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Lawrence County reported another COVID-19 death and 15 new cases on Tuesday, state health officials reported.

The death count now stands at 181.

Of the total cases, eight were confirmed and seven were probable.

The county’s case totals are 5,944 since the beginning of the pandemic with 4,515 confirmed and 1,429 probable.

There were 28 new negative tests, totaling 17,778.

Lawrence County enters its 18th consecutive week of the substantial level of community transmission. The county entered the advanced designation the week of Oct. 23. 

So far, 7,844 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Lawrence County. The total of people receiving both doses is now to 3,033.

There are 1,474,479 Pennsylvanians who have received one dose and 559,644 who received both doses.

At UPMC Jameson, there are six COVID-19 patients hospitalized. Data reported to the Pennsylvania Health Department indicates there are five available adult ICU beds in the hospital with 11 currently staffed. In the hospital, there are two COVID-19 ventilators in use and two adult patients in the COVID-19 intensive care unit.

The state reported 2,830 new cases on Tuesday, bringing the statewide total to 917,848.

Statewide, positivity rates from Feb. 12 through Feb. 18 decreased to 6.5 percent from 8 percent.

There were 97 new deaths across the state, bringing the total to 23,711. Of those, 12,838 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities, 80 of which have occurred in Lawrence County.

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