Lackawanna, Monroe counties report new COVID-19 deaths
The seven-county Northeast Pennsylvania region recorded two COVID-19 deaths in a single day Wednesday for the second time in five days, according to the state Department of Health.
That’s only the second time that’s occurred in a fiveday period since late July. Single deaths occurred in Lackawanna and Monroe counties with Monroe reporting a new death for the fourth day in a row.
The region also had two reported deaths on Sunday. The last time two in a single day were reported twice in a five-day period was Sept. 2 and 5. Before that, it was July 21 and 22.
The two local deaths were among 17 reported statewide and raised the state toll to 8,079. There have been 607 deaths in Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike,
Susquehanna, Wayne and Wyoming counties.
Statewide, the Department of Health reported 853 new positive tests for the virus, including 25 in Northeast Pennsylvania.
So far, 153,397 people have tested positive across the state with 9,430 in the local counties.
In the local counties:
Lackawanna had seven new cases for 2,424 total, 71 probable. The new death pushed the county total to 217.
Luzerne added 10 cases for 4,060 total, 116 probable, and remained at 189 deaths.
Monroe added five cases for 1,785 total, 46 probable. The new death raised the county’s total to 133.
Pike added one case for 572 total, 25 probable, and remained at 22 deaths.
Susquehanna remained at 293 cases, nine probable, and 28 deaths.
Wayne added one case for 223 total, 10 probable, and remained at 10 deaths.
Wyoming added one case for 73 total, three probable, and remained at eight deaths. The new case was the county’s first since Sept. 12.
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