Secretary of Health gives update on COVID-19 in Pennsylvania

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HARRISBURG, DAUPHIN COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine provided an update on COVID-19 cases and statistics in the commonwealth on Monday.

The Department of Health stated that the percent positivity rate for the state has increased from last weeks 4.2 percent to 5 percent this week. The department cited the following counties in Northeast Pennsylvania for having a concerning percent-positivity increase:

Bradford (11.2%) Luzerne (7.5%), Schuylkill (7.5%), Lackawanna (7.0%), Montour (6.3%), Susquehanna (5.5%) and Clinton (5.3%).

As of Friday’s data, Bradford, Centre, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Montour and Schuylkill counties were in the substantial level of community transmission

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