Lycoming County three new COVID-19 cases
HARRISBURG -The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., July 7, that there are 995 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 91,299.
Lycoming County has had 217 positive cases to date (205 confirmed and 12 probable), Clinton 81 (71 probable and 10 confirmed) cases, Sullivan ten cases (five confirmed and five probable) and Tioga 27 cases (21 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 Monday, 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.”
There are 6,787 total deaths attributed to COVID-19, an increase of 33 new deaths reported.
There are 758,803 patients who have tested negative to date statewide. Lycoming County has had 4,835 test negative to date.
“As the entire state is now in the green phase, we must remain committed to protecting against COVID-19 by wearing a mask, practicing social distancing and avoiding large gatherings this holiday weekend,” Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said. “Pennsylvania has been a model for the country on how to reopen effectively using a careful, measured approach. However, the virus has not gone away and we are seeing cases rise, especially in Southwest Pennsylvania.”
Mask wearing is required in all businesses and whenever leaving home. Consistent mask-wearing is critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19.
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 recovered.