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Monroe County's Average Daily COVID Cases Have More Than Tripled in Ten Days

Updated: Jun 25, 2020

The Boro*'s chart of the rolling seven-day average of new Monroe County COVID cases since May 1. From the date it was announced the county would go green there has been a slow, but steadily upward tick in new cases in the county. As of today, the average number of new cases has more than doubled in that time.

HARRISBURG (JUN 24 2020) - Data released today by the Pennsylvania Department of Health shows the number of new cases in Monroe County continues an upward trend after the county was designated to enter the green phase of reopening a little over ten days ago. Analysis of the county data by The Boro* shows that, from the time Governor Tom Wolf announced, on June 12, that the county would be approved to enter the green phase or reopening on June 19, the seven-day average of new confirmed COVID-19 cases in the county has more than tripled, from an average of 1.28/day on June 13, to 3.86/day as of 12:01 am this morning. The last time the county had a seven-day average of new cases that high was during the final days in the red phase of reopening. When the county went into the yellow phase on May 29, the rolling seven-day average of new cases was 2.85/day.

The state has similarly seen increases in new cases. Today marks the sixth day in a row that the commonwealth recorded over 450 new cases each day. State deaths have also been rising, with 54 new deaths having been reported today - the largest single day number since June 9. Pennsylvania has recorded 83,191 COVID cases in total, and 6,014 deaths since the outbreak hit Pennsylvania. Over 10,000 of those cases were registered in June, during which over 400 deaths in Pennsylvania were attributed to the disease.

Releasing today's numbers, the Secretary of the Department of Health, Dr. Rachel Levine, emphasized the need for continued vigilance and adherence to mitigation measures. “As Pennsylvania continues to move forward in the process to reopen, we need to remember that the threat from COVID-19 has not gone away,” Levine said. “As counties move into the yellow and green phases, we must take personal responsibility to protect others. Wearing a mask, continuing to maintain social distancing, and washing your hands frequently are all steps we can take to help protect others, including our most vulnerable Pennsylvanians, our essential workers and our healthcare system.” {ED NOTE: Updated to correct an editing error. The seven day average of new cases tripled in ten days, not doubled as was originally written. While the chart contains the correct 7-day average for June 24, due to a downloading error the number of new cases for June 21, 22, and 23 are nor correctly reflected, they are actually 6, 2, and 1. We regret the error.)

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