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As free COVID-19 testing continues in Blair County, local leaders ask public to help stop the spread

In Blair County, the number of cases has more than doubled since the beginning of November. On Sunday, it passed 3,300, according to the state Department of Health.

By Anne Danahy

Penn Highlands offers rapid COVID-19 testing in six rural locations

Several counties that Penn Highlands serves, including Blair, Huntingdon and Elk, have seen higher incidence rates than the state average.

By Min Xian/WPSU

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The Latest: Russia reports yet another virus case record

The surge in infections is straining Russia’s vast but underfunded health care system

By The Associated Press

COVID-19 antibody treatment soon to arrive in Pennsylvania

The federal government plans to distribute monoclonal antibodies for the coronavirus to healthcare systems throughout Pennsylvania, state Secretary of Health Rachel Levine said Friday.

By Darryl C. Murphy/WHYY

GOP lawmakers send governor bill to limit COVID-19 lawsuits

Republican-backed proposal to make it harder to sue schools, health care providers and others over COVID-19 claims has been approved by the Pennsylvania Legislature.

By The Associated Press

Study shows disparate economic impact over months of COVID-19 pandemic

The rate of unemployment claims during the COVID-19 pandemic among Latino and Native American workers in Pennsylvania was twice that of white and Asian workers, as of mid-October. They were even higher for Black workers, according to a new report by economists at Penn State.

By Alanna Elder

Pennsylvania jobless rate falls — because labor force shrank

The unemployment rate fell only because of a big drop in the state’s civilian labor force, and the state has yet to recover many of the jobs lost to the economic impact of the coronavirus.

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press

Staff shortages, COVID-19 increases push State College schools to remote classes

As of Thursday, the school district’s COVID-19 dashboard lists 13 positive cases among regularly-scheduled employees and 22 among in-person students.

By Anne Danahy