Category Archives: Local News

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS MARCH 30, 2020

NEW COVID-19 NUMBERS IN PA The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed last night that there are 643 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 3,394 in 58 counties. The department also reported four new deaths among positive cases, bringing the statewide total to 38. All people are either in isolation at home…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING WEEKEND NEWS MARCH 29, 2020

SECOND COVID-19 CASE REPORTED IN LYCOMING COUNTY There is a second Lycoming County case of COVID-19, according to the Sun Gazette.  Union, Northumberland and Potter Counties have reported one case each as well.  As of Friday, the PA Department of Health Secretary , Dr. Rachel Levine, says there are 531 new positive cases of COVID-19…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS MARCH 27, 2020

VIRUS NUMBERS NOT LOOKING GOOD FOR YOUNGER ADULTS The COVID 19 numbers are rising in Pennsylvania…PA Dept. of Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine says the percentage of adults 50 and over testing positive for the virus is at 46% , however younger adults are not escaping the threat, with positive cases in the state for…more »

276 NEW CASES IN PENNSYLVANIA Dr Rachel Levine in her daily press conference yesterday updated Pennsylvanians on the growing numers of cases of COVID 19 in Pennsylvania.  As of midnight March 25th, there are 276 new cases of the coronavirus,  bringing a statewide total to 1, 127 in 44 counties.  There are 11 deaths reported…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS MARCH 25, 2020

COUNTY OFFICIAL CONFIRMS FIRST CASE OF COVID-19 IN LYCOMING COUNTY Lycoming County Coroner, Charles Kiesling Jr. confirmed to the Sun Gazette this morning that there is one living confirmed case of the corona virus that causes COVID-19 in Lycoming County.  The patient is being treated at home. According to Kiesling, there could be more cases…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS MARCH 24, 2020

STATE CORONAVIRUS NUMBERS The State Department of Health confirmed Monday night that there are a confirmed 644 cases of COVID-19 in 34 counties, a one-day increase of 165 cases in Pennsylvania,  and a total of six deaths, up from two a day earlier.   According to Penn Live, it’s the largest one-day increase to date. All…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS MARCH 23, 2020

DEATH TOLL GROWS TO FOUR IN PENNSYLVANIA The death toll has grown to four in Pennsylvania from the coronavirus known as COVID-19.  Penn Live reports that the Monroe County coroner reported the death Sunday night of a 56-year-old man from complications from the disease.  Lehigh Valley Live reported that the victim was from East Stroudsburg…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS MARCH 20, 2020

NON-ESSENTIAL BUSINESS MUST CLOSE Governor Tom Wolf yesterday ordered all non-life-sustaining businesses in Pennsylvania to close their physical locations at 8pm last night to slow the spread of the corona virus.  The Governor has directed state agencies such as Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, Department of Health, Department of Agriculture, Pennsylvania State Police and local officials,…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS MARCH 19, 2020

PA ANNOUNCES FIRST COVID-19 RELATED DEATH Pennsylvania officials have confirmed the first coronavirus-related death in the state. According to t a statement by the Wolf administration Wednesday night, the adult from Northampton County was being treated at a state hospital.  Officials did not provide any other details. According to the PA department of health, there…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS MARCH 18, 2020

There are three patients confirmed within the Geisinger system of care with presumed positive results for the virus that causes COVID-19 as of Tuesday evening.  According to the Sun Gazette, Geisinger media relations specialists said due to privacy concerns, they cannot confirm which facility the patients are receiving care due to privacy laws, but have…more »

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