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Centre County Sees Upswing In COVID-19 Cases, Largest One Day Increase Since April 7

The state Department of Health website shows the incidence of COVID-19 cases by county.

The number of cases of COVID-19 in Centre County has gone up by 11, a tie with April 7 for the largest jump the county has seen in one day.

According to the latest numbers from the state Department of Health, there are 181 confirmed cases and 14 probable cases in Centre County, for a total of 195.

The upswing comes as Penn State and the community prepare for in-person classes in the fall semester, which starts at the end of August. The county was moved to "green," which means in-person dining and other businesses are allowed, within state restrictions.

Overall, Pennsylvania saw an increase of 510 cases, bringing the statewide total to 82,696. While the rate of increase has slowed in many parts of the state, Centre County has been seeing an uptick in the number of cases over the past week after being relatively flat.

Anne Danahy is a reporter at WPSU. She was a reporter for nearly 12 years at the Centre Daily Times in State College, Pennsylvania, where she earned a number of awards for her coverage of issues including the impact of natural gas development on communities.