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14-day COVID Watch: Infection rates increase in three counties since moving to yellow phase

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The state Department of Health reports five new confirmed or presumptive positive case of coronavirus within the past 24 hours in the local four-county region.

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Three new cases were logged in Northumberland County and two additional cases were confirmed in Union County, bringing the number of new cases within the past 14 days to 72 in Montour, Northumberland, Snyder and Union counties.

Since the region entered the Yellow Phase on May 8. there have been infection rate increases in Northumberland, Snyder and Union counties.

Below is a detailed listing of new cases within the Central Susquehanna Valley region over the past 14 days, listed with the number of new cases per 100,000 people. State officials set 50 or fewer cases per 100,000 population over the past 14 days as one of the benchmarks or indicators for continuing to reopen the economy.

The chart also shows the 14-day rate per 100,000 population on May 8, the day the region moved into the Yellow Phase of the state's reopening plan, and the change in that rate since then.

COVID 14-day Region

County New Cases (24 hrs) New cases (14 days) Deaths (14 days) Population
Clinton 1 10 2 38,684
Columbia 0 21 0 65,456
Juniata 2 4 0 24,704
Lycoming 1 8 3 113,664
Montour 0 3 0 18,240
Northumberland 0 35 0 91,083
Snyder 0 17 0 40,540
Union 0 19 1 44,785

Across Pennsylvania there have been 451 new confirmed or presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in the past day. Pennsylvania hit a peak of 1,989 new cases within 24 hours on April 9.

There were 13 new deaths attributed to COVID-19 over the past 24 hours in Pennsylvania, bringing the total number of deaths statewide to 5,152 since early March, when the outbreak began.

A total of 1,493 people are currently receiving treatment for COVID-19 in a hospital, and 318 of those patients are using ventilators.

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