Local News Headlines 8/19/20

Here’s your WEDNESDAY morning 8/19 local headlines:

The State Department of Health yesterday confirmed 735 additional cases of COVID-19 bringing the total to 125,579 with 31 new deaths totaling 7,499. Philadelphia reported a two day total of 208 cases. The total number of Blair County cases stands at 338 confirmed with 17 probable and 8 deaths.

Governor Wolf has modified the edict regarding schools opening now requiring students to wear mask all day regardless of social distancing, drawing complaints from school leaders around the state.

In advance of Friday’s meeting to decide whether high school sports will be played this fall, PIAA officials appeared before the Pennsylvania Athletic Oversight Committee.

At least one student at Mount Aloysius has already tested positive for COVID-19.

The State prison system is rolling out modified video visiting procedures to make it easier to schedule online visits.

Pennsylvania has removed North Carolina, Utah, Wisconsin, Iowa and Nebraska from the list of states that require isolation when entering the state.

An Altoona woman awaiting trial on felony drug charges was arrested again this week for drug possession during a traffic stop.

Logan Township Police report the arrest of an Altoona woman caught with drugs in her vehicle during a traffic stop.

A Tyrone man is suing Tyrone Hospital in County court for damages related to care he received four years ago.

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