Local News Headlines 4/24/20

It’s FRIDAY!!! Woo Hoo!! Here’s your Friday morning 4/24 local headlines:

The State Department of Health confirmed there are 1.156 new COVID-19 cases bringing the statewide total to 35,684 and a revision in deaths down to 1,421. The number of Blair County cases has risen by one to 15.

Two Republican legislative leaders from the areas to open first are praising the Governor’s plan to reopen.

Local State Rep Jim Gregory is pushing to have Blair County in the first wave of openings.

The number of businesses that believe the current economic climate in Pennsylvania is unfair continues to grow.

With cases of COVID-19 on the increase in nursing homes, a bill before the State Senate would provide more treatment not covered by Medicaid.

The Altoona School District will try to get back some money that is being lost by applying for a special grant.

In a conference call with reporters, Governor Tom Wolf addressed concerns about the state’s unemployment compensation system in wake of a record number to coronavirus-related jobless claims.

The Altoona Symphony has joined the list of closings, cancellations and postponements thanks to COVID-19.

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