Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 case total to jump due to inclusion of reinfection data

Philadelphia’s daily COVID-19 tally jumped to 1,667 cases one day last week and similar increases are expected to happen statewide Monday, but this is not due to a huge wave of new infections. Rather, state health officials have instructed counties to include any reinfections since the pandemic began. Reinfections previously were not counted as separate cases.

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