BREAKING NEWS: First Lycoming County COVID-19 case

Tuesday evening, Charles Kiessling, Lycoming County Coroner confirmed to News Talk 104.1 the first positive case of COVID-19 in Lycoming County.

Details on the case are scarce as testing results have begun to arrive in Lycoming County, it is unknown at this point if the patient is currently hospitalized or in self quarantine.

UPDATE: The patient is in home quarantine according to Kiessling.

Earlier in the day, the Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., March 24, that there are 207 additional positive cases of COVID-19, and four new deaths, bringing the statewide total to 851 in 40 counties.

Lycoming County now joins neighboring counties as noted below that have at least one positive COVID-19 case confirmed.

  • Montour County – 3
  • Bradford County – 1
  • Columbia County – 1
  • Potter County – 1

Neighboring counties of Clinton, Northumberland, Sullivan and Tioga County have remained confirmed case free to this point.

These 4 counties are part of the 26 remaining in Pennsylvania that have yet to have a positive COVID-19 case confirmed at this writing.

UPMC also on Tuesday, limited visitors during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kiessling on social media Tuesday evening: “There is a positive in Lycoming County and as more testing is completed there will be more. As an RN, the Lycoming County Coroner and President of the PA Coroner’s Association I am working daily with other Coroners and Medical Examiners, DOH (Department of Health), PEMA (Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency) and other agencies as we prepare to handle those that will not survive this pandemic. Please stay home unless you must be out. For those who have fever, cough, or short of breath and test positive for COVID 19 let others know and remain quarantined until you are over your illness!! Please help us to save lives!!

More details to follow.