Tioga’s Southern Neighbor Has 2nd Highest Infection % in Pa.
Pennsylvania is reporting some grim pandemic numbers, especially for one county in the Northern Tier.
Rural Bradford County, just south of Tioga County, NY, has the second-highest percentage of COVID-19 infections in the Commonwealth at 11.2%, eclipsing the infection rate of urban centers like Philadelphia at 6.1%, which is still under "substantial level of transmission" or Pittsburgh in Allegheny County, which falls under the Keystone's State's "low level of transmission."
Just ahead of Bradford County, at a 12% infection rate is Huntingdon County in the center of the state.
Bradford had 126 new cases over the past week and eight additional deaths since October 14 for a total of 14 lives lost.
Susquehanna County added 18 cases since October 21 for a total of 399. The death toll remained at 28. Wayne county added two cases for a total of 283 and the death toll in that part of the Northern Tier remained unchanged at 12.