Local News Headlines 8/11/20

Here’s your TUESDAY morning 8/11 local headlines:

The State Department of Health yesterday confirmed 601 additional cases of COVID-19 bringing the total to 119,453 with three new deaths totaling 7,317. The total Blair County cases stands at 278 confirmed with 15 probable and five deaths.

A local lung specialist says because people are not taking wearing masks seriously, the spread of COVID-19 will continue.

Under pressure, The Wolf Administration will provide recommendations to schools districts on opening based on the local rate of COVID transmission.

The State Health Secretary yesterday reiterated the Governor’s strong recommendation for schools to cancels sports.

Two State Reps have drafted legislation to stop the Governor from halting school sports.

The state Department of Labor and Industry is continuing to add staff to meet the increase in coronavirus pandemic-related unemployment compensation claims.

Governor Wolf is warning President Trump that a possible speech at Gettysburg could violate the state’s ban on gatherings larger than 250.

A violent confrontation led to the arrest of a city man for a double assault last Saturday.

The trend continues; another traffic stop in Blair County has led to drug charges against the driver.