Luzerne County had four deaths from COVID-19 this week, County Superintendent David Pedri said on Friday, adding that he is concerned about the number of new COVID-19 cases in the province.
“In all that is going on, I just want to remind people that we are not in this COVID fight,” Pedri said.
The state Department of Health on Friday reported another 44 COVID-19 cases in Luzerne County. The province has a total of 4,594 cases of which 190 died, according to the data.
The death toll in Luzerne County has remained at 190 since Sept. 21, according to the state. Pedri said he learned of the four deaths in the province from the county coroner’s office and provided the following information:
- A woman, 92, died at a nursing home on Sunday.
- A man, 72, died at a nursing home on Tuesday.
- A woman, 77, died at a hospital on Tuesday.
- One man, 83 died at a nursing home on Friday.
The state Department of Health on Thursday reported another 54 COVID-19 cases in Luzerne County. That is the highest number of additional cases reported in a day since 61 additional cases were reported on May 9.
The department reported a total of 289 additional cases in the province from October 10 – an average daily increase of 41.3. The total from last week was 165, and the average daily was 23.6.
The health department on Friday reported another 1,566 cases and 25 new deaths statewide, for a total of 179,086 cases and 8,457 total deaths attributed to COVID-19.