Local News Headlines 4/27/20

Here’s your MONDAY morning 4/27 local headlines:

The State Health Department yesterday reported an additional 1,116 cases of COVID-19 bringing the total in the state to just over 41,000 and more than 1,500 deaths. The Blair County number of cases has risen to 21.

The State Health Secretary says people shouldn’t be expecting a quick return to their regular way of life, even after the pandemic.

Testing for coronavirus will need to expand significantly to determine which areas of Pennsylvania will have restrictions eased.

Blair County leaders are ready to take the next step towards re-opening the economy.

While Pennsylvania’s food supply remains safe amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Secretary of Agriculture is expressing some concerns.

The number of calls received for overdoses in Blair County has risen since the stay at home order went into effect.

The State LCB will open more liquor stores for curbside service including Duncansville, Tyrone, East Chestnut Avenue and Valley View Shopping Center.

GOP State lawmakers are pressing Governor Wolf to allow garden centers to open during the shutdown.

An Altoona man has been charged for beating a woman after she cut his son’s hair.

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