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Centers for Disease Control


Crawford County added 24 coronavirus cases Friday, state officials said.

The Department of Health reported the increase in cases in its latest data release, bringing the county's total number of COVID-19 cases to 6,257 since the pandemic began about 11 months ago.

The county has had 221 cases over the past 14 days, or about 16 a day over that span. 

The state's online hospital dashboard listed four COVID patients hospitalized in the county, a decrease of three from Thursday. There were three adult patients in an intensive care unit, an increase of one, and two people using ventilators, the same number as Thursday. The state said seven adult ICU beds were available in the county, also the same as Thursday.

In other COVID-related news:

• Regionally, since the state started tracking COVID-19, Erie County has had 16,830 cases (an increase of 60 from Thursday), Mercer County 7,908 (up 28), Venango County 3,281 (up 13) and Warren County 2,122 (up eight).

 Pennsylvania's Department of Health registered less than 4,000 new COVID-19 cases for the sixth day in a row on Friday, confirming 2,778 cases across the commonwealth. Health officials also announced another 67 deaths linked to the novel coronavirus.

• The positive test rate statewide dropped to 6.5 percent this week, the 10th week in a row it has dropped.

• The number of hospitalized COVID patients dropped by 63 on Friday. Statewide, 2,061 patients were being treated in Pennsylvania facilities. Also, there were 441 residents being treated in intensive care units, down 26 from Thursday, while 266 patients were being treated on ventilators, up 11 from Thursday.

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