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Lycoming County five new COVID-19 cases

HARRISBURG -The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., July 13, that there are 328 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 95,742 All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have cases of COVID-19.

Lycoming County has had 247 positive cases to date (229 confirmed and 18 probable), Clinton 96 (84 probable and 12 confirmed) cases, Sullivan ten cases (five confirmed and five probable) and Tioga 29 cases (23 confirmed and six probable).

According to the state, positive antibody tests are include in the probable cases, and make up about 1/4 of all probable cases. Positive antibody cases also make up .71% of all cases.Probable cases are not confirmed cases.

The state DOH said in an email last week, that a person being retested does not count as a new case, “If someone tests positive, and then has later positive tests, they are only counted as that one positive case.”

The number of tests administered within the last 7 days between July 6 and July 12 is 135,631 with 5,560 positive test results.

Negative case data only includes negative PCR tests. Negative case data does not include negative antibody tests.

The department is seeing significant increases in the number of COVID-19 cases among younger age groups, particularly 19 to 24-year-olds. An alert was sent to healthcare providers over the weekend about the changing COVID-19 case demographics, as there are more cases in younger age groups than in those 50-64 and 65+. The following regions have seen significant increases among 19 to 24-year-olds in each month from April to present in July:

SW – Approximately 5 percent of cases in April to nearly 25 percent of cases so far in July;

SE – Nearly 5 percent of cases in April to nearly 17 percent of cases so far in July;

NE – Nearly 6 percent of cases in April to over 16 percent of cases so far in July;

NW – Nearly 7 percent of cases in April to nearly 12 percent of cases so far in July; and

NC – Nearly 8 percent of cases in April to nearly 13 percent of cases so far in July.

SC – Approximately 7 percent of cases in April to nearly 13 percent of cases so far in July.

In nursing and personal care homes, there are 18,279 resident cases of COVID-19, and 3,481 cases among employees, for a total of 21,760 at 750 distinct facilities in 55 counties. Out of our total deaths, 4,699 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities. A county breakdown can be found here.

Approximately 7,158 of our total cases are in health care workers.

The department of health reports the statewide recovery rate today as 77 percent. Individuals who have recovered is determined using a calculation, similar to what is being done by several other states. If a case has not been reported as a death, and it is more than 30 days past the date of their first positive test (or onset of symptoms) then an individual is considered recove

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