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Another coronavirus death reported at Hershey Medical Center, its 10th of the month


Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center reported another coronavirus death today, its 15th overall and 10th of the month.

Ten of its 15 deaths have been in June. It reported its 13th coronavirus death Thursday and 14th on Friday.

On June 12, the facility reported its 12th coronavirus death. On June 10, it reported its 10th and 11th deaths. On June 8, the facility reported its 9th patient died from the coronavirus.

On June 3, it reported the death of 2 patients, the first time that 2 coronavirus deaths were reported at the facility on the same day, to bring its total to 8. It reported its 6th coronavirus death in numbers released June 1.

Penn State Health does not comment on the deaths of coronavirus patients, so no details are available.

Its high for total patients being treated is 25, on May 26. On May 14, the total number of patients being treated was down to 6, its fewest.

Overall, it is treating 13 coronavirus patients, it said Monday, the same as Friday.

Of the 13 patients being treated Monday, 4 are in intensive care, the same as Friday. Four coronavirus patients are on a ventilator, also the same as Friday.

The center has 2 patients under investigation for the coronavirus, 2 fewer than Friday. It has discharged 179 coronavirus patients it has treated, 7 more than Friday.

It has completed 11,952 tests, up from 11,362 on Friday, with 94 percent negative and 6 percent positive overall.

Penn State Health’s dashboard provides numbers for its two hospitals — Hershey Medical Center and Penn State Health St. Joseph in Reading.

St. Joseph has 7 patients being treated, up 4 from Friday, and 2 under investigation, the same as Friday. It has discharged 121 COVID-19 patients total, 3 more than Friday. It has reported 25 deaths, no change.

Of St. Joseph’s patients, 4 are in the ICU, 2 more than Friday, and 2 are on a ventilator, 1 more than Friday.

In comparison to Hershey Medical Center’s high percentage of negative tests, St. Joseph has seen different results. Out of its 7,204 tests, 76 percent have been negative with 24 percent positive.