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One Year After Pennsylvania’s First COVID-19 Case, Total Nears 950,000

On March 6, 2020, Gov. Tom Wolf announced two confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Pennsylvania, the commonwealth’s first cases of the disease caused by the novel coronavirus discovered in late 2019 in China.

Less than two weeks later, the state reported its first death attributed to the virus.

They were far from Pennsylvania’s last as the global pandemic has continued to impact every facet of life. One year after those first cases, Pennsylvania has recorded nearly 950,000 COVID-19 positives and 25,000 deaths.

On Saturday, the Department of Health reported 2,789 new cases, bringing the statewide total to 946,985. With 55 new COVID-19 deaths reported statewide Pennsylvania’s total is now 24,317.

“It’s been a hard year, one full of unimaginable loss and broken dreams. We lost far too many friends, far too many neighbors and far too many loved ones,” Wolf said in a video message on Saturday. “But I am so proud of how Pennsylvanians have worked together to make it through the unthinkable. Thank you all for taking care of one another.

“Today we commemorate the hardship of the past year but we also look forward to the future. There is a light at the end of the tunnel as vaccine production and distribution increase. As you reflect on the past year, let yourself grieve, but also let yourself hope. A brighter future is on the horizon.”

Gov. Tom Wolf marks one year since the first COVID-19 cases in Pennsylvania.

Centre County added 42 new cases on Saturday, bringing the total to 13,135 since its first was reported on March 20, 2020.

DOH reported two new deaths attributed to the virus among Centre County residents, bringing the county’s total to 213.

The county also had 162 additional negative test results, increasing its total to 62,029. Across Pennsylvania there were 9,494 new negatives for a total of 3,935,532.

According to DOH’s hospital preparedness dashboard, which includes Mount Nittany Medical Center and rehabilitation hospitals, 14 COVID-19 patients are currently hospitalized in Centre County, including one in intensive care.

COVID-19 hospitalizations statewide continue to decline. Across Pennsylvania on Saturday, 1,513 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized, including 314 in intensive care and 171 on ventilators.

A total of 17 long-term care facilities in Centre County have had a combined 713 resident cases, 148 employee cases and 161 resident deaths.

An estimated 91% of COVID-19 patients in the state have recovered, per a health department calculation.

A total of 28,506 people in Centre County have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, including 14,932 who are fully covered with both required doses, according to health department data.

Among Pennsylvania’s total cases, 813,059 are confirmed and 133,926 are probable. In Centre County, 12,054 are confirmed and 1,081 are probable.

Centre County’s cases by zip code, according to available DOH data:

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

16801 (State College): 4,734 confirmed [+13], 320 probable [+2]

16823 (Bellefonte and Pleasant Gap): 2,214 confirmed [+3], 178 probable [+3]

16803 (State College): 1,149 confirmed [+8], 133 probable [+1]

16802 (University Park): 838 confirmed [+3], 31 probable [+1]

16866 (Philipsburg): 747 confirmed [+1], 92 probable

16870 (Port Matilda): 389 confirmed, 49 probable [+1]

16841 (Howard): 337 confirmed [+2], 32 probable

16845 (Karthaus): 255 confirmed, 8 probable

16828 (Centre Hall): 240 confirmed, 27 probable

16875 (Spring Mills): 232 confirmed [+2], 30 probable [-1]

16827 (Boalsburg): 225 confirmed [+2], 31 probable [+1]

16844 (Julian): 169 confirmed, 19 probable [+1]

16853 (Milesburg): 116 confirmed [+1], 6 probable

16877 (Warrior’s Mark): 97 confirmed [+2], 14 probable

16874 (Snow Shoe): 94 confirmed, 13 probable

16865 (Pennsylvania Furnace): 73 confirmed, 7 probable

16826 (Blanchard): 66 confirmed, 6 probable

16854 (Millheim): 59 confirmed, 5 probable

16829 (Clarence): 56 confirmed [+1], 9 probable

16872 (Rebersburg): 53 confirmed, 6 probable

16820 (Aaronsburg): 48 confirmed, 11 probable

16851 (Lemont): 47 confirmed, 5 probable

16859 (Moshannon): 42 confirmed, 1-4 probable

16856 (Mingoville): 28 confirmed, 5 probable

16868 (Pine Grove Mills): 25 confirmed, 1-4 probable

16832 (Coburn): 24 confirmed, 1-4 probable

16677 (Sandy Ridge): 22 confirmed, 1-4 probable

16852 (Madisonburg): 17 confirmed, 1-4 probable

16863 (Orviston): 13 confirmed

16835 (Fleming): 11 confirmed, 6 probable

16804 (State College): 8 confirmed

16882 (Woodward): 8 confirmed

Among Centre County’s bordering counties, Blair now has 10,697 [+20] total cases, Clearfield has 6,412 [+28], Union has 5,279 [+8], Mifflin has 4,621 [+5], Huntingdon has 4,317 [+9] and Clinton has 2,855 [+2].