Lycoming County 7 new COVID-19 cases
Tioga County sees 4 new cases
HARRISBURG-The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., September 18, that there were 760 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 148,683.
The number of tests administered within the last 7 days between September 11 and September 17 is 172,682 with 6,046 positive cases. There were 26,068 test results reported to the department through 10 p.m., September 17. These results represent the total number of tests administered.
There are 7,934 total deaths attributed to COVID-19, an increase of 21 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 617 positive cases to date, (580 confirmed and 37 probable), seven new today; Clinton 185 (168 confirmed and 17 probable) none new today; Sullivan eleven cases (six confirmed and five probable) none new today and Tioga 56 cases, four new today (47 confirmed and 9 probable).
100 Lycoming County residents tested negative in the last 24 hours.
Lycoming County has 5 hospitalized COVID-19 patients, none are on a ventilator. Montour County has 9 patients, none are on a ventilator.
There are 257 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 22,162 resident cases of COVID-19, and 4,839 cases among employees, for a total of 27,001 at 957 distinct facilities in 61 counties. Out of our total deaths, 5,343 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities. A county breakdown can be found here.
Approximately 10,281 of our total cases are among health care workers.