Here’s your WEDNESDAY morning 5/13 local headlines:
The State Department of Health yesterday confirmed an additional 837 new cases of COVID-19 bring the total to 57,991 with 75 new deaths brings the state total to 3,806. The number of confirmed cases in Blair County has risen by two to 30 with no deaths.
President Trump is planning a visit to an Eastern Pennsylvania medical supplier this week.
State Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine announced a new, robust testing strategy for all staff and residents of nursing homes.
The State Attorney General has opened a criminal probe into several nursing homes around the state due to the pandemic.
A state Senate bill is calling for 500-million-dollars to support nursing homes and long-term care facilities.
A doctor with UPMC says he’s anticipating several more waves of COVID-19.
The State Health Department is distributing a trial medication to treat COVID-19.
A fast-moving fire broke out in a Huntingdon County business late Monday and quickly spread to an apartment building displacing dozens of residents.
A local woman charged with robbery this week is now facing drug charges in a separate incident.
An Altoona School Board member came under attack from a fellow board member and the President of the teachers union this week.