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One in 10 Penn State students who returned to State College has now had COVID-19

Dr. Deborah Birx of the White House Coronavirus Task Force met with Penn State leadership last week and said what the university is doing in terms of testing and contact tracing “is working.” But she said more could be done.

By Min Xian/WPSU

Penn State: COVID-19 numbers show declines, but “too early” to say if it’s a trend

The new total number of cases among University Park students for the week of Sept. 25 to Oct. 1 is 485, about two-thirds of the previous week’s 694.

By Min Xian/WPSU

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Penn State issues 1,277 sanctions for COVID-19 policy violations

The university’s Office of Student Conduct reported incidents “including refusal to wear a mask or face covering in public, non-adherence to Penn State’s quarantine/isolation guidelines, and failure to observe guidance that strictly moderates gatherings both on and off campus.”

By Min Xian/WPSU

Free COVID-19 testing in State College extended into next week to curb ‘likely’ community spread

Both the demand for testing among residents and the positivity rate from tests performed so far at the site remain high, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

By Min Xian/WPSU

Penn State COVID-19 cases up nearly 300 as Centre County cases pass 2,000

The latest date from the state Health Department brings the total number of cases to 1,665 students at University Park.

By Anne Danahy/WPSU

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

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.

By Min Xian/WPSU

Unable to stop wrestling tournament in Centre County, officials issue $10,000 in citations

College Township tried to stop the Olympic Club Duals, saying it would violate COVID-19 restrictions. The event drew an estimated 2,700 people.

By Anne Danahy/WPSU

Penn State COVID-19 cases up by nearly 500 this week, Centre County tops 1,000 total

University President Eric Barron said administrators remain concerned about the spread of the coronavirus, but the university is not moving to remote instruction.

By Min Xian/WPSU

In huge one-day spike, Centre County COVID-19 cases increase by nearly 200

That’s more than a 25% increase in one day.

By Anne Danahy/WPSU