Westmoreland County sees 2nd-highest report of new coronavirus cases | TribLIVE.com

The new cases — 89 confirmed and 49 probable — bring the county’s total to 5,431, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

The county’s previous of 148 was set on Oct. 15. It’s also the second straight day with more than 100 new cases.

Six new deaths were reported, bringing the county’s total to 129. It’s the third time the county’s high of six deaths has been reported, following May 18 and Oct. 29. The county’s death rate per 100,000 people rose from 35.1 to 36.8.

Wednesday’s PCR test positivity rate — the percentage of PCR tests that come back positive — in Westmoreland County was 19.78%.

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