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HARRISBURG — Lawrence County added two new positive COVID-19 case on Friday, the Pa. Department of Health reported on Friday.

Lawrence County now has at 76 positive cases and eight deaths. The county was one of 17 counties moving into the "green" phase of reopening on Friday.

Statewide, Pennsylvania added 693 additional positive cases, bringing the total to 70,735. There were 91 new deaths, bringing the total to 5,464.

On Friday, the state released data showing 366,970 people had tested negative during a PCR test. The recovery rate is 65 percent. The recovery rate is formulated by if a positive case has not been reported as a death and it is more than 30 days past the date of the individual's first positive test.

“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,” Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel 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.”

There are 604 patients who have a positive serology test and either COVID-19 symptoms or a high-risk exposure, which are considered probable cases and not confirmed cases. There are 366,970 patients who have tested negative to date. Of the patients who have tested positive to date the age breakdown is as follows:

Nearly 1 percent are ages 0-4;

Nearly 1 percent are ages 5-12;

Nearly 2 percent are ages 13-18;

6 percent are ages 19-24;

Nearly 37 percent are ages 25-49;

25 percent are ages 50-64; and

28 percent are ages 65 or older.

Most of the patients hospitalized are ages 65 or older, and most of the deaths have occurred in patients 65 or older. In nursing and personal care homes, there are 15,335 resident cases of COVID-19, and 2,565 cases among employees, for a total of 17,900 at 603 distinct facilities in 44 counties. Out of the total deaths, 3,517 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities. Approximately 5,280 of the total cases are in health care workers.

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