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Centre County Reports 1 New COVID-19 Death, 94 New Cases

by on October 08, 2020 12:30 PM

Centre County reported one new COVID-19 death and 94 new cases on Thursday.

Coroner Scott Sayers said a 90-year-old woman's death on Wednesday was attributed to the virus. It is the ninth COVID-19 death in Centre County confirmed by the coroner's office, with the patients ranging in age from 74 to 101.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health has reported 12 COVID-19 deaths for Centre County. DOH reports deaths by county of residency, regardless of where they occur, while the coroner's office reports only deaths that occur within the county. 

Centre County's new cases bring its total to 3,291 since the first was confirmed in March.

Statewide, Pennsylvania had its highest single-day total since April 30, with the health department reporting 1,376 new positives. The state now has a total of 167,928 COVID-19 cases. 

The county also had 578 new negative test results, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health. A total of 30,011 patients in Centre County have tested negative for the virus. Across the state, there were 17,561 new negative tests, bringing the total to 1,985,103.

According to DOH data, Centre County currently has six COVID-19 hospitalizations, down from eight on Wednesday. Statewide 687 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized, with 76 requiring use of a ventilator.

The health department reported 27 new deaths statewide, increasing Pennsylvania's total to 2,299

Most COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths have been among patients 65 and older.

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

Among Pennsylvania's total cases, 162,063 are confirmed and 5,865 are probable. In Centre County, 3,222 are confirmed and 69 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. Increases are in brackets. New cases are not always immediately assigned to a zip code.

16801 (State College): 2,067 confirmed [+56], 29 probable

16802 (University Park): 504 confirmed [+18], 1-4 probable

16803 (State College): 221 confirmed [+6], 9 probable

16823 (Bellefonte): 108 confirmed [+5], 10 probable

16870 (Port Matilda): 30 confirmed [+1], 1-4 probable

16866 (Philipsburg): 29 confirmed, 1-4 probable

16827 (Boalsburg): 29 confirmed [+1]

16841 (Howard): 27 confirmed, 1-4 probable

16875 (Spring Mills): 26 confirmed

16853 (Milesburg): 20 confirmed [+1]

16828 (Centre Hall): 17 confirmed [+1], 1-4 probable

16851 (Lemont) 10 confirmed

16820 (Aaronsburg) 8 confirmed [+1], 1-4 probable

16845 (Karthaus) 8 confirmed

16854 (Millheim) 7 confirmed, 1-4 probable

16844 (Julian) 7 confirmed [+1]

16877 (Warrior's Mark) 7 confirmed

16872 (Rebersburg) 5 confirmed

16865 (Pennsylvania Furnace) 5 confirmed

16677 (Sandy Ridge), 16804 (State College), 16826 (Blanchard), 16829 (Clarence), 16832 (Coburn), 16835 (Fleming), 16852 (Madisonburg), 16856 (Mingoville), 16868 (Pine Grove Mills), 16874 (Snow Shoe) and 16882 (Woodward) each have 1-4 confirmed or probable cases.

Centre County nursing and personal care homes reported one new positive among residents and one among employees, bringing their total to 50 resident cases and 31 employee cases across 11 facilities.

Among Centre County's bordering counties, Blair now has 837 [+10] total cases, Union has 577 [+1], Huntingdon has 500 [+6], Clearfield has 350 [+1], Mifflin has 257 [+5] and Clinton has 219 [+1].

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