Centre County Sees Largest One-Day COVID-19 Increase, All Pa. Counties Now Have Confirmed Cases

Apr 7, 2020

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 jumped by 11 in Centre County to a total of 55 and Elk and Jefferson County reported their first cases meaning every county in the state now has at least one confirmed case, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health. 

With Tuesday’s DOH updates, the total number of confirmed cases in Pennsylvania is 14,559. That’s an increase of 1,462 from Monday. 

The report also marked the largest single day’s deaths, with 78 more reported since Monday.

Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine says that's partly because of the time it takes to report cases.

"There is sometimes a lag time for the reporting of cases and particularly deaths into our data system and so sometimes on Tuesday we see an increase reflecting that lag time over the weekend," Levine said.

The total number of deaths statewide is now 240.

Mount Nittany Health has implemented a process for accepting donated goods, including personal protective equipment and cleaning wipes. Gifts of food must be reviewed by Mount Nittany Health’s executive chef.

Those who would like to donate should fill out a form at foundation.mountnittany.org