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Nittany Mall Testing Center Extends Hours

In Centre County, not only are the number of COVID-19 cases increasing, but there’s also been a sizeable jump recently in the death toll. County and Health Care Administrators continue to call for more Coronavirus testing.

Centre County Coroner Scott Sayers says in the past week since last Thursday, five County residents have died from COVID-19. Its one of the reasons to extend the hours for a free testing center at the Nittany Mall into next month. By late Tuesday, the Coroner’s numbers on the COVID-19 death toll in Centre County changing again with four more deaths to report. According to the Coroner, the County now has 31 COVID-19 related deaths. Until recently, the free testing center at the Nittany Mall wasn’t that busy. Now, it’s reflecting the Coronavirus increase Nationwide. Centre Co. Administrator Margaret Gray saying: “At first we were testing about 145-150 people a day, but then in the last week it nearly doubled as many as 250 a day.”

On Tuesday, they decided to allow for more daily tests and keep the center open, at least through the first or second week of December. Centre Co. Commissioner Steve Dershem saying: “By that time Students will have left town, and hopefully things getting back to some type of normal.” Penn State Tuesday announcing another 145 positive COVID-19 tests among Students at University Park, along with 5 employees. Since August, just under 4,500 Students along with 29 Employees have tested positive.

A reminder: You don’t need to pre-register, or get Doctor’s approval to use the Nittany Mall test site, they will ask for some form of identification or a health care ID card.

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