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Centre County Reports 30 New COVID-19 Cases

by on September 18, 2020 12:32 PM

Centre County added 30 new COVID-19 cases on Friday — its lowest increase in 10 days — to bring its total to 1,630 since the first was reported on March 20, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

The county also had 205 new negative test results. A total of 22,229 Centre County patients have tested negative for the virus.

According to DOH data, Centre County has one COVID-19 hospitalization.

All 30 cases on Friday were confirmed.

In the past two weeks, Centre County has added 1,015 new cases, the vast majority in the State College and University Park zip codes. On Friday, DOH announced a pop-up clinic for free COVID-19 testing will open on Sept. 25 at the Nittany Mall and that department staff will work with county and municipal officials on recommendations for localized virus mitigation measures.

Statewide, the health department reported 760 new positives increasing Pennsylvania's total to 148,683.

There were 11,530 new negative test results statewide. A total of 1,732,805 patients in Pennsylvania have tested negative for the virus.

An estimated 82% of COVID-19 patients in the state — about 121,920 — have recovered, according to a DOH calculation.

Across Pennsylvania, 521 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized, with 50 requiring use of a ventilator.

The health department reported 21 new COVID-19 deaths, bringing the state's total at 7,934. 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, 144,228 are confirmed and 4,455 are probable. In Centre County, 1,572 are confirmed and 58 are probable.

*Note: Specific numbers for zip codes with 1-4 cases are redacted by the health department. Daily increases are in brackets and may include previously reported cases that have newly been assigned zip codes.

16801 (State College): 932 confirmed [+28], 26 probable 

16802 (University Park): 207 confirmed [+5], 1-4 probable

16803 (State College): 102 confirmed, 6 probable

16823 (Bellefonte): 84 confirmed [+1], 8 probable [-1]

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

16827 (Boalsburg): 25 confirmed [-1]

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

16845 (Karthaus) 5 confirmed [+1]

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 548 [+8] total cases, Union has 451 [+3], Huntingdon has 393, Clearfield has 295 [+2], Mifflin has 208 [+1] and Clinton has 185.



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