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All six local counties remain in the high transmission category for COVID-19 because all had more than 99 new cases per 100,000 residents over the past week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website showed.

Bedford and Huntingdon counties are also in the high range for test positivity.

The number of new cases in the past week rose significantly for all six local counties, with percentages of increase ranging from 18 to 108 percent.

The number of hospital admissions for the past week rose significantly in Bedford, Centre, Clearfield and Huntingdon counties, but fell in Blair and Cambria.

The percentage of eligible residents fully vaccinated continued around 50 percent, with Bedford County significantly lower and Centre County significantly higher.

Weekly COVID-19 statistics show:

* Blair County: 304 new cases, up 21 percent; 249 incidence rate; 7.36 percent positivity; 29 new hospital admissions; 8 percent of hospital beds used; 16 percent of ICU beds used; 50 percent of eligible residents fully vaccinated.

* Bedford County: 223 new cases, up 108 percent; 465 incidence rate; 18.48 percent positivity; eight new COVID hospital admissions; 20 percent of hospital beds used; 37 percent of eligible residents fully vaccinated.

* Cambria County: 410 new cases, up 66 percent; 314 incidence rate; 7.86 percent positivity; 14 new COVID hospital admissions; 9 percent of hospital beds used; 24 percent of ICU beds used; 55 percent of eligible residents fully vaccinated.

* Centre County: 474 new cases, up 39 percent; 291 incidence rate; 8.56 percent positivity; 32 new hospital admissions; 14 percent of hospital beds used; 20 percent of ICU beds used; 58 percent of eligible residents fully vaccinated.

* Clearfield County: 233 new cases, up 47 percent; 293 incidence rate; 6.25 percent positivity; 20 new hospital admissions; 16 percent of hospital beds used; 32 percent of ICU beds used; 50 percent of eligible residents fully vaccinated.

* Huntingdon County: 143 new cases, up 18 percent; 316 incidence rate; 10.23 percent positivity; 10 new hospital admissions 16 percent of hospital beds used; 36 percent of ICU beds used; 49 percent of eligible residents fully vaccinated.

Mirror Staff Writer William Kibler is at 814-949-7038.



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