Here is your THURSDAY morning 5/21 local headlines:
The State Department of Health yesterday confirmed an additional 746 cases of COVID-19 bring the state total to 64,412 and 143 new deaths now totaling 4,767. The number of confirmed cases in Blair County remained steady at 38 with one death.
Another State lawmaker is calling for Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Health to be replaced.
A prison inmate who died from COVID-19 at an Altoona hospital is now listed as the first death from Huntingdon County.
On orders from Governor Wolf, prison inmates have begun to be released as a result of the coronavirus.
The Bishop of the Altoona-Johnstown Catholic Diocese has announced plans to resume church activities.
Barbers, Hair stylists, animal groomers and more businesses will have to wait longer to reopen after the state house failed to override Governor Wolf’s veto of a bill to allow it.
The state House has passed another bill which seeks to further reopen one part of Pennsylvania’s economy, dine-in restaurants.
Pennsylvania is now working on guidelines to allow sporting events, exhibitions and leagues, both professional and amateur to open up.
Members of the Blair County Convention Center are trying to muster ways of getting some business back.
Local Congressman Dr. John Joyce will co-chair two important Congressional Committees dealing with China.