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Pa. coronavirus update: 853 brand-new cases; state worst in U.S. at death reporting; Lehigh Valley on cusp of 10k cases

UPDATE (9/25): 806 new Pa. coronavirus cases; Lehigh Valley strikes 10K general cases

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported on Thursday a boost of 853 coronavirus cases and 17 new coronavirus-related deaths.Pennsylvania’s general

case count is now at 153,397 cases. The state’s death toll sits at 8,079. Your coronavirus upgrade:(

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.)Coronavirus in Pa.Once once again, Centre County andPhiladelphia County lead the state in everyday case increases. Centre County consisted of 124 cases to its general, which is now at 2,202, and Philadelphia County reported 114 new cases, bringing its case count to 31,368. The state’s seven-day rolling average is now at 782 cases daily, reporting on an average of 12,524 tests daily. The state’s week-long positivity rate is currently at 6.2%.(Can’t see the chart? Click on this link.) The state reported 17 new deaths, currently the low mark for theweek, but the seven-day death typical really leapt up one, now sitting at 24 deaths daily (one week earlier, 10 deaths were reported, which was holding the average down. Today it’s beyond the seven-day range). July 3 was the last time the average was that high.(Can’t see the chart? Click this link.) Thanks to a new Spotlight PA and WHYY News evaluation, it’s now clear that everyday

reported deaths might not have actually taken place in the previous day, and even in the previous month. Pennsylvania ranked dead-last in the United States in formally reporting deaths to federal health authorities within 3 months of the occurrence. Only four states are returning death certificates within 13 weeks at less than 90 %: West Virginia at 87.4 %, Arizona is at 84.6%, Connecticut at 68.2%and Pennsylvania at a dismal 65.4 %. The concern stems mainly from the state’s execution of an electronic recording system that, till the coronavirus pandemic started, wasn’t required to utilize. Since there was no mandate, a system of faxed paper and manual entry was the go-to treatment, bringing the reporting process to a sluggish grind, an issue that the last 6 months have exposed.TRIBLive press reporter Mike Palm just recently posted a string of tweets recognizing when a few of the deaths happened. Of a few days ago’s 39 deaths, 32 truly happened this month, with the balance can be discovered in June through August.Coronavirus in the Lehigh Valley The Lehigh Valley reported 43 brand-new cases of coronavirus, matching the total reported Wednesday. Lehigh County reported 21 new cases, and Northampton County reported 22. Lehigh County now has a total case count of 5,551, while Northampton County’s count is at 4,443. The area’s overall is now at 9,994. In all probability, the Lehigh Valley will cross the 10,000-case mark on Friday.( Can’t see the chart? Click on this link.) Clearly, the Valley is made up of 2 different counties, however integrating Lehigh and Northampton’s populations, the 674,603 overall falls behind simply Philadelphia, Allegheny and Montgomery counties, and sits merely ahead of Bucks and Delaware counties. Of those 5 counties, all however Bucks County have actually already reached the 10,000-case mark.Lehigh County also reported one new death, bringing its death toll to 353 . Northampton County‘s sits at 305

, offering the region a total death toll of 658. Rite Help revealed that on Friday, the Whitehall Municipality place at 2108 MacArthur Road will be opening a no-charge, drive-through COVID-19 screening site.Northampton County similarly continues to offer screening for individuals with symptoms of COVID-19, completely complimentary to county homeowners who do not have health care. People need to bring image ID and their insurance coverage card

if they have one. Starting Monday, Sept. 28, the hours will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; twelve midday to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; and 9 a.m. to midday every Saturday. The screening site is 3100 Emrick Blvd. in Bethlehem Township.Here is how the Lehigh Valley’s surrounding Pennsylvania counties are faring with the coronavirus, from the state’s info: Berks County has 6,963 total cases and 393 deaths, with 24 brand-new cases and no new deaths reported in the last day. Bucks County has 8,670 total cases and 607 deaths

, with 44 brand-new cases and no new deaths reported in the last day. Carbon County has 458 total cases and 28 deaths, with 3 new cases and no deaths reported in the last day.Monroe County has 1,785 overall cases and 133 deaths, with five brand-new case and one new death reported in the last day. Montgomery County has 12,059 total cases and 878 deaths, with 31 brand-new cases and no new deaths reported in the last day. Schuylkill County has 1,094 overall cases and 52 deaths, with 18 brand-new cases and no brand-new deaths reported in the last day.( Can’t see the chart? Click on this link.)Our journalism requires your assistance. Please subscribe today to lehighvalleylive.com.Connor Lagore might be reached at [email protected]!.?.!.Note to

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