Local News Headlines 10/28/20

Here’s your WEDNESDAY morning 10/28 local headlines:

The State Department of Health yesterday confirmed 2,751 additional cases of COVID-19 bringing the total to 198,446 with 23 new deaths totaling 8,696. The case increase is the largest daily increase to date. The number of Blair County cases stands at 1.150 confirmed with 52 probable and 27 deaths.

The Altoona School District is reporting three COVID-19 cases including a bus driver and two staff members at Altoona Junior High.

A federal court has ruled that a man who filed a case against Giant Eagle for demanding that he wear a mask has no case and dismissed it.

Huntingdon officials are dealing with a sudden outbreak of COVID-19 at the County prison.

The State Health Secretary says beginning tomorrow, a drive-thru and indoor testing clinic will be held in the Parking lot of the Huntingdon Plaza.

As the number of new cases continues to surge, Pennsylvanians are encouraged to help with COVID-19 case investigations and contact tracing.

Authorities in Blair County are investigating a one vehicle fatal crash involving a tractor trailer near the Claysburg exit of I-99 yesterday.

With Election Day less than a week away, Pennsylvania voters who have yet to cast their ballots are urged to make a plan to do so.

The fall turkey season is scheduled to get underway this Saturday.

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