Pa. sets another record for new coronavirus cases

Written by on November 12, 2020

Pa. sets another record for new coronavirus cases

By Jen Rehill

November 12, 2020

Pennsylvania broke another record again for new coronavirus cases, as 5,488 additional positive cases of COVID-19 were reported Thursday, bringing the statewide total to 248,856. As WLVR News Director Jen Rehill reports, that’s the seventh record-breaking day since Nov. 3.

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There’s no question that Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley are seeing a significant surge in new COVID-19 infections and community spread of the virus. 

Both Lehigh and Northampton counties have been moved to the state’s highest alert level — substantial transmission.

That’s about more than new cases, it’s also about rising hospitalizations and the percentage of positive tests. 

In the Valley, one in ten people who get tested have the virus – more than double the rate of what is considered ‘alarming’ to health officials. 

And cases are growing quickly – in the Lehigh Valley, infections spiked 30% in the last month. 

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