The numbers of positive COVID-19 cases in Elk and McKean counties rose again with Friday’s reporting, each by 6 cases.

Bradford, Kane and Eldred saw increased numbers in McKean County, while in Elk County, all 6 additional cases were in St. Marys, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

Elk County was reporting 99 cases, with 76 confirmed and 23 probable. There were 2760 negative tests. McKean County was reporting 90 cases, 71 confirmed and 19 probable with 4,839 negative tests.

Bradford’s case count rose by 3 to 23 confirmed cases and 7 probable cases. Kane’s case count rose by 1 to 17 confirmed cases and 1 to 4 probable cases. Eldred’s case count rose by 2 to 8 confirmed and 1 to 4 probable cases.

Potter County had 1 additional positive for a total of 38, while Cameron County remains at 8 cases.

Nine counties remain under 100 cases: Elk County, 99, Wyoming County, 96, McKean County, 90, Fulton, 62, Warren, 59, Potter, 38, Forest, 17, Sullivan, 15, and Cameron, 8.

Forty counties remain under 1,000 cases. Twenty-three counties are under 10,000 cases.

Four counties have case counts over 10,000: Philadelphia, 35,138, Allegheny County, 13,821, Montgomery, 13,050, and Delaware, 12,410.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health indicated that there were 1,566 additional positive cases of COVID-19 for Friday’s reporting period, bringing the statewide total to 179,086.

Allegheny is reporting an increase of 141 cases, Philadelphia is reporting an increase of 136 cases and Westmoreland is reporting an increase of 108 cases.

The number of tests administered within the last 7 days between Oct. 9 and 15 is 238,610 with 9,592 positive cases. There were 34,782 test results reported to the department through 10 p.m., Oct. 15.

There are 8,457 total deaths attributed to COVID-19, an increase of 25 new deaths reported. Mask-wearing is required in all businesses and whenever leaving home. Consistent mask-wearing is critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19.

There are 1,560 cases who have a positive viral antigen test and are considered probable cases and 646 patients who have a positive serology test and either COVID-19 symptoms or a high-risk exposure.

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