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New Blair County virus cases decrease

Blair County saw decreases across the board, according to the state Health Department’s early warning monitoring system for the seven days ending Wednesday.

New cases dropped from 72 for Aug. 14-20 to 40 for Aug. 21-27. That brought the incident rate per 100,000 people from 58.8 to 35.9. COVID-19-specific hospitalizations fell from 16.3 daily to 11.1.

Bedford County’s new case total fell from nine to six in the latest report.

Cambria County’s new cases dropped by nearly half from 50 to 29.

Huntingdon County’s new cases plummeted from 25 to 10.

Clearfield County’s dipped from 15 to 13, while Centre County reported an increase from 18 to 30, taking its rate per 100,000 people from 11.1 to 18.4.

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