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DOH: 112 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Cumberland County Thursday as deaths rise
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DOH: 112 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Cumberland County Thursday as deaths rise

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Pennsylvania Commonwealth microbiologist Kerry Pollard performs a manual extraction of the coronavirus inside the extraction lab at the Pennsylvania Department of Health Bureau of Laboratories.

The southcentral region saw another large increase of COVID-19 cases as all but two counties in the region also reported seeing at least one new death.

The state Department of Health reported Thursday that Cumberland County saw 112 cases of COVID-19 and four deaths associated with the disease. This is the third day in a row that the number of new cases has been above 100 and the second day in a row that the county has seen four deaths.

The number of tests completed were slightly higher than Wednesday's report, though the county is still seeing a high positivity rate. Judging by just the number of negative tests and confirmed positive tests reported, the county saw about 21.59% of its tests come back positive.

Thursday is the 16th straight day the county's 14-day per-capita rate has increased, which sits at a new high of 489.4 cases per 100,000 people. The 7-day average is 106.71, a new high as well.

The number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 rose only slightly compared to past increases, growing by two patients to 54 patients overall. An update to the dashboard shows that the county also has more medical/surgical beds available. The dashboard previously reported Wednesday that the county had no beds left.

Though Cumberland County's number of new cases was slightly lower than the day before, other counties saw increases compared to Wednesday's numbers.

Dauphin County had 149 cases, up 40 from the previous day, while York County rose by about 15 to 193 new cases Thursday. Blair County's number of cases jumped from 72 on Wednesday to 124 in Thursday's report.

A few others saw moderate drops, but those counties are still seeing much higher caseloads than earlier this year. Franklin County had 83 cases Thursday, while Lebanon County had 82. Bedford County is still seeing new cases in the 40s, while Mifflin County reported another high of 88 cases.

The number of deaths have increased across the board in the region. Cumberland and York counties saw the highest increases at four deaths, though three new deaths each were reported in Dauphin, Franklin, Huntingdon and Lebanon counties, while Adams, Blair and Mifflin counties reported two deaths each, and Bedford and Perry counties each had one death.

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Across the state, there were 116 deaths attributed to COVID-19. The department reported that the state also saw a record high in the number of cases at 7,126 additional positives.

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County numbers in the southcentral region (updated Nov. 19):

  • Adams County (pop. 103,009): 24 new cases; 1,611 total cases (1,563 confirmed, 48 probable); 21,110 negatives; 42 deaths (+2)
  • Bedford County (pop. 47,888): 43 new cases; 1,069 total cases (825 confirmed, 244 probable); 6,208 negatives; 12 deaths (+1)
  • Blair County (pop. 121,829): 124 new cases; 2,872 total cases (2,483 confirmed, 389 probable); 25,232 negatives; 45 deaths (+2)
  • Cumberland County (pop. 253,370): 112 new cases; 3,933 total cases (3,601 confirmed, 332 probable); 46,323 negatives; 95 deaths (+4)
  • Dauphin County (pop. 278,299): 149 new cases; 6,514 total cases (6,325 confirmed, 189 probable); 63,251 negatives; 209 deaths (+3)
  • Franklin County (pop. 155,027): 83 new cases; 3,508 total cases (3,391 confirmed, 117 probable); 28,310 negatives; 87 deaths (+3)
  • Fulton County (pop. 14,530): 8 new cases; 191 total cases (157 confirmed, 34 probable); 1,846 negatives; 4 deaths
  • Huntingdon County (pop. 45,144): 22 new cases; 1,461 total cases (1,320 confirmed, 141 probable); 9,435 negatives; 43 deaths (+3)
  • Juniata County (pop. 24,763): 24 new cases; 518 total cases (494 confirmed, 24 probable); 3,248 negatives; 11 deaths
  • Lebanon County (pop. 141,793): 82 new cases; 4,361 total cases (4,131 confirmed, 230 probable); 29,091 negatives; 92 deaths (+3)
  • Mifflin County (pop. 46,138): 88 new cases; 1,136 total cases (1,079 confirmed, 57 probable); 8,947 negatives; 12 deaths (+2)
  • Perry County (pop. 46,272): 11 new cases; 530 total cases (484 confirmed, 46 probable); 6,175 negatives; 9 deaths (+1)
  • York County (pop. 449,058): 193 new cases; 8,825 total cases (8,445 confirmed, 380 probable); 85,974 negatives; 231 deaths (+4)
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ZIP code-level counts (through Nov. 19):

