News Live 365: December 10th, 2020

The Pennsylvania State Police in Franklin are pleased to report that a man listed as a missing person has been found and is safe.  85 year old Donald McNellie of Titusville was reported as a missing person on Tuesday night and troopers were able to report that he was located safe and sound at around 11:30 yesterday morning.

 

Pennsylvania’s Attorney General Josh Shapiro has announced that the commonwealth has joined 48 other states in filing an antitrust lawsuit against social media giant Facebook.  The suit argues that Facebook Inc. has created a monopoly by stifling competition, acquiring competitors in a predatory manner, and cutting customer services and privacy protections.

 

December 15th, 2020 is an important deadline for people seeking to purchase insurance through Pennsylvania’s insurance exchange, PENNIE.  PENNIE customers have until the end of business on December 15th if they wish to begin the year 2021 with an insurance policy. January 15th 2021 is the final day to purchase policies for the year. Find more information at PENNIE.com.

 

The United States of America set a grim new record for the second time this month when it recorded more than 3,000 new deaths from COVID-19 across the country yesterday and in Pennsylvania we recorded 11 deaths from the disease. Across the state more than 187,000 people are currently diagnosed with COVID-19, including Governor Tom Wolf who revealed he had tested positive for the virus on Tuesday, but had yet to begin showing any symptoms yesterday. Nearly 6,000 people statewide are hospitalized with the disease, 1,200 people in intensive care, and 675 are currently on ventilators. Crawford County set a new record of 117 new confirmed cases as of 10PM last night. We are also more than two whole months into the flu season this year, but so far numbers are very low, there are only 480 laboratory confirmed tests for influenza statewide.