Local News Headlines 11/18/20

Here’s your WEDNESDAY morning 11/18 local headlines:

The State Department of Health yesterday confirmed 5,900 additional cases of COVID-19 bringing the total to 275,513 with 30 new deaths totaling 9,355. This is the highest daily increase in cases to date. The number of Blair County cases stands at 2,302 confirmed with 374 probable and 43 deaths.

As Blair County’s COVID-19 numbers continue to rise, the county Emergency Management Director is urging residents to do their part.

The State Health Secretary has announced new measures to combat the rise in COVID-19 cases including wearing masks in your home in some cases.

Enforcement of the new COVID-19 edicts from the state will be nearly impossible to enforce.

A resolution calling for an audit of the data collection systems used by the state Health Department in his response to the coronavirus the pandemic has been approved by the House Health Committee.

Giant Eagle has won the first round in a court fight over the wearing of masks inside the stores.

Blair County Commissioners and Department heads have cut a large portion of a projected deficit out of next year’s budget.

The State Legislature is working this week to put together a spending plan for the rest of the fiscal year.

An Altoona woman has been charged with making her children live in filthy conditions.

Secretary of State Kathy Bookvar says Pennsylvania voters have set a new record in turnout this election.

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