COVID

HARRISBURG — Data released Thursday by the Pa. Department of Health showed few case increases locally among area counties, however Union County showed an increase of five cases.

Union County now has 61 positive COVID-19 cases, and has added 11 new cases in two days. Columbia County saw two new cases to 342 and Montour saw an increase of one to 51. Northumberland (150) and Snyder (33) counties remained level.

Looking at ZIP code data, Union County saw a jump in cases in Lewisburg, to 28. Mifflinburg is at 10 cases.

Other cases by ZIP code: Northumberland (Sunbury 58, Milton 21, Northumberland 13, Shamokin 13, Mount Carmel 9, Muncy area 8, Watsontown 6, Herndon 6, Coal Township 5)

Lycoming County (Jersey Shore 88, Williamsport 27, Muncy area 8, South Williamsport 6)

Montour County (Danville 29)

No new deaths were reported locally.

There are 4,869 total deaths statewide attributed to COVID-19, an increase of 102 new deaths on Thursday.

There are 303,514 patients who have tested negative to date.

In nursing and personal care homes, there are 14,113 resident cases of COVID-19, and 2,306 cases among employees, for a total of 16,419 at 570 distinct facilities in 44 counties. Of total deaths, 3,234 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities.

No new facilities have reported COVID cases locally. Three have reported in Lycoming County, one in Northumberland and two in Union County.

Approximately 4,871 of total cases are in health care workers.

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