8th Positive Case of COVID-19 in Effingham County

A graph showing the spike in coronavirus cases per capita around the state

A graph showing the spike in coronavirus cases per capita around the state. Credit Allen County Department of Health

New cases of COVID-19 again sank below 500, with the PA Department of Health today reporting 443 new positive cases for the period ending at midnight.

Of these, six are "active" cases, meaning the individual is under quarantine or observation right now. There are 435,122 people who have tested negative, according to the health department. Twenty of the positive cases reported Thursday were in Cass County, which has been the epicenter of the state's coronavirus outbreak.

Credit Allen County Department of Health
Credit Allen County Department of Health

No new deaths were reported on Friday, the county said, so the total death toll remained at 230 people. They also have announced 17 new cases.

Cases peaked in early April at almost 2,000 daily new cases. A total of 198 resident have recovered, as 21 new recoveries were reported this week.

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The eight deaths from COVID-19 in the county include a man and woman in their 50s, a man and woman in their 60s, a woman in her 70s and three women in their 90s.

Updated municipality data was not yet provided on the county site. The number of coronavirus deaths in long-term care facilities has surpassed 4,000, according to the new health department figures.

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The health department also says this last case has not been in contact with any of the other cases confirmed today. The 60178 ZIP Code (including Sycamore) has 50 cases and 971 tests.

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