In Centre County, the total number of COVID-19 cases reported is now near 3,200.
The research is being stepped up on, not only the impact of the cases, but also the issue of contact tracing.
The increase in new COVID-19 cases being reported in Centre County is drawing increased attention nationwide.
It’s drawing added attention from the state Department of Health and other agencies.
The DOH is keeping their COVID-19 testing center open at the Nittany Mall for the remainder of this week.
So far, more than 1,000 people have been tested there.
County administrators said this week they are getting a better overall look at the pandemic impact in the county.
Centre County Commissioner Mike Pipe says officials are getting a more granular look at ages and zip codes that they can share with school districts and Penn State
Many of the county’s new COVID-19 cases are tied to Penn State related cases.
During a recent virtual town hall, university administrators said their working with the health department despite some problems.