Centre County sees more than 200 new COVID-19 cases, a new one-day record

The county now has Pennsylvania’s highest number of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people over the last seven days.

  • Min Xian/WPSU

(State College) — The number of COVID-19 cases in Centre County saw a new spike Tuesday, which was up by 212 from Monday. This broke the previous highest single-day increase record set on Sept. 9.

There are a total of 1,449 cases in the county, the state Department of Health reported Tuesday.

Centre County now has Pennsylvania’s highest number of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people over the last seven days, according to the state Department of Health. A New York Times analysis ranked State College No. 5 in metro areas nationwide where new cases are increasing the fastest.

Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine said Monday that nearly 70% of September COVID-19 cases in northcentral Pennsylvania are among people between the ages of 19 and 24.

Levine said that’s a staggering increase compared to this spring, when people in that age group made up only 7% of cases.

“College and university students are uniquely positioned now to help change the course of the spread of this virus, by changing and adapting your actions,” Levine said.

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