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Hershey Medical Center coronavirus cases down slightly; it has discharged 127 following treatment


Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center saw a decrease in coronavirus patients it is treating on Tuesday, down 2 to 21.

Hershey Medical Center reported its 6th coronavirus death in numbers released Monday. That number was the same Tuesday. Penn State Health does not comment on the deaths of coronavirus patients, so no details are available.

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

Of the 21 coronavirus patients being treated Tuesday, 6 are in intensive care, down 1 from Monday. Three coronavirus patients are on a ventilator, 1 fewer than Monday.

The center has 8 patients under investigation for the coronavirus, 3 more than Monday. It has discharged 127 coronavirus patients it has treated, the same as Monday.

It has completed 8,420 tests, 106 more than Monday, with 93 percent negative and 7 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 4 patients being treated, 2 fewer than Monday, and 2 under investigation, the same as Monday. It has discharged 108 COVID-19 patients total, the same as Monday. It has reported 25 deaths, no increase.

Of St. Joseph’s patients, 3 are in the ICU, 2 more than Monday, and 3 are on ventilators, the same as Monday.

In comparison to Hershey Medical Center’s high percentage of negative tests, St. Joseph has seen different results. Out of its 6,085 tests, 73 percent have been negative with 27 percent positive.