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DOH: 5 new COVID-19 cases reported in Cumberland County Wednesday; Lebanon, York see spikes
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DOH: 5 new COVID-19 cases reported in Cumberland County Wednesday; Lebanon, York see spikes

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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.

Though Cumberland County was a part of the southcentral region that saw a drop in the number of new cases, others are seeing moderate spikes compared to past days.

Cumberland County only saw five new COVID-19 cases in the Wednesday report from the state Department of Health. It, along with Franklin County, Blair County, Fulton County, Huntingdon County and Juniata County, didn't see the number of new cases that had been reported so far this week.

However, York County's numbers are back up, and Lebanon County saw an unusual spike in its number of new cases.

York County had 75 new cases and one new death reported Wednesday. Some of those may be due to a significant rise in cases at long-term care facilities. Though cases have mostly risen only slightly at facilities in Dauphin, Cumberland and York counties in the last month, Wednesday's report from the department showed York County saw a one-day increase of 29 resident cases and two staff cases.

Lebanon County usually only sees an increase of up to 10 new cases a day, but it saw 19 new cases Tuesday and another 33 new cases Wednesday.

Dauphin County's numbers grew only slightly more than average with 23 new cases and one new death. In Wednesday's update, the department noted that there were three new deaths reported in Dauphin County long-term care facilities. One of those deaths may have been counted as a Dauphin County resident - the department previously noted deaths are attributed to hometowns of residents, which may not be where they died.

Juniata County was the only other county to report an increase of deaths, growing by one to seven deaths total.

Though not to the level of a spike seen two weeks ago, Adams County did grow by nine new cases in Wednesday's report.

With the increases in some of the counties, the southcentral region at 162 new cases saw a higher increase than the Philadelphia region (147 new cases) and Pittsburgh region (116 new cases).

Overall across the state, there were 776 new cases of COVID-19 and 28 new deaths, bringing those totals to 146,990 cases and 7,903 deaths since the pandemic began in March.

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County numbers in the southcentral region (updated Sept. 16):

  • Adams County (pop. 103,009): 9 new cases; 758 total cases (734 confirmed, 24 probable); 14,429 negatives; 25 deaths
  • Bedford County (pop. 47,888): 6 new cases; 219 total cases (189 confirmed, 30 probable); 4,117 negatives; 6 deaths
  • Blair County (pop. 121,829): 1 new case; 537 total cases (515 confirmed, 22 probable); 15,452 negatives; 13 deaths
  • Cumberland County (pop. 253,370): 5 new cases; 1,701 total cases (1,609 confirmed, 92 probable); 26,995 negatives; 73 deaths
  • Dauphin County (pop. 278,299): 23 new cases; 3,620 total cases (3,526 confirmed, 94 probable); 40,394 negatives; 170 deaths
  • Franklin County (pop. 155,027): 2 new cases; 1,679 total cases (1,610 confirmed, 69 probable); 18,818 negatives; 49 deaths
  • Fulton County (pop. 14,530): 1 new case; 42 total cases (39 confirmed, 3 probable); 1,123 negatives; 2 deaths
  • Huntingdon County (pop. 45,144): 0 new cases; 393 total cases (381 confirmed, 12 probable); 5,203 negatives; 6 deaths
  • Juniata County (pop. 24,763): 0 new cases; 169 total cases (161 confirmed, 8 probable); 2,076 negatives; 7 deaths
  • Lebanon County (pop. 141,793): 33 new cases; 1,890 total cases (1,819 confirmed, 71 probable); 17,865 negatives; 58 deaths
  • Mifflin County (pop. 46,138): 2 new cases; 200 total cases (191 confirmed, 8 probable); 6,003 negatives; 1 death
  • Perry County (pop. 46,272): 5 new cases; 195 total cases (175 confirmed, 20 probable); 3,667 negatives; 6 deaths
  • York County (pop. 449,058): 75 new cases; 4,333 total cases (4,225 confirmed, 108 probable); 54,065 negatives; 135 deaths

ZIP code-level counts (through Sept. 16):

