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Lycoming County 8 new COVID-19 cases

Tioga County sees 4 new cases, Clinton 2, Sullivan 1

HARRISBURG-HARRISBURG-The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., October 22, that there were 2,063 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 188,360.

The number of cases reported today is one of the highest numbers reported since the beginning of the pandemic. However, there was a faulty data file sent to the system by a laboratory earlier this week, which prevented some of the lab results from being properly reported. Therefore, some of the cases being reported today should have been counted as part of the positive test results reported on October 21.

Allegheny County is reporting an increase of 128 cases, Luzerne County is reporting an increase of 107 cases, Philadelphia County is reporting an increase of 111 cases and Westmoreland County is reporting an increase of 117 cases.

The number of tests administered within the last 7 days between October 15 and October 21 is 231,483 with 10,375 positive cases. There were 37,114 test results reported to the department through 10 p.m., October 21.

There are 8,592 total deaths attributed to COVID-19, an increase of 30 new deaths reported.

The percentage of recovered cases today is 79 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.

Lycoming County has had 910 positive cases to date, (861 confirmed and 49 probable), 8 new today; Clinton 247 (219 confirmed and 28 probable) 2 new today; Sullivan 17 cases (12 confirmed and 5 probable) one new today and Tioga 163 cases, 134 confirmed and 29 probable) 4 new today

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

Lycoming County has 11 hospitalized COVID-19 patients, none on ventilators; Montour County 20 patients with 9 on ventilators.

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