Schuylkill County’s COVID-19 death toll rose by 2 on Friday, according to data from the Pennsylvania Dept. of Health.
These deaths are the 54th and 55th deaths from coronavirus since the start of the pandemic. And they’re the second and third deaths reported in the last 10 days in Schuylkill County.
Schuylkill County COVID Death Toll at 55 – 2 More Locals Pass Away
The latest 2 local deaths from COVID-19 complications, according to the Health Dept., happened on Sept. 29 and Sept. 30. Another death was marked on Sept. 24 but wasn’t reported by the state until late this week.
Prior to that reported death, Schuylkill County had gone 44 days without a death blamed on COVID-19.
This recent spate of deaths being blamed on the coronavirus come amid a flurry of new cases reported in Schuylkill County. On Oct. 1, the latest date reported by the state DOH, another 21 positive COVID cases were reported locally. A total of 8 Schuylkill County residents are getting treated for COVID-19 symptoms in local hospitals.
The 21 new cases is the second largest single-day total reported in Schuylkill County since the start of the pandemic. And it’s the second time state health regulators reported that total in the last 7 days. During that time, 109 new positive cases of the coronavirus have been recorded in Schuylkill County.
The highest single-day total here, 26 cases, happened back on April 29.
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