Northeast Pennsylvania Records Jump in COVID Infection Rates
Pennsylvania is reporting a jump in COVID-19 cases across the commonwealth and in the Northern Tier.
Over the past week, March 15-22, there have been 20,837 new cases compared to the previous week’s new infections that were recorded at 17,437. Pennsylvania reported 202 residents died over the week bringing the death toll to 24,789.
Bradford County cases jumped by 103 compared to 63 the week before. Bradford County reports 4,615 cases. There were three more deaths for a total of 82. Susquehanna County cases increased by 74, double last week’s increase. Susquehanna County now reports1,849 cases since the start of the pandemic. There were no additional deaths. Susquehanna’s death toll from COVID-19 remains at 53. Wayne County added 83 cases compared to last week’s 54 for a total of 3,265. There was one additional death, bringing Wayne County’s total to 69 lives lost.
Across the border, Broome County reports another death attributed to COVID-19 for a total of 325. Broome’s last report had been Friday, March 19. March 22, the Health Department reported a total of 15,744 cases so far, an increase of 135 since Friday.
No additional deaths were reported in the other Southern Tier Counties. Chenango added 42 cases for a total of 2,651. Cortland County reports 6 new cases for a total of 3,963, Delaware County did not have an update posted March 22. Tioga County reported ten new cases for a total of 3,097.