Local News Headlines 4/22/20

Here’s your WEDNESDAY morning 4/22 local headlines:

The State Department of Health confirmed that there are 1,296 new cases of COVID-19 bring the state total to 34,528 and the death total to 1,564. Blair County totals remained steady at 14 cases.

Yesterday’s announcement of 360 deaths related to COVID-19 is a result of a change in the way the state is counting, now adding probable cases to the total. Probable means no testing was done.

Governor Wolf is standing by his veto of the bill to re-open some business in the state saying it would jeopardize the efforts to mitigate COVID-19.

Regions that have a relatively low number of confirmed cases might be able to re-open in a fairly robust way on May 8th says the Governor.

The Governor has made nearly 16 million dollars available for food banks across Pennsylvania.

According to a published report today, all is not well at UPMC Altoona in terms of safety.

A bill to define telemedicine and set proper guidelines is headed to Governor Tom Wolf’s desk following final passage in the state Senate.

Blair County Commissioners failed to support a motion that would have extended the deadlines for paying your property taxes.

A Blair County judge has denied lower bail for a former Bellwood wrestling coach accused of sexually abusing children.

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