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Pennsylvania Virus Case Increases Near 31,100

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HARRISBURG, Pa.-- On Tuesday, the Wolf Administration revealed  Pennsylvania has seen a seven-day case increase of 31,140, a statewide percent positivity of 10.5% and 66 counties with substantial transmission status.

“After six straight weeks of all 67 counties reporting in the substantial level of transmission, we now have one county moving into the low level of transmission category – a great sign of progress,” Gov. Wolf said. “But there is still more work for us to do and we must not become complacent.”

“We need residents to wear a mask, social distance, avoid gatherings and do the right thing to stop the spread,” Acting Secretary of Health Alison Beam said.

Last Friday, 65 counties were in the substantial level of community transmission, the highest level.

Pennsylvania has seen 67,564 total cases of COVID-19 among 5 to 18-year-olds. Of that number, 4,143 occurred between January 15 – January 21. For the week of January 8 – January 15, there were 5,376 cases of COVID-19 among 5 to 18-year-olds.

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