Local News Headlines 4/15/20

Here’s your WEDNESDAY morning 4/15 local headlines:

The State Department of Health confirmed yesterday that there are 1,146 new cases of COVID-19 bring the state total to 25,345 with 60 new deaths totaling 584. The number of Blair County cases remains unchanged at 11.

State Health officials say the rate of new coronavirus cases is on the decline this week.

Governor Wolf is commenting on this week’s announcement of a task force which will coordinate a reopening process for northeast states.

The state House has approved a bill which seeks to reopen many businesses closed by an order from Governor Wolf in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Since March 15th, 1.3 million Pennsylvanians have filed for unemployment benefits.

Pennsylvania State Police are gearing up to investigate coronavirus-related hate crimes against Asian Americans.

The number of requests for mail-in ballots in Pennsylvania is going through the roof.

Blair County Commissioners took steps yesterday to help out employees furloughed as a result of the pandemic.

The Altoona-Blair County Airport is supposed to get $69,000 as part of the FAA COVID-19 airport relief package.

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