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Lycoming County 10 new COVID-19 cases

Clinton County sees two new cases

HARRISBURG- The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., August 30, that there are 670 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 133,504. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have cases of COVID-19.

The number of tests administered within the last 7 days between August 23 and August 29 is 160,682 with 4,405 positive cases. There were 21,994 test results reported to the department through 10 p.m., August 29. These results represent the total number of tests administered.

There are 7,673 total deaths attributed to COVID-19, an increase of 2 new deaths reported.

The department of health reports the statewide recovery rate today as 82 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.

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.”

Lycoming County has had 518 positive cases to date, ten new today, (489 confirmed and 29 probable), Clinton 135 (120 confirmed and 15 probable) cases, Sullivan ten cases (five confirmed and five probable) and Tioga 48 cases (38 confirmed and ten probable).

72 Lycoming County residents tested negative.

There are 9 cases who have a positive viral antigen test and are considered probable cases and 646 patients who have a positive serology test and either COVID-19 symptoms or a high-risk exposure.

In nursing and personal care homes, there are 21,013 resident cases of COVID-19, and 4,493 cases among employees, for a total of 25,506 at 928 distinct facilities in 61 counties. Out of our total deaths, 5,189 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities.

Approximately 9,608 of our total cases are among health care workers.

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