennsylvania Furnace) 5 confirmed

16845 (Karthaus) 5 confirmed

16820 (Aaronsburg) 5 confirmed

16677 (Sandy Ridge), 16804 (State College), 16826 (Blanchard), 16829 (Clarence), 16832 (Coburn), 16852 (Madisonburg), 16856 (Mingoville), 16868 (Pine Grove Mills), 16872 (Rebersburg), 16874 (Snow Shoe) and 16882 (Woodward) each have 1-4 confirmed or probable cases.

Among Centre County's bordering counties, Blair now has 609 [+10] total cases, Union has 453 [-9], Huntingdon has 399, Clearfield has 313 [+2], Mifflin has 218 [+3] and Clinton has 200 [+1].

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