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Lycoming County 7 new COVID-19 cases

HARRISBURG-The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., September 16, that there were 776 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 146,990. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have cases of COVID-19.

The number of tests administered within the last 7 days between September 9 and September 15 is 173,790 with 5,855 positive cases. There were 24,442 test results reported to the department through 10 p.m., September 15. These results represent the total number of tests administered.

There are 7,903 total deaths attributed to COVID-19, an increase of 28 new deaths reported.

The percentage of recovered cases today is 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 603 positive cases to date, (567 confirmed and 36 probable), seven new today; Clinton 176 (159 confirmed and 17 probable) none new today; Sullivan ten cases (five confirmed and five probable) none new today and Tioga 53 cases, none new today (44 confirmed and 9 probable).

100 Lycoming County residents tested negative in the last 24 hours.

Lycoming County has 10 hospitalized COVID-19 patients, one is on a ventilator. Montour County has 8 patients, none are on a ventilator.

There are 205 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 22,064 resident cases of COVID-19, and 4,806 cases among employees, for a total of 26,870 at 956 distinct facilities in 61 counties. Out of our total deaths, 5,308 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities.

Approximately 10,204 of our total cases are among health care workers.

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