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Bleak COVID milestones we met or passed

Allentown Morning Call logo Allentown Morning Call 7/18/2020 By Jennifer Sheehan, The Morning Call

On Monday, the United States will mark its six-month anniversary with COVID-19.

Along with that somber news, we have met or surpassed a number of other milestones this weekend. Here’s a look at just a few, according to statistics from the state Department of Health:

* Total new cases in PA pass 100,000: With the 763 new cases reported Saturday, Pennsylvania’s total now stands at 100,241

* Total deaths exceed 7,000: With 15 new deaths, the state’s total as of Saturday is 7,007.

* Surpassed a million people tested in Pennsylvania

* Lehigh County, with 22 new cases, cracked the top 10 counties among new cases in the 67 counties.

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