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SATURDAY UPDATE: Schuylkill County at 16 Positive Coronavirus Cases

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Schuylkill County’s total of positive COVID-19 coronavirus now stands at 16. That total is 3 higher than yesterday.

This is the seventh consecutive day of positive coronavirus cases locally. Here’s a day-by-day breakdown:

  • March 22: 1
  • March 23: 2
  • March 24: 2
  • March 25: 1
  • March 26: 3
  • March 27: 4
  • March 28: 3

Statewide, there are 2,751 positive cases as of noon Saturday, March 28. That’s 531 cases more than Friday. Twelve more coronavirus-related deaths were reported in Pennsylvania in the last 24 hours. That brings the state’s total to 34.

The first positive case in Pennsylvania was reported on March 6.

Schuylkill County at 16 Positive Coronavirus Cases

To date, there are 2,751 total positive cases in Pennsylvania and another 25,254 negatives. That means 9.8% of those receiving a coronavirus test are testing positive. That percentage remains consistent since the state started consistently reporting negative totals. A total of 28,005 tests have been conducted.

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The Curve

Here’s our own interactive chart created to show the “curve” in COVID-19 coronavirus cases. Note the blue line, which is what state officials have said they’re measuring as the “curve”. The Blue line tracks New Positive cases of coronavirus while the Red tracks total to date. The yellow line marks Total Negative cases reported on the day and Green denotes the total amount of tests conducted. The Orange Line represents New Negative cases since the state started reporting them.

You can see that for the last 3 days, the number of new positive cases of coronavirus has leveled off.

By County Numbers

Statewide, here are the counties with the most positive cases of COVID-19 coronavirus to date:

  • Philadelphia: 709 (+179)
  • Montgomery: 411 (+37)
  • Delaware: 226 (+41)
  • Allegheny: 219 (+61)
  • Bucks: 152 (+28)

These are the totals for counties surrounding Schuylkill County, including the change from yesterday:

  • Schuylkill: 16 (+3)
  • Berks: 65 (NC)
  • Carbon 3 (+1)
  • Columbia: 4 (+1)
  • Dauphin: 23 (+5)
  • Lebanon: 15 (+3)
  • Lehigh: 109 (+16)
  • Luzerne: 65 (+10)
  • Northumberland: 1 (NC)


SPECIAL SECTION: Coronavirus in Schuylkill County

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