  • 17013: 231 positives, 4,150 negatives - +15 since Sept. 11
  • 17015: 104 positives, 2,132 negatives - +3 since Sept. 11
  • 17050: 231 positives, 3,328 negatives - +12 since Sept. 11
  • 17055: 249 positives, 4,428 negatives - +2 since Sept. 11
  • 17011: 289 positives, 4,897 negatives - +3 since Sept. 11
  • 17007: 19 positives, 488 negatives - +0 since Sept. 11
  • 17065: 20 positives, 319 negatives - +0 since Sept. 11
  • 17324: 30 positives, 421 negatives - +1 since Sept. 11
  • 17241: 67 positives, 1,299 negatives - +0 since Sept. 11
  • 17257: 268 positives, 1,361 negatives - +6 since Sept. 11
  • 17240: 20 positives, 143 negatives - +1 since Sept. 11
  • 17025: 92 positives, 1,417 negatives - +2 since Sept. 11
  • 17070: 97 positives, 1,452 negatives - +3 since Sept. 11
  • 17043: 31 positives, 612 negatives - +4 since Sept. 11
  • 17019: 63 positives, 1,583 negatives - +1 since Sept. 11

Long-term care facilities and personal care homes in Cumberland County (as reported to the Department of Health through Sept. 15 - personal care home data may be incomplete due DOH transition to new system):

  • 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): 0 resident cases; fewer than 5 staff cases; 0 deaths
  • Claremont Nursing & Rehabilitation Center (Carlisle): fewer than 5 resident cases; 12 staff cases; 0 deaths
  • Country Meadows of West Shore (Mechanicsburg): 5 resident cases; fewer than 5 staff cases; 0 deaths
  • Cumberland Crossings (Carlisle): 0 resident cases; 0 staff cases; 0 deaths
  • Forest Park (Carlisle: 0 resident cases; fewer than 5 staff cases; 0 deaths
  • Fox Subacute (Mechanicsburg): 0 resident cases; 0 staff cases; 0 deaths
  • Gardens at Camp Hill: 48 resident cases; 21 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 Services (Camp Hill): 0 resident cases; 0 staff cases; 0 deaths
  • Manorcare Health Center (Carlisle): 25 resident cases; 7 staff cases; 5 deaths 
  • Messiah Lifeways (Upper Allen Township): 0 cases; fewer than 5 staff cases; 0 deaths
  • Sarah A. Todd Memorial Home (Carlisle): 72 resident cases; 37 staff cases; 11 deaths
  • Shippensburg Health Care Center: 92 resident cases; 28 staff cases; 31 deaths
  • Swaim Health Center (Newville): 13 resident cases; 10 staff cases; 0 deaths
  • Thornwald Home (Carlisle): fewer than 5 resident cases; fewer than 5 staff cases; 0 deaths
  • Vibra Senior Living: 0 resident cases; fewer than 5 staff cases; 0 deaths

COVID-19 Early Warning Monitoring System Dashboard (Sept. 4-10):

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

  • Pennsylvania
    • Percent Positivity - 4.2% last 7 days (3.9% previous 7 days)
    • Incidence Rate per 100,000 people last 7 days - 39.1 (43.0 previous 7 days)
  • Adams County:
    • Percent Positivity - 2.7% last 7 days (3.1% previous 7 days)
    • Incidence Rate per 100,000 people last 7 days - 22.4 (96.3 previous 7 days)
  • Cumberland County:
    • Percent Positivity - 4.2% last 7 days (3.9% previous 7 days)
    • Incidence Rate per 100,000 people last 7 days - 29.0 (31.8 previous 7 days)
  • Dauphin County:
    • Percent Positivity - 5.2% last 7 days (5.0% previous 7 days)
    • Incidence Rate per 100,000 people last 7 days - 45.5 (58.8 previous 7 days)
  • Franklin County:
    • Percent Positivity - 6.2% last 7 days (4.1% previous 7 days)
    • Incidence Rate per 100,000 people last 7 days - 45.9 (36.8 previous 7 days)
  • Lebanon County:
    • Percent Positivity - 4.3% last 7 days (3.4% previous 7 days)
    • Incidence Rate per 100,000 people last 7 days - 41.0 (32.6 previous 7 days)
  • Perry County:
    • Percent Positivity - 2.5% last 7 days (2.2% previous 7 days)
    • Incidence Rate per 100,000 people last 7 days - 13.0 (8.7 previous 7 days)
  • York County:
    • Percent Positivity - 7.4% last 7 days (7.8% previous 7 days)
    • Incidence Rate per 100,000 people last 7 days - 69.4 (85.7 previous 7 days)

Email Naomi Creason at ncreason@cumberlink.com or follow her on Twitter @SentinelCreason

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