Posted by on October 5, 2020 4:55 am

Categories: Coal Region Newswire 2 Coronavirus in Pennsylvania Coronavirus in Schuylkill County Local News

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State health officials say 2 more Schuylkill County residents have succumbed to COVID-19 recently.

In its weekend update on coronavirus case data, the Pennsylvania Dept. of Health reported that Schuylkill County’s COVID death toll rose to 57.

Schuylkill County Adds 2 More COVID Deaths

One of the deaths newly reported happened on Sept. 30 and the other happened on Oct. 1.

There have been 5 COVID deaths among locals since Sept. 24. Four of those deaths happened in the last week. And before Sept. 24, the last most recent death happened on Aug. 9.

The state also reported 32 more new cases of coronavirus over the weekend, with 16 new cases reported on Oct. 3 and another 16 on Oct. 3. DOH now says 1,199 people in Schuylkill County are confirmed to have contracted COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.

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Hospitalizations at Local Facilities

The amount of people being treated in Schuylkill County hospitals for COVID-19 has gone down in the past couple days. Right now, according to DOH reporting, there are now 3 patients in the hospital suffering COVID complications.


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3 responses to 2 More COVID Deaths Reported in Schuylkill County – Total at 57

  1. #ImpeachWolf October 7th, 2020 at 1:48 pm

    It would be helpful to also report the ages of those who have recently died of Covid, whether or not they have any pre-existing conditions and the town. For all we know, these could all be nursing home residents. I’m not saying if these unfortunate people lived in nursing homes or senior living facilities that it’s not a tragedy and my prayers go out to the families of those who have passed away from this terrible illness. I just think also including age, medical conditions & location is very relevant for the public to know if our wonderful governor decides to force businesses to close and shuts schools down. We need to truthfully and completely know this information so each of us can make appropriate decisions for ourselves and our family. Quarantine the sick and vulnerable. Not the healthy!!!!!


    • Anon E. Mouse October 12th, 2020 at 11:26 am

      I am 65 was hospitalized on Monday Oct 5th and was released yesterday, Sunday Oct 11. I had become symptomatic on Sunday, Sept 27 and was tested that day and was confirmed positive on Wednesday, Sept. 30th. I was diagnosed with Covid Pneumonia and was give a 5 day treatment of Remdesivir which I finished up yesterday. I was released after my last treatment. I am at home and waiting for further instructions from my infectous diesease doctor.


      • Canary Commenter October 12th, 2020 at 6:30 pm

        We’re definitely glad to hear that you’re home from the hospital. Please get well soon!


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