  • 17013: 532 positives, 6,452 negatives - +97 since Nov. 13
  • 17015: 320 positives, 3,298 negatives - +55 since Nov. 13
  • 17050: 547 positives, 6,265 negatives - +57 since Nov. 13
  • 17055: 660 positives, 9,728 negatives - +123 since Nov. 13
  • 17011: 538 positives, 7,595 negatives - +54 since Nov. 13
  • 17007: 69 positives, 821 negatives - +18 since Nov. 13
  • 17065: 56 positives, 559 negatives - +7 since Nov. 13
  • 17324: 53 positives, 680 negatives - +4 since Nov. 13
  • 17241: 158 positives, 1,836 negatives - +19 since Nov. 13
  • 17257: 496 positives, 2,609 negatives - +71 since Nov. 13
  • 17240: 29 positives, 228 negatives - +1 since Nov. 13
  • 17025: 196 positives, 2,473 negatives - +32 since Nov. 13
  • 17070: 219 positives, 2,547 negatives - +38 since Nov. 13
  • 17043: 59 positives, 1,014 negatives - +8 since Nov. 13
  • 17019: 183 positives, 2,735 negatives - +29 since Nov. 13
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Long-term care facilities and personal care homes in Cumberland County (as reported to the Department of Health through Nov. 18):

  • Artis Senior Living of West Shore (Lemoyne): Fewer than 5 resident cases; 0 staff cases; fewer than 5 deaths
  • Bethany Village Retirement Center (Mechanicsburg): 0 resident cases; fewer than 5 staff cases; 0 deaths
  • Bridges at Bent Creek (Hampden Township): 0 resident cases; fewer than 5 staff cases; 0 deaths
  • Brookdale Grandon Farms (Hampden Township): 9 resident cases; 5 staff cases; 0 deaths
  • Carriage Courts Personal Care at Green Ridge Village (Newville): 0 resident cases; fewer than 5 staff cases; 0 deaths
  • Chapel Pointe (Carlisle): 36 resident cases; 28 staff cases; fewer than 5 deaths
  • Church of God Home (Carlisle): 0 resident cases; fewer than 5 staff cases; 0 deaths
  • Claremont Nursing & Rehabilitation Center (Carlisle): 42 resident cases; 24 staff cases; fewer than 5 deaths
  • Country Meadows of West Shore (Mechanicsburg): 5 resident cases; fewer than 5 staff cases; 0 deaths
  • Cumberland Crossings (Carlisle): 33 resident cases; 10 staff cases; 0 deaths
  • Forest Park (Carlisle: 0 resident cases; fewer than 5 staff cases; 0 deaths
  • Fox Subacute (Mechanicsburg): 0 resident cases; 5 staff cases; 14 deaths
  • Gardens at Camp Hill: 48 resident cases; 23 staff cases; 8 deaths
  • Gardens at West Shore (Camp Hill): 82 resident cases; 26 staff cases; 19 deaths (numbers are from last available data on June 10)
  • Gilliland Manor (Newville): 0 resident cases; fewer than 5 staff cases; 0 deaths
  • Manorcare Health Center (Camp Hill): 0 resident cases; fewer than 5 staff cases; 0 deaths
  • Manorcare Health Center (Carlisle): 25 resident cases; 8 staff cases; 5 deaths 
  • Messiah Lifeways (Upper Allen Township): 94 cases; 53 staff cases; 14 deaths
  • Sarah A. Todd Memorial Home (Carlisle): 74 resident cases; 50 staff cases; 11 deaths
  • Shippensburg Health Care Center: 114 resident cases; 40 staff cases; 34 deaths
  • Swaim Health Center (Newville): 14 resident cases; 15 staff cases; 0 deaths
  • Thornwald Home (Carlisle): 20 resident cases; 19 staff cases; fewer than 5 deaths
  • Vibra Senior Living: 0 resident cases; fewer than 5 staff cases; 0 deaths

COVID-19 Early Warning Monitoring System Dashboard (Nov. 6-Nov. 12):

(Counties with a percent positivity above 5% in a week go on the Department of Health's watch list)

  • Pennsylvania
    • Percent Positivity - 9.6% last 7 days (6.8% previous 7 days)
    • Incidence Rate per 100,000 people last 7 days - 204.7 (130.3 previous 7 days)
  • Adams County:
    • Percent Positivity - 7.0% last 7 days (5.8% previous 7 days)
    • Incidence Rate per 100,000 people last 7 days - 170.2 (122.6 previous 7 days)
  • Cumberland County:
    • Percent Positivity - 9.2% last 7 days (5.0% previous 7 days)
    • Incidence Rate per 100,000 people last 7 days - 185.3 (80.7 previous 7 days)
  • Dauphin County:
    • Percent Positivity - 9.4% last 7 days (7.6% previous 7 days)
    • Incidence Rate per 100,000 people last 7 days - 197.8 (155.5 previous 7 days)
  • Franklin County:
    • Percent Positivity - 15.1% last 7 days (12.3% previous 7 days)
    • Incidence Rate per 100,000 people last 7 days - 282.2 (175.0 previous 7 days)
  • Lebanon County:
    • Percent Positivity - 12.6% last 7 days (8.3% previous 7 days)
    • Incidence Rate per 100,000 people last 7 days - 286.6 (240.6 previous 7 days)
  • Perry County:
    • Percent Positivity - 10% last 7 days (6.6% previous 7 days)
    • Incidence Rate per 100,000 people last 7 days - 132.2 (82.4 previous 7 days)
  • York County:
    • Percent Positivity - 9.5% last 7 days (5.9% previous 7 days)
    • Incidence Rate per 100,000 people last 7 days - 164.6 (88.8 previous 7 days)

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