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1st case confirmed in Sullivan County

The state Department of Health confirmed on Saturday that Sullivan County has its first positive case of COVID-19.

According to a news release from the Department of Health, Clinton County remains at one case and Lycoming County has 10 cases.

State officials said that as of noon Saturday, there are 1,597 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 10,017 in 64 counties. The department also reported 34 new deaths among positive cases, bringing the statewide total to 136. All people are either in isolation at home or being treated at the hospital.

“The continued rise in cases combined with our increasing deaths from COVID-19 reflects the seriousness of this situation,” Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said, according to the news release. “We need everyone to listen to the orders in place and to stay calm, stay home and stay safe. We know that these prolonged mitigation effects have been difficult for everyone, but it is essential that everyone follows these orders and does not go out unless they absolutely must.”

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