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Hershey Medical Center has completed more than 10,000 coronavirus tests, with 94 percent negative


Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center’s number of coronavirus patients remained at 20 on Thursday, a day after it reported 2 deaths to bring its total to 11.

On Wednesday, the facility reported its 10th and 11th deaths. On Monday, 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.

Of the 20 patients being treated Thursday, 5 are in intensive care, 1 fewer than Wednesday. Three coronavirus patients are on a ventilator, 2 fewer than Wednesday.

The center has 2 patients under investigation for the coronavirus, 2 fewer than Wednesday. It has discharged 153 coronavirus patients it has treated, 3 more than Wednesday.

It has completed 10,084 tests, up from 9,830 Wednesday, 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 2 patients being treated, 1 fewer than Wednesday, and 2 under investigation, 2 fewer than Wednesday. It has discharged 115 COVID-19 patients total, 1 more than Wednesday. It has reported 25 deaths, no increase.

Of St. Joseph’s patients, 1 is in the ICU, 2 fewer than Wednesday, and 1 is on a ventilator, 1 fewer than Wednesday.

In comparison to Hershey Medical Center’s high percentage of negative tests, St. Joseph has seen different results. Out of its 6,598 tests, 74 percent have been negative with 26 percent positive.