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State College COVID-19 Rate

In Centre County, more than 200 new COVID-19 cases have been reported in just the last few days.

The recent surge in cases once again has experts stressing that the pandemic isn’t over.

The recent increase in new COVID cases in State College and Centre County are drawing attention, even national attention.

In fact, according to a recent survey of communities nationwide, State College is in the top ten in terms of recent case increases.

In downtown State College there are more signs of life and business, and traffic in the streets.

But according to the New York Times, the recent COVID outbreak is among the worst in the nation.

“This is not a matter of students being more lax, or community members or visitors,” explains State College Mayor Ron Filippelli. “It’s about everyone.”

There have been hundreds of new cases in the past week on the Penn State campus.

After urging students in eight campus dorms to be tested, the university stepped up that warning to include an entire dorm complex: East Halls.

“This does suggest a general broad scale increase in COVID in the Penn State community,” says Matt Ferrari with the PSU Center for Infectious Diseases.

At the Mount Nittany Medical Center, over 26,000 COVID vaccinations have now been given and now, more cases.

“We are seeing our highest number of COVID patients in six weeks and we’ve had to take measures to expand the need,”

And researchers are confirming a new COVID strain variant in Centre County the so called U.K. virus.

“We are seeing about a 50 percent increase in mortality associated with this variant,” Hester says.

“We are seeing about a 50 percent increase in mortality associated with this variant,” Hester says.

A new free COVID testing center opens Tuesday in the meeting room at the Patton Township building.

The State College COVID-19 ordinance is still in place.

Close to 140 citations have now been issued for violating various pandemic prevention measures.

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