Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital has seen an increase in COVID-19 patients. There are currently about 30 patients with COVID-19 hospitalized at the facility. Geisinger has been in double-digit COVID-19 hospitalizations since October 19th. So far this month, they are admitting about three new COVID-19 patients to the hospital each day.
State Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) has announced local recipients of Safe Schools Targeted Grants in Mifflin and Centre counties. Grants are awarded to schools to prevent and reduce violent incidents, to purchase safety and security-related equipment, and to provide for the training and compensation of school resource and police officers. In Mifflin County, Mifflin County Christian Academy will receive just under $11,000 ($10,970). Belleville Mennonite School was awarded just under $15,000 ($14,924).
Authorities say the cause of a death in Huntingdon County is still undetermined. State Police responded to Bankstown Road in Mapleton Borough on October 17th to investigate the death of a 22-year-old Port Matilda woman. Anyone with information regarding the incident should contact State Police at Huntingdon.