HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported Tuesday an increase of 618 positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the total of 86,606 cases statewide. Of these, 2,476 are probable cases of the coronavirus statewide.
Approximately 78 percent of cases are presumed to be recovered at this time and 677,581 negative tests have been issued.
Elk County reported two new cases for a total of 15 — 12 confirmed and three probable. Jefferson County reported one new case for 22 — 19 confirmed and three probable. Clearfield County remained the same with 72 cases — 54 confirmed and 18 probable.
To date, Jefferson County has the only reported COVID-19-related death in the coverage area of the Courier Express, which also includes Clearfield and Elk counties.
To date, the number of negative cases reported in Clearfield County is at 2,285, in Elk County, 946, and in Jefferson County, 1,029, according to the Department of Health.
There were 35 new deaths reported statewide Tuesday, bringing the total number of deaths to 6,649 as a result of COVID-19.
There are 633 patients who have had a positive serology test and either COVID-19 symptoms or a high-risk exposure, which are considered probable cases and not confirmed cases. There are 677,581 patients who have tested negative to date.
According to the latest report:
— Clarion County remained the same with 34 reported cases and two deaths.
— Indiana County reported four new cases for 108 cases, and six deaths.
— Centre County remained the same with 201 reported cases, and seven deaths.
— Cameron County remained the same with three reported cases.
— Forest County has seven reported cases.
— Potter County remained the same with 15 cases to date
— McKean County reported two new cases for 17 total cases and one death related to COVID-19.
In nursing and personal care homes, there are 17,735 resident cases of COVID-19, and 3,261 cases among employees, for a total of 20,996 at 692 distinct facilities in 52 counties. There have been 4,539 deaths reported from nursing home populations to date.