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Centre County Adds 59 New COVID-19 Cases

by on September 16, 2020 12:01 PM

Centre County reported 59 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday to bring its total to 1,508 since the first was reported on March 20, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

The county also had 246 new negative test results. A total of 21,479 patients in Centre County have tested negative for the virus.

According to DOH data, Centre County has two COVID-19 hospitalizations.

Among Wednesday's new cases, 54 are confirmed and five are probable.

In the past two weeks, Centre County has added 970 new cases, the vast majority in the State College and University Park zip codes. On Tuesday, Penn State reported 458 new student cases resulting from testing over the weekend and test results that previously had been pending from the week of Sept. 4-10.

According to the New York Times on Wednesday, State College is No. 2 in the country for metro areas with the fastest rising number of COVID-19 cases on a population-adjusted basis. 

Statewide, the health department reported 776 new positives increasing Pennsylvania's total to 146,990.

There were 12,847 new negative test results statewide. A total of 1,708,131 patients in Pennsylvania have tested negative for the virus.

An estimated 82% of COVID-19 patients in the state — about 120,532 — have recovered, according to a DOH calculation.

Across Pennsylvania, 488 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized, with 60 requiring use of a ventilator.

The health department reported 28 new COVID-19 deaths, bringing the state's total at 7,903. 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.

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

Among Pennsylvania's total cases, 142,666 are confirmed and 4,324 are probable. In Centre County, 1,449 are confirmed and 59 are probable.

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. Daily increases are in brackets.

16801 (State College): 852 confirmed [+34], 27 probable [+3]

16802 (University Park): 184 confirmed [+4], 1-4 probable [increase of at least one]

16803 (State College): 97 confirmed [+3], 6 probable

16823 (Bellefonte): 81 confirmed [+1], 7 probable

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

16827 (Boalsburg): 25 confirmed

16875 (Spring Mills): 25 confirmed

16841 (Howard): 25 confirmed, 1-4 probable

16870 (Port Matilda): 24 confirmed, 1-4 probable

16828 (Centre Hall): 14 confirmed, 1-4 probable

16851 (Lemont) 7 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

16820 (Aaronsburg) 5 confirmed

16677 (Sandy Ridge), 16804 (State College), 16826 (Blanchard), 16829 (Clarence), 16832 (Coburn), 16845 (Karthaus), 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 537 [+1] total cases, Union has 438 [-1], Huntingdon has 393, Clearfield has 292 [+4], Mifflin has 200 [+2] and Clinton has 176.



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