No new COVID-19 deaths in NEPA, but 32 new cases

The state recorded 32 new COVID-19 cases, but no new deaths, in a seven-county Northeast Pennsylvania region, according to state Department of Health figures released Saturday.

Statewide, the department reported 123,800 cases overall, an increase of 850 from Friday.

There were 20 new deaths reported statewide Saturday, bringing the state total of deaths to 7,465.

All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have cases of COVID-19, and mask-wearing remains required in all businesses and whenever leaving home.

“As the state has put in place targeted mitigation efforts to offset recent case increases, we must renew our commitment to protecting against COVID-19 by wearing a mask, practicing social distancing and following the requirements set forth in the orders for bars and restaurants, gatherings and telework,” Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said in a statement. “Pennsylvania has been a model for the country on how to reopen effectively using a careful, measured approach. However, we know the virus has not gone away as we see cases rise, so we must work together to stop another surge.”

With no new deaths recorded across the seven counties of Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne and Wyoming, the total deaths in this region remained at 588.

The 32 new cases in the seven NEPA counties bring the overall total of cases in the region to 8,193.

Luzerne County again had most of the region’s new cases — 22 of the regional increase of 32.

In the local counties:

Lackawanna added three cases for 1,960 total, of which 61 were probable cases, and remained at 212 deaths.

Luzerne added 22 cases for 3,598 total, 88 probable, and remained at 185 deaths.

Monroe added six cases for 1,663 total, 43 probable, and remained at 125 deaths.

Pike remained at 527 cases, 25 probable, and 21 deaths.

Susquehanna added one case for 220 total, seven probable, and remained at 27 deaths.

Wayne remained at 162 cases, seven probable, and 10 deaths.

Wyoming remained at 63 cases, three probable, and eight deaths.

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