Lycoming County 10 new COVID-19 cases

Clinton and Tioga both see one new case

HARRISBURG- The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., August 9, that there are 813 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 118,852.

Lycoming County has had 391 positive cases to date (363 confirmed and 28 probable), Clinton 120 (104 confirmed and 16 probable) cases, Sullivan ten cases (five confirmed and five probable) and Tioga 38 cases (32 confirmed and six probable).

186 Lycoming County residents tested negative.

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

There are four COVID-19 patients hospitalized in Lycoming County, none on are ventilators.

There are 7,314 total deaths attributed to COVID-19, an increase of one new death reported.

The number of tests administered between August 1 and August 7 is 150,527 with 5,231 positive cases. There were 23,317 test results reported to the department through 10 p.m., August 7. These results represent the total number of tests administered.

“As the state has put in place new mitigation efforts to offset recent case increases, we must renew our commitment to protecting against COVID-19 by wearing a mask, practicing social distancing and following the requirements set forth in the orders for bars and restaurants, gatherings and telework,” 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 we know the virus has not gone away as we see cases rise, we must work together to stop another surge.”

Mask-wearing is required in all businesses and whenever leaving home. Consistent mask-wearing is critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19.

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 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 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 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 saw significant increases among 19 to 24-year-olds in each month from April to the end of July:

SE – Nearly 5 percent of cases in April to approximately 19 percent of cases in July;

SW – Approximately 5 percent of cases in April to nearly 18 percent of cases in July;

NE – 6 percent of cases in April to nearly 17 percent of cases in July;

SC – Approximately 7 percent of cases in April to approximately 14 percent of cases in July;

NC – Approximately 7 percent of cases in April to nearly 14 percent of cases in July; and

NW – Nearly 7 percent of cases in April to approximately 13 percent of cases in July.

In nursing and personal care homes, there are 19,968 resident cases of COVID-19, and 4,153 cases among employees, for a total of 24,087 at 877 distinct facilities in 61 counties. Out of our total deaths, 4,974 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities. A county breakdown can be found here.

Approximately 8,644 of our total cases are amongst 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 recovered.


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