Lycoming County 7 new COVID-19 cases
Clinton County sees 9 new cases, Sullivan 1 case
HARRISBURG-The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., September 17, that there were 933 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 147,923.
Allegheny is reporting an increase of 83 cases, Centre is reporting an increase of 88, Philadelphia is reporting an increase of 83 cases, and York is reporting an increase of 24 cases.
The number of tests administered within the last 7 days between September 10 and September 16 is 176,997 with 5,700 positive cases. There were 24,529 test results reported to the department through 10 p.m., September 16. These results represent the total number of tests administered.
There are 7,913 total deaths attributed to COVID-19, an increase of 10 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 610 positive cases to date, (574 confirmed and 36 probable), seven new today; Clinton 185 (168 confirmed and 17 probable) nine new today; Sullivan eleven cases (six confirmed and five probable) one new today and Tioga 52 cases, none new today (43 confirmed and 9 probable).
99 Lycoming County residents tested negative in the last 24 hours.
Lycoming County has 8 hospitalized COVID-19 patients, one is on a ventilator. Montour County has 9 patients, none are on a ventilator.
There are 225 cases who have a positive viral antigen test and are considered probable cases and 645 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 22,095 resident cases of COVID-19, and 4,825 cases among employees, for a total of 26,920 at 957 distinct facilities in 61 counties. Out of our total deaths, 5,327 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities.
Approximately 10,251 of our total cases are among health care workers.