BREAKING NEWS: Bedford County records first COVID-19 death; state at nearly 500 virus fatalities | Coronavirus


BREAKING NEWS: Bedford County records first COVID-19 death; state at nearly 500 virus fatalities | Coronavirus

The first COVID-19-related death was recorded for Bedford County on Saturday, as the state Department of Health issued its daily update.

There have been four other individuals diagnosed with the virus in Bedford County, with two new cases Saturday.

Two new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Cambria County, bringing the total to 13. There has also been one death in Cambria.

In Somerset County, the number of cases remained steady at 10 with no deaths.

The Department of Health confirmed 1,676 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 21,655.

The department also reported 78 new deaths among positive cases, bringing the statewide total to 494. All deaths are among adults, according to the department.

Nearly 100,000 people have tested negative for the virus in Pennsylvania.

Russ O’Reilly is a reporter for The Tribune-Democrat. Follow him on Twitter @RussellOReilly.

 